DSI unit wins $50m Dohaland contract
Doha, July 18, 2010
Dohaland said it has awarded a QR182 million ($50.4 million) design and build contract for two district cooling plants in its flagship Musheireb project to a subsidiary of top MEP company Drake & Scull International (DSI).
Aligned with the 'Qatar National Vision 2030', Dohaland aims to provide a dynamic modern lifestyle that exists in harmony with its surroundings, and empower human potential to grow and flourish.
Drake & Scull Water and Power (DSWP) said the contract scope of work includes detailed design and construction of district cooling plants comprising the chiller plants, cooling towers, and includes all equipment and services.
The total capacity of the two proposed District Cooling plants is 29,250 TR (Tonnage of Refrigeration).
Mohammad Masoud Al Marri, director (Projects) Dohaland said, “We are delighted to award the design and build contract to Drake and Scull for the district cooling plants for the Musheireb project. This is another important milestone in the construction of the Musheireb project which is progressing on schedule.'
'The vast experience of our partners, substantiated by the quality and delivery of their previous work, was a major consideration in their selection to undertake the project,” Al Marri said.
The contract also covers the design and construction of a chilled water reticulation network including valves and valve chamber details, the design and construction of complete Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) building services for the plants, the testing and commissioning of the Plants as well as the operation and maintenance of the district cooling plants for a minimum period of five years.
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of Drake & Scull International said, 'We are honoured to be working with Dohaland on such a prestigious project and to be associated with the regeneration of the heart of Doha. We share Dohaland's dedication, commitment and passion for the project and look forward to building a long term relationship.'
He pointed out that the Musheireb project win indicated the rapid dissemination of DSWP in the GCC market.
'DSWP is proud to take on the vital role of strategic service provider in this remarkable development which seeks to set new standards for inner city developments in the Gulf region. It’s immensely satisfying to see that DSWP’s perseverance and dedication is resulting in success through the attainment of major projects such as this one,' Tabari added.
Al Marri said that given Dohaland’s focus on sustainability and environment, the district cooling system shall provide an energy efficient approach to the Musheireb project. The qualitative advantages of the system are perceived in terms of better comfort, better reliability, and maximized convenience.'
'It shall provide better quality of cooling, maximum cost effectiveness, capital cost elimination, space saving, decrease in sound pollution, and importantly, is environmentally friendly,” he added.
Dohaland had recently confirmed that work on the project was proceeding on schedule and raft concrete pouring for phase 1A of the project was currently under progress. Phase 1A of Musheireb is due for completion in 2012 with the overall project expected to be ready by 2016.-TradeArabia News Service