Sudan contract for Drake & Scull

Drake & Scull has won a US $21 million (SDG42.8 million) contract to provide MEP services for The Wahat Al Khartoum Towers project in Khartoum. This will be the first project the contractor has undertaken in Sudan.

Drake & Scull has won a US $21 million (SDG42.8 million) contract to provide MEP services for The Wahat Al Khartoum Towers project in Khartoum. This will be the first project the contractor has undertaken in Sudan.

Under the contract, the firm will be involved in the design detailing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a chiller yard, air handling units, pumping plant, drainage, hot and cold water system, firefighting system, electrical distribution, 11kV switchgear and transformers, fire detection system, lighting systems and low current systems for the complete project. It is due to complete installations in November 2008.

The project is being being built in central Khartoum for the Wahat Al Khartoum Urban Development Company. It comprises four office towers, a shopping centre with underground parking and a park.

"This will be one of the more striking building complexes in Khartoum's central business district, which is undergoing a major transformation," stated Drake & Scull area director Tawfiq Abu-Soud. "It is considered to be the largest single building in Sudan, with a built area of around 140,000m2," he added.

The project was designed by architect Dar Consult, Turkish Emirates for Construction Company (TEC) is the main contractor.

Drake & Scull has newly established an office in Sudan and is actively pursuing other contracts within the country.

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