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Al Naser ... Oman remains an area of strategic growth.

Drake and Scull wins $95m Oman contracts

DUBAI, June 1, 2015

Dubai engineering and construction firm Drake and Scull International (DSI) said its Omani unit has won mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contracts worth Dh350 million ($95.3 million) in the sultanate.

As per the terms of the agreements, DSE Oman will deliver the MEP works on the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Seeb, two hotels in Saraya Bandar Jissah near Muscat, and an airport hangar related facility.

The scope of works for the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre spans a 3,100-seat central auditorium; a 455-seat secondary auditorium; the grand ballroom with 1,350 banquet-style seating; a 500-seat food-court with seven themed food production outlets; 28 meeting rooms including nine rooms formed by sub-dividing the ballrooms; and administration offices for the facility operators and external works, said a statement from the Dubai contractor.    
The work on the ambitious project is expected to commence soon with a scheduled completion by 2017, it added.

DSE Oman will also undertake the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of core MEP systems for two five-star beachfront properties at Saraya Bandar Jissah, near Muscat.

Its work on the first hotel complex will cover the main hotel building, seven three-storey typical hotel clusters, four one-bedroom villas, four two-bedroom villas, a specialty restaurant, a pool juice bar, and an ancillary building, said Drake and Scull in its statement.

DSE Oman will also deliver MEP works for the second five-star luxury hotel development, which will cover the main hotel building; seven villas; main car-park structure and substation; pump station and LV (low-voltage) room; pool bar and grill; dive centre; store for pool chemicals; and vehicle maintenance. The hotels are expected to be handed over by 2017 and 2016 respectively, it stated.

Additionally, DSE Oman will start work on the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of low side heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing work for an airport hangar related facility on an accelerated basis and work on the project is aimed for completion by early 2016, it added.    

Ahmad Al Naser, the managing director of Drake and Scull Engineering, said: "Oman’s real estate sector is making steady advances with the announcement of several new and upcoming promoting projects. A historically important market for DSE, Oman remains an area of strategic growth for the company."

DSE has undertaken several prestigious projects in the sultanate including the National Museum of Oman, and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The company is currently working to deliver various projects, including the New Muscat International Airport, the RGO (Royal Guard of Oman) Complex at Hisn Al Shumookh Extension Phase 17 in Nizwa, and the Sohar Refinery improvement project in Sohar.

"It gives us great satisfaction to maintain our strong momentum of securing major projects in all our key markets," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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