Drake & Scull signs a double Palm package

Drake & Scull International (DSI) has won US $88 million (AED325 million) worth of mechanical, electrical and plumbing work on developments in Dubai.

Drake & Scull International (DSI) has won US $88 million (AED325 million) worth of mechanical, electrical and plumbing work on developments in Dubai.

The company will supply, install, test and commission the MEP requirements for Zabeel Investment's Anantara Palm Jumeirah and Tiara Residence at Palm Jumeirah, which is worth another $68 million.

The other contract is for IFA Hotel & Resorts' Laguna Tower Residence at the Jumeirah Lake Towers and is worth $20 million.

DSI will carry out installation of air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing and drainage, building management systems, automatic firefighting, power and lighting, telephone and data, fire alarm system, video intercom system, central energy lighting, closed-circuit television and access control security systems on both projects.

The Anantara Palm Jumeirah & Tiara Residence is a 258,000m2 complex made up of adjoining apartments, a five-star hotel and a clubhouse.

The development includes 644 apartments of one, two and three-bedroom units, penthouses, garden apartments, multi-level underground parking spaces, landscaped and playground facilities, 244 hotel rooms, 132 serviced furnished apartments and swimming pool facilities.

For its work on the Laguna Tower & Residence, DSI will collaborate with the Test-Ranya-China State joint venture - the main contractor on the project.

"DSI's technical proficiency is moulded by years of experience in the industry, and our contemporary expertise sharpened by a sustained investment in the latest trends and technology, will be of great use in meeting the demands of these leisure-oriented projects," said Nasser Yaseen, operations manager, DSI.

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