Drake & Scull Kuwait (DSI Kuwait), a subsidiary of Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Water and Power, Rail and Oil and Gas, has won a major engineering contract worth AED 68 million for Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait City. The company further revealed that it has also bagged an MEP deal worth AED 60 million for a healthcare facility in Shuwaikh and two commercial developments in Al-Qebla.
Under the terms of the first agreement, DSI Kuwait will undertake supply, installation, testing and commissioning of plumbing and fire fighting works, including defect liability to be completed by October 2015. Located near Al Salam Palace in the heart of the Kuwait City, the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center will be an iconic building, reflecting the evolution of Kuwaiti cultural and heritage landscape. It would be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to organize a wide range of cultural activities.
DSI Kuwait will also carry out the MEP works for two commercial developments in Al-Qebla area of Kuwait. The scope of work includes renovation and maintenance along with replacement of chillers, electric main panels and boards. Both developments are already under progress and will be delivered by June 2015. The company has also bagged an MEP contract for a healthcare facility in Shuwaikh. The scope of the project involves heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) along with plumbing and fire fighting works. The work for this healthcare facility is already in advance stages and will be handed over by March 2015.
Mahmoud Sabri, Area General Manager, Drake & Scull Kuwait, said: “We are delighted to have secured these major project wins, which put us on the right footing towards achieving our targets and executing our strategy in Kuwait. The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center promises to become a major landmark for Kuwait, and we will endeavor to make it a proud addition to Kuwait’s skyline. We have proven our capabilities and established our position in Kuwait as leaders in the Engineering business, and have successfully undertaken and delivered significant projects like the State Audit Bureau Headquarters.
We have maintained our track record of ensuring delivery of these projects on schedule, and see a lot of promise in the market, particularly in the Rail sector where Drake & Scull Rail can deliver Rail networks and stations. We are equipped with the region’s leading skilled workforce and technologies and are prepared to undertake more work as Kuwait embarks on its ambitious expansion plans this year. Kuwait remains an important market for DSI and an important contributor to the company’s revenue stream.”
DSI Kuwait has been operating in the country since 2004 and has been associated with several prominent construction and engineering projects, including the Special Training Centre for Public Authority for Applied Education and Training in Chuwaikh, the College of Basic Education – Boys Campus in Ardiya, and the Kuwait State Audit Bureau office. The company is currently delivering the College of Business, College of Arts and the College of Health and Sciences for Girls besides the Shaikh Saad Sports Hall.
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