Drake and Scull to build DC plant for Dohaland

US$50 million contract to cool development in Doha, Qatar.

Drake & Scull have previously provided district cooling to developments like the Meydan racecourse.
Drake & Scull have previously provided district cooling to developments like the Meydan racecourse.

Developer Dohaland today announced that it has awarded US$50 million design and build contract for two district cooling plants in its flagship Musheireb project to Drake & Scull Water and Power(DSWP) – a subsidiary of Drake & Scull International (DSI).

The contract scope of work includes detailed design and construction of district cooling plants comprising the chiller plants, cooling towers, and includes all equipment and services. The total capacity of the two proposed district cooling plants is 29,250 tonnage of refrigeration (TF) for the development in Qatar’s capital Doha.

“We are delighted to award the design and build contract to Drake and Scull for the District Cooling plants for the Musheireb project. This is another important milestone in the construction of the Musheireb project which is progressing on schedule,” said Mohammad Masoud Al Marri, director of projects at Dohaland.

The contract also covers the design and construction of a chilled water reticulation network including valves and valve chamber details, the design and construction of complete Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) building services for the plants, the testing and commissioning of the Plants as well as the operation and maintenance of the district cooling plants for a minimum period of five years.

Dohaland had recently confirmed that work on the project was proceeding on schedule and raft concrete pouring for phase 1A of the project was currently under progress. Phase 1A of Musheireb is due for completion in 2012 with the overall project expected to be ready by 2016.

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) is a regional EPC contractor delivering world class integrated engineering through design and build disciplines of MEP, Civil Contracting and Water, Power and Infrastructure engineering. Since 1966, the Company has been providing engineering procurement and construction services to large and complex commercial, tourism, transportation, telecommunications, industrial projects for private and public customers principally in the Middle East and North Africa region.


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