Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE), the subsidiary of Drake & Scull International (DSI), has announced that it has secured a Dh121 million ($32.93 million) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to design and install a chilled water distribution network for a prominent mixed-use development in Dubai.
The win has helped DSI achieve Dh2.65 billion in total project awards across Mena and Asia, year to date.
DSI is a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of general contracting, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), water and power, rail, oil and gas, and water and wastewater treatment.
Under the terms of the agreement, DSE will design and build an underground chilled water pipe network in the mixed use development which will feature pre-insulated pipes varying in sizes ranging from 100mm to 1,200mm for an approximate total length of 32 km. In addition, DSE will also deliver all related civil works with a scheduled completion slated for 2018.
Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering, said: “DSE has achieved substantial progress in the regional engineering sector and boasts of a strong portfolio of major district cooling installations in prominent metropolises across the region.
"Our expertise in delivering such complex projects has been demonstrated by our pioneering work on district cooling plants in the Dubai Festival City, Jumeirah Beach Residences, and Meydan Nad Al Sheba in Dubai. The installation of the underground chilled water pipe network in the mixed use development will prove to be a challenging project that will provide us with an opportunity to demonstrate our well-honed EPC skills.
"Some of the major district cooling projects we are currently delivering in the region include the district cooling plants in Dohaland and Lusail City in Qatar and Saraya Aqaba in Jordan. We are confident that our sound technical fundamentals combined with our experienced team of skilled professionals give us a competitive advantage as we aim to secure substantial project wins associated with the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020.”
DSE was formed through a strategic merger of Drake & Scull’s traditional MEP and Water & Power (WP) businesses under one specialist entity. Some of the key engineering projects being undertaken by DSE in the UAE include the Louvre Museum, the Fairmont Hotel & Service Apartments, the Jewel of the Creek, the Habtoor City, and the Mall of the Emirates expansion.