Drake unit wins $9.5m airport contract
Dubai, February 24, 2014
Drake & Scull Rail, a subsidiary of Drake & Scull International, has won a Dh35 million ($9.5 million) contract for a new airport passenger movement system at the Dubai International Airport.
The project will be the unit’s first rail work in the Middle East, said a statement.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has commissioned the construction of Concourse 4 at the airport which will be connected to Terminal 1 via an automated passenger mover system (APM).
Drake & Scull Rail will provide complete MEP works and railway services within the areas associated with the APM locations.
The scope of work includes the production and submission of shop/fabrication drawings, supply and installation of MEP services throughout the APM-associated locations, and provision of railway-specific services such as signals, traction power, maintenance of area power, compressed air and communication systems as well as minor construction works.
Al Jaber LEGT Engineering & Contracting (Alec) is the main contractor for the development of the Concourse 4 while Bombardier Transportation US is the prime entity responsible for rolling stock and rail technologies at the airport.
Bombardier will also develop the monorail system that will transport passengers between the newly constructed Concourse 4 and Terminal 1.
Darko Macura, operations director, Drake & Scull Rail, said: “We are delighted to secure our first Rail project in the Middle East, and are excited and proud to be a part of the prestigious Dubai International Airport project that combines airport and railway infrastructure.
“Our solutions, resources and vast experience with prior rail projects will help us to successfully implement this project.”
Drake & Scull Rail offers complete EPC solutions for all systems and services for stations, depots and tunnels, catering to industry, governmental and railroad clients in Mena and South Asia. - TradeArabia News Service