Drake & Scull wins $69m MEP jobs in Saudi
Dubai, June 24, 2013
Drake & Scull International (DSI), a leading engineering and construction company, has won a SR261 million ($69.5 million) project to provide turnkey MEP solutions for major healthcare projects in King Fahad Medical City.
DSI has signed a joint venture agreement with Habtoor Leighton Specon to undertake the MEP works for the National Institute of Neurosciences, and the Cancer & Cardiac Centre for a total value of SR522 million of which DSI’s share is 50 per cent.
The new development is considered to be the first hospital in the Gulf region to include a Proton Therapy Centre.
Spanning a total built-up area of 234,000 sq m, the project includes the National Institute of Neurosciences (11 levels), Comprehensive Cancer Centre (11 levels), Cardiac Centre (3 levels), Laboratories and office building (7 levels), Radiology Center, Cardiology Center, Underground Car Parks, Central Services Building (4 levels) and a Services Tunnel (320 m in length).
The facilities are part of the SR2.3 billion King Fahad Medical City, the largest and most advanced medical complex in the Middle East with a total capacity of 1,095 beds.
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of DSI, said: “The healthcare sector is very important to DSI and we are proud of our historic work in hospital projects around the world. The project award is a major milestone in our extensive healthcare experience in the kingdom.”
“Our in-depth knowledge of critical healthcare systems combined with our comprehensive understanding of the specific requirements of the Saudi market make us well suited to undertake projects of similar scale and engineering complexities.
“We see the project award as further consolidation of our status as leaders in Saudi Arabia’s MEP sector. DSI will continue to proactively invest in specialized expertise and cutting-edge technologies to continue to support the development initiatives in Saudi Arabia and across the region,” he added.
The new medical facility is part of DSI’s growing portfolio of high-profile healthcare projects in Saudi Arabia, which also includes a new healthcare facility in the eastern province of Damman as well as the Tabarjal Hospital, Mina Hospital and Health College. – TradeArabia News Service