Drake & Scull wins AED 189 million MEP contract for Al-Dara Hospital and Medical Center in Riyadh

drake and skull Company secures AED 5.27 Billion in project awards to date
KSA – Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Water and Power), Rail, Oil and Gas, and Water and Wastewater Treatment, has announced that its subsidiary Drake & Scull Saudi Arabia has won an AED 189 million MEP contract for Al-Dara Hospital and Medical Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The contract will start immediately and be completed by January 2016.
Under the terms of the agreement, DSI will undertake complete installation, testing & commissioning, of critical MEP systems like HVAC, plumbing and firefighting system, water treatment plant, medical gases system, fuel system, building management system & electrical systems for the hospital. The 107-bed Al-Dara Hospital and Medical Center, located close to the prestigious King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, will be the city’s largest and technically advanced outpatient center spread over an area of 27,500 square meters. It comprises of a low rise building built on a gross floor area of 101,000 square meters, comprising an eastern wing of GF+6 Floors, a western wing of G+4 floors, and a two-storey basement. Carillion Saudi Arabia is the main contractor of this ambitious outpatient facility.

Ahmad Al Naser, Managing Director of Drake & Scull Engineering, said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is our biggest market in the region where we are currently working on several high profile projects such as King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, Jabal Omar, and Lamar Towers. In addition, we have previously worked on landmark developments like the Information Technology Communications Complex and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. DSI has been highly active in the healthcare sector with an aim to improve and upgrade the quality of the healthcare services in the markets where we operate. The Al Dara Hospital continues our historical involvement with key healthcare projects in the region, which include the King Khaled Hospital Expansion, the upcoming King Fahad Medical City, Dammam University Hospital in KSA, the Rashid Hospital, Maliha Hospital and Danat Al Emarat in the UAE as well as the King Hussein Medical City in Jordan.”

DSI continues to enhance and strengthen its services offering with unmatched vertical integration and global footprint. The collaborative capabilities of the General Contracting, Engineering services (MEP and Water and Power), Oil and Gas, Rail and Infrastructudrake and skull 2re development continue to deliver strong performance quality work on project sites across MENA, South Asia, and Europe. The project win also helped to raise the Total project awards to date to approximately AED 5.27 billion, with new projects in KSA, UAE, Qatar, Algeria, Jordan, India, Romania, Turkey and Egypt.

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