Drake & Scull International (DSI) PJSC, a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Engineering (MEP), Rail, Oil and Gas and Water and Waste-water treatment, has announced that it has been awarded the MEP contract worth AED 110 million for Plaza View, a mixed-use development in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The building comprises five levels of basement, ground and mezzanine floors, and 20 storeys for residential and commercial activities. The contract was awarded by Al Fara’a General Contracting (AFGCO), who is the main contractor for the project.
Under the terms of the agreement, DSI will provide its MEP services for the Plaza View project which will be completed by end of 2016. The scope of work includes complete engineering detailing, procuring, installing, testing, commissioning and handover of MEP Systems, including water supply works, drainage, fire fighting, central LPG, air conditioning and ventilation, and the complete electrical system on site.
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO and Vice-Chairman of DSI PJSC, said: “With increasing demand for residential and commercial properties in Abu Dhabi, the construction sector in our capital city is expanding rapidly. DSI is well-prepared to carry out large scale projects through our General Contracting, Engineering, Rail, Oil and Gas and Water and Waste Water Treatment divisions. Abu Dhabi is a vital market for DSI, forming nearly 11 per cent of our backlog. The Plaza View project will be a welcome addition to the portfolio of hospitality projects that we’ve delivered in the UAE in the last 48 years.”
DSI is currently executing several high profile projects in Abu Dhabi, including the Abu Dhabi Airport South Airfield Redevelopment, the prestigious Louvre Museum, the Central Market Redevelopment, and the Fairmont Hotel and Serviced Apartments. DSI continues to enhance and strengthen its services, offerings with unmatched vertical integration and global footprint. Total project awards to date reached approximately AED 3.7 billion in KSA, UAE, Qatar, Algeria, Jordan, India, Romania, Turkey and Egypt.