DSE awarded contracts worth AED350 million in Oman
Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) has announced that Drake & Scull Engineering Oman, a subsidiary of Drake & Scull Engineering, has secured a series of contracts for a combined value of AED 350 million. Under the terms of the agreements, DSE Oman will deliver the MEP works on the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Seeb, two hotels in Saraya Bandar Jissah near Muscat, and an airport hangar related facility.
The scope of works for the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre MEP works spans a 3,100-seat central Auditorium; a 455-seat secondary Auditorium; the Grand Ballroom with 1,350 banquet-style seating; a 500-seat food court with seven themed food production outlets; 28 meeting rooms including nine rooms formed by sub-dividing the ballrooms; and administration offices for the facility operators and external works. Work on the ambitious project is expected to commence soon with a scheduled completion by 2017.
DSE Oman will also undertake the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of core MEP systems for two 5-star beachfront properties at Saraya Bandar Jissah, near Muscat. DSE Oman’s work on the first hotel complex will cover the main hotel building, seven three-storeyed typical hotel clusters, four one-bedroom villas, four two-bedroom villas, a specialty restaurant, a pool juice bar, and an ancillary building. DSE Oman will also deliver MEP works for the second five star luxury hotel development which will cover the main hotel building; seven villas; main car park structure and substation; pump station and LV room; pool bar and grill; dive centre; store for pool chemicals; and vehicle maintenance. The hotels are expected to be handed over by 2017 and 2016 respectively.
Additionally, DSE Oman will start work on the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of low side heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing work for an airport hangar related facility on an accelerated basis and work on the project is aimed for completion by early 2016.
Ahmad Al Naser, Managing Director of Drake & Scull Engineering LLC, said: “Oman’s real estate sector is making steady advances with the announcement of several new and upcoming promoting projects. A historically important market for DSE, Oman remains an area of strategic growth for the company. It gives us great satisfaction to maintain our strong momentum of securing major projects in all our key markets. We are proud of our historic contribution in the development of Oman’s stunning skyline through our work on some of Oman’s landmark projects. We are extremely confident that the AED 350 million win for the four projects will further boost DSE’s presence in the Sultanate and help consolidate our leading position as a major provider of quality engineering services.”