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Drake & Scull win $80mn India contract

Dubai-based company to develop transmission grids in Uttarakhand.

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Dubai-based contractor Drake & Scull International (DSI) has won an $82.8mn (AED 304mn) contract to boost the power transmission network in northern India.

The firm is building a new 400kV Double Circuit power transmission line in Uttarakhand which will be fed by a huge hydropower project known as the Uttarakhand Power Sector Investment-Project.

Work will involve building 152km of transmission lines, as well as the surveying, design, fabrication and supply of 400kV DC transmission line towers.

"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 Alnaser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering.

“We are currently undertaking projects worth AED365mn ($99.4mn) 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.

"We see a lot of opportunities for all our businesses in India."

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