Ahmad Al Naser
Drake & Scull bags $82m India power contract
Dubai, July 3, 2014
Drake & Scull International (DSI), a leader in integrated design, engineering and construction, has won a Dh304 million ($82.75 million) deal for the construction of a new 400 kiloVolt (kV) Double Circuit (DC) transmission line in India.
The contract was granted by the Uttarakhand Power Sector Investment Program-Project in Uttarakhand, an ambitious hydropower project, which will run from Srinagar to Kashipur in Kumaon to enhance the hydropower development in the region.
The scope of work for DSI includes the construction of 152-km transmission line on quadruple bundled Bersimis conductor. The company will also undertake the survey, design, fabrication and supply of 400 kV DC transmission line towers, supply of conductors and insulators, erection of towers and other related materials, and testing and commissioning of the whole transmission line.
“We are pleased to have secured this important power project in India. The construction of the power transmission line will help supply up to 2,500 Megawatts of electricity to the North India grid which is underdeveloped and overstretched at present,” said Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering.
“We are currently undertaking projects worth Dh365 Million in India where we have already proved our credentials in the power sector by delivering a thermal power project and the Coal Conveyor system in Orissa besides the solar power project in Tamil Nadu in the past.
“Our MEP services have earned an enviable reputation through our work on landmark projects like the Lodha World Crest Tower and the New Cuffe Parade in Mumbai.
"We see a lot of opportunities for all our businesses in India, including the Water and Wastewater Sector, where our German subsidiary Passavant Energy & Environment have already won two major contracts worth Dh49.3 million this year. We are also keen to demonstrate our expertise in the Rail Sector and are bidding for upcoming key projects in the rural and urban rail networks,” Naser added. – TradeArabia News Service