DSE secures $60.9m contract for projects in Dubai

Drake & Scull Engineering to deliver complete MEP services for a 192,000 sqm landmark retail destination expansion

Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of DSE.
Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of DSE.

Drake & Scull International (DSI) announced that Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE) has secured a $60.9m (AED224m) project award to deliver mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for a hotel complex and the expansion of a retail mall in Dubai.

DSI has commenced work on the site and will oversee the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of complete MEP works with a scheduled handover by 2018.

The project involves the development of an extension to a prominent retail destination in Dubai whose expanded premises will include a new high rise hotel tower and a low-rise podium that includes a hypermarket, cinemas, and additional retail space, all within a total built up area of 192,000 sqm.

Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of DSE, stated: “The hotel complex and mall expansion project award is the latest major retail development contract which sustains the momentum of project wins DSI has demonstrated by securing prominent projects across the GCC region this year. The hotel complex and mall expansion is a welcome addition to projects we are delivering in the UAE which includes the Habtoor City, the Jewel of the Creek and the Louvre Museum to name a few. The project win also reflects our position in the engineering sector as the preferred partner for large scale retail malls which is enhanced by our previous work on prestigious retail developments like Abu Dhabi’s Central Market and the Sahara Mall Expansion."

He added: "DSE is currently involved in the development of prominent retail projects like the Souk Al Kuwait, Souk Al Kabeer and Mall of Qatar as well as the expansion of the Mall of the Emirates across the GCC. We are confident about our prospects of securing more high-profile projects for the rest of the year.”

Drake & Scull has registered a series of prominent projects across the MENA region in 2015, which include the $49m (AED180m) Al Reef Tower, the $53.9m (AED198m) Jewel of the Creek, a series of projects in Oman worth $95.2m (AED350m), an education institution in Kuwait for $59.3m (AED218m), a residential development in Abu Dhabi and a premier retail development in Kuwait for a combined value of $26.1m (AED96m) to name a few.

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