Khaldoun Tabari - CEO of Drake & Scull International
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, announced that on the sidelines of the recently held World Economic Forum 2013 in Jordan, Arabtec Construction LLC the main contractor of the St. Regis Hotel and Residences project in Amman appointed DSI to execute the project’s entire mechanical electrical and plumbing works for a contract value of AED 158 million.
St. Regis Residences Amman comprises two towers connected through an external façade and offers 79 residential units and stunning sky villas, in addition to a swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre, reception lounge, business centre facilities, playgrounds, multifunctional executive lounge, cinema theatre and dedicated conference and meeting rooms. On the other hand, St. Regis Hotel Amman includes a 17-storey tower offering 260 units and 4 restaurants and cafes, in addition to a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa, spacious conference rooms, business centre facilities and retail stores.
Having partnered with some of the world’s leading hotel operators, Drake & Scull International has acquired extensive expertise in the hospitality industry, positioning itself firmly at the forefront of hospitality and tourism construction sector. The company has completed several projects in the UAE, including Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Wafi Mall expansion, Twin Towers in Dubai and Baynunah Tower in Abu Dhabi, along with other hotel projects in Sharm el-Sheikh and the Nile Corniche in Egypt and other countries in the region.
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of Drake & Scull International, said: “Winning this contract is a major step forward towards strengthening our presence in Jordan where the King Hussein Medical City was one of our key breakthroughs. The new contract underscores our successful history in offering specialized MEP services and reinforces our position as the preferred provider of integrated engineering services across the regional hospitality sector. We are keen to maintain the highest levels of quality, sustainability and safety while delivering an integrated and comprehensive engineering offering to address the current and future needs of the growing hospitality industry in Jordan which has positioned itself as an attractive destination for investment and tourism.”
Drake & Scull continues to enhance and strengthen its services offering with unmatched vertical integration and global footprint. The collaborative capabilities of the Engineering services (MEP and Water and Power), General Contracting, Oil and Gas, Rail and Infrastructure development continue to deliver strong performance quality work on project sites. Armed with a multicultural workforce, inherent financial strength and solid regional experience, the company’s outlook remains positive in terms of realising greater profitability and improving productivity across MENA, South Asia and Europe.