Drake unit wins water projects in Romania
Dubai, December 12, 2012
Dubai-based Drake & Scull International (DSI), a regional market leader in integrated design, engineering and construction sector, said its German subsidiary has secured two major water treatment plant projects worth Dh90 million ($25 million) in Romania.
The new contracts reflect its German unit Passavant-Roediger’s on-going efforts to expand the reach of its water treatment expertise in Europe, said a statement from Drake & Scull.
Under the terms of the first contract valued at Dh42.5 million, Passavant-Roediger will design and build a River Water Treatment Plant in Sibiu, Romania, producing drinking water for up to 200,000 people.
The company will also install new feeding pipes for supplying drinking water to Cisnadie and for replenishing the water reservoirs from the Cisnadioara to Rasinari localities.
The second project valued at Dh47.5 million involves the extension and modernization of a Waste Water Treatment Plant in Roman, catering for a population equivalent of just over 115,000 people.
Passavant-Roediger has been contracted to perform various mechanical, electrical and supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) works, including Passavant-Roediger's Anaerobic Sludge Digestion Technology to enhance and expand the plants' treatment capacity, said the company statement.
The latest contracts strategically position DSI’s German subsidiary in the lucrative Romanian water treatment market. The main objective of Romania’s water management policy is to reach ‘good ecological status’ by 2015 through the integrated management of its water resources, in compliance with the EU Water Framework Directive, it added.
Commenting on the win, Dr Mazen Bachir, the managing director of Passavant-Roediger said, "Romania is highly committed to boosting the quality and protection of its water resources, and so our two contracts represent timely incursions into a buoyant market."
Passavant-Roediger has managed to substantially grow its backlog from Dh150 million recorded as of September 2011 to Dh600 million recorded as of September 2012 representing a year to year growth of 300 per cent.
"Passavant-Roediger’s patented treatment technologies align exceptionally well with the country’s water management goals. Moreover, our domain expertise and the level of workmanship that will be displayed will provide a stepping stone for attracting Romanian interests to DSI’s civil contracting, MEP and Power specialties," he added.
A leading global developer of wastewater, water and sludge treatment technologies, with operations across Europe, Africa, Asia and the ME, Passavant-Roediger was acquired by DSI in 2009 to enhance its capabilities in the region’s water and wastewater sector.-TradeArabia News Service