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Arabtec unit joins TAV for $68m MEP works at Emaar's Opera District

EFECO has entered a contract with TAV Tepe Akfen Construction to deliver MEP services within Opera District, with work due to commence this month

The MEP project will be implemented within Opera District [image: emaar.com].
The MEP project will be implemented within Opera District [image: emaar.com].

A contract has been awarded to implement mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) works for a project within Emaar Properties' Opera District (pictured). 

Arabtec Holding's wholly owned subsidiary, Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Co (EFECO) has entered a contract with TAV Tepe Akfen Construction for the $68m (AED250m) MEP project.

READ: Arabtec wins $279m Dubai Properties' Villanova contract

The contract will see the delivery of MEP works for Towers A2 and A3 Opera District's Plot A.

In addition to the towers, a common basement within Plot A is included in the contract.

READ: UAE's Arabtec Holding posts 3.2% hike in 9M 2017 revenues

The project's total number of apartments is 809, spanning a built-up area 21.8ha (2.35 million sqft).

Project works will commence this month, and extend for a period of 34 months.

Commenting on the contract win, Hamish Tyrwhitt, group chief executive officer of Arabtec Holding, said: "We are pleased that EFECO has been awarded the Opera District project.

"We look forward to working on another project for Emaar Properties as we continue to build on our solid relationships in our core markets."

Arabtec has recorded strong growth in recent months, and announced significant contract wins in H2 2017

In December 2017, the group announced that its subsidiary had been awarded contracts to work on Dubai Properties' Villanova project.

The contract awarded to Arabtec Construction, worth $279m (AED1.02bn), covered the project's Amaranta and La Quinta phases, and included the construction of villas and townhouses. 

EFECO deliver mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services for the project. 

Project works were expected to commence immediately, with completion set within a 28-month period, Arabtec revealed in a missive issued to the Dubai bourse on 28 December, 2017. 

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