Drake and Scull Engineering (DSE), the engineering subsidiary of Drake and Scull International (DSI), has been awarded a Dh198-million ($54 million) mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract on an upcoming hotel and serviced apartment complex in Dubai, UAE.
The package forms a significant part of the iconic project conceived as a mixed-use development which embraces the unique aspects of its prestigious location. Construction work on the hotel complex has commenced and completion is targeted for 2017.
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO and vice chairman of DSI, says: “The prominent hotel project award is of great significance to the DSI Group as it gives us a promising start to 2015. DSE will deliver its MEP services for five hospitality buildings ranging between 15 and 19 floors, featuring a hotel and serviced apartments, a ballroom and an attached café; a marina, including four footbridges and one vehicular bridge; and hard and soft landscaping works. The development aims to transform the location into a vibrant urban centre and a prominent landmark in the heart of Dubai.
“This new award signifies the trust shown to Drake and Scull by prominent clients. It complements our excellent portfolio of landmark developments and further cements our position as one of the leading engineering solutions providers in the region,” Tabari concludes.