DSI wins $128m Abu Dhabi utility project
Dubai, April 25, 2012
Drake & Scull International (DSI), a regional market leader in integrated design, engineering and construction sector, said its water and power unit has won a Dh470 million ($128 million) subcontract for a utility proect in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE-based company is a specialist in the disciplines of civil contracting mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) sector.
Drake & Scull Water and Power said it had won a subcontract from Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) for the design review, procurement & construction of MEP & instrumentation works for the strategic tunnel enhancement programme (STEP) pumping station in the emirate.
Developed by ADSSC, it will be one of the longest gravity-driven wastewater tunnels in the world designed to reduce the pressure on the current Emirate Sewerage system and to expand its future capacity.
The pumping station will be located at the termination of the new deep Tunnel sewer at Al Wathba area and is part of the STEP.
The construction of pumping station will be executed in partnership with the main design and build contractor “Construtora Norberto Odebrecht” a renowned International Brazilian conglomerate specialized in the fields of engineering, construction, chemicals and petrochemicals.
DSWP said it will commence the execution of the MEP package immediately after the civil works get completed.
ADSSC managing director Alan Thomson said, “I am positive that we have found the right partner to deliver this programme and to utilize their worldwide expertise to help supplement the efforts of ADSSC to be the best-practice wastewater company in the region.”
Commenting on the win, Tawfiq Abu Soud, the managing director of DSWP said, “We are delighted to have been selected to contribute to upgrading the emirate’s sewerage system. Sustainability and environmentally sound engineering practices are crucial and pivotal elements to the successful completion of the project.'
'Our expertise in environmental engineering and our partnership with Odebrecht will allow us to put in place eco-friendly engineering models and structures to protect the environment and contribute to the development of a sustainable infrastructure system in the emirate,' he added.
Since its inception, Drake & Scull Water and Power has completed several projects in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi and other GCC countries.-TradeArabia News Service