Drake & Scull wins Dammam hospital deal
Dammam, December 11, 2011
Drake & Scull Saudi, the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) arm of Drake & Scull International (DSI), has won an estimated SR130 million ($34.66 million) contract to execute MEP works for a hospital in Damman.
The announcement comes a week after DSI winning an SR352 million commercial development project in Riyadh, said a statement.
The new hospital, with 400-bed capacity, consists of an 11-storey building that includes clinics, educational facilities, specialised and support sections, nursing units, diagnosis laboratories, operation theaters and a helipad site. The execution of the MEP package will commence immediately and the project is expected to be completed in 2016, the company said.
Saudi Arabia’s healthcare sector is a key growth market for DSI as the government and private sector are investing aggressively to expand the capacity of local hospitals and other medical facilities to meet the growing healthcare needs of the kingdom’s growing population. In the 2011 state budget, health and social affairs accounted for 11.8 per cent of the total government expenditure, representing an increase of 12.3 per cent from the previous year.
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of DSI, stated: “The new high-stakes project in Damman is certainly a strong affirmation of DSI’s success in delivering custom-built MEP services and the company’s reputation as the preferred integrated engineering service provider in the region’s healthcare sector.”
DSI has provided MEP services to healthcare facilities in different countries across the Middle East, including the Paediatric Hospital and Emergency Centre at King Hussain Medical City in Amman, Jordan; the American Hospital Expansion and Rashid Hospital Emergency and Trauma Centre in Dubai, UAE; the Mina Hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia; and the Jizan Hospital in Juza, Saudi Arabia.
The company has also internationally served various healthcare facilities such as the Montego Bay Hospital in Cornwall, Jamaica; the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong and the Sokoto Teaching Hospital in Sokoto, Nigeria. – TradeArabia News Service