Drake & Scull wins three Kuwait deals worth $35mn

Firm to do plumbing works for Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre

Kuwait City
Kuwait City

Drake & Scull International has signed three major deals in Kuwait worth around $35mn (AED128mn).

The Dubai-based contractor said the biggest of the three deals is an engineering contract worth $18.5mn (AED68mn) to build the new Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait City.

It has also won a $16.3mn (AED60mn) MEP deal for a healthcare facility in Kuwait and for two smaller commercial developments in Al-Qebla.

At the Cultural Centre, it will be responsible for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of plumbing and firefighting works at the centre, which is near Al Salam Palace in the heart of Kuwait City.

The work will be complete by October 2015.

The MEP work at the healthcare facility in Shuwaikh is "aready in advance stages" and will complete by March 2015, while the commercial developments will complete by June 2015.

Mahmoud Sabri, general manager for Drake & Scull Kuwait, said: “We are delighted to have secured these major project wins, which put us on the right footing towards achieving our targets and executing our strategy in Kuwait.

"The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center promises to become a major landmark for Kuwait, and we will endeavor to make it a proud addition to Kuwait’s skyline."

He added that the firm had maintained a track record "of ensuring delivery of projects on schedule, and see a lot of promise in the market, particularly in the rail sector where Drake & Scull Rail can deliver rail networks and stations".

"We are prepared to undertake more work as Kuwait embarks on its ambitious expansion plans this year. Kuwait remains an important market for DSI and an important contributor to the company’s revenue stream,” he said.

DSI has been operating in Kuwait since 2004.

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