Drake and Scull awards key supply contract
Dubai, March 11, 2014
Drake & Scull International (DSI), a leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction sector, has awarded a key supply contract to Off-Site Engineering Solutions, a specialist provider of pre-engineered MEP solutions with headquarters in Dubai.
The deal awarded by Drake and Scull's Saudi unit is for supply of prefabricated Multi Service Modules to the Jabal Omar Development in Makkah. The scope will include services in the main corridors to 4 towers in the development.
The pre-fabricated MEP multi-service modules will be produced in a factory environment and require only 25 per cent of the labor traditionally used to complete these works on site, reducing the head count and visa requirements substantially, said a DSI statement.
The Multi Service MEP modules will be delivered to site fully finished and will be manufactured in Off-Site Engineering Solutions’ Jeddah workshop, close to the point of use for maximum efficiency and speed of installation.
Off-Site Engineering Solutions CEO Patrick O'Callaghan said "Jabal Omar Phase 3 is our largest MEP Prefabrication win to date and will include nearly 2,000 multi-service corridor modules."
"This high profile award is further validation of our business and strengthens our claim that prefabrication is the preferred procurement methodology for high quality MEP systems where labour resources are scarce and there are many repeated elements on typical floor plans," remarked O'Callaghan.
"We are committed to serving the market in Saudi Arabia and making an impact on the reduction of foreign labor required to deliver MEP projects while opening up good job opportunities for KSA citizens," he added.
Off-Site had previously provided Multiservice MEP modules to Saudi Aramco’s KAPSARC project in Riyadh as well as to other projects in the UAE such as Aldar’s Yas Mall and Central Market Hotel in Abu Dhabi.-TradeArabia News Service