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Drake and Scull bags UAE contracts worth $35mn

The contract includes mechanical work for two district cooling plants in Dubai designed to offer a combined 6,750 tons of refrigeration

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Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering
Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering

Drake and Scull Engineering LLC (DSE), a subsidiary of Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), has been commissioned to deliver Mechanical and Lighting works for a mixed-use residential and commercial tower in Abu Dhabi and two district cooling plants (DCP) in Dubai for a combined contract value of $35mn.

Under the terms of the first agreement, DSE will supply and install the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), building management, firefighting, water supply and drainage systems, as well as lighting fixtures for a mixed use tower based in Abu Dhabi.

Work on the project has already commenced with an estimated handover scheduled for 2018.

Under the terms of the second agreement, DSE will supply, install, test and commission the mechanical, fire suppression, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and electrical services of the two plants’ water cooled chillers, cooling towers and building management system in Dubai.

The two district cooling plants have been designed to offer a combined 6,750 Tons of Refrigeration. DSE's work on both projects will commence in January 2016 with a scheduled handover during Q4 2016.

Drake & Scull has secured more than $680mn worth of projects this year across the UAE, Oman and Kuwait. The two projects will add to its current projects backlog which stood at $3.4bn as of 30 September 2015.

“We are pleased to continue our trend in 2015,” said Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering.

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