Tawfiq Abu Soud, Managing Director of Drake & Scull Engineering
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Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE) Oman, the 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 announced its expansion plans in the country’s aviation industry as they bid for several key projects within the sector. The highly strategic and timely move is based on their in-depth local knowledge as well as expertise in MEP works within the aviation sector.
The key strength for DSE Oman lies in its comprehensive contracting services that address the challenges within the aviation sector along with necessary expertise and technologies to overcome all obstacles to ensure timely completion of a project. Some of the major construction and expansion works for the airports undertaken by DSE include Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal Phase II and the extension of the military airbase in Dubai, both in the UAE; Kai Tak Airport and Phase I Air Cargo Terminals in Hong Kong; New Doha International Airport CP15 in Qatar; and Dar Es Salaam International Airport in Tanzania.
Tawfiq Abu Soud, Managing Director of Drake & Scull Engineering, said: “DSI’s expansion in Oman and GCC is a strategic move in light of the exponential growth of the region’s aviation sector. There is a growing demand for MEP services as the aviation industry seeks assistance in sectors such as energy, environment sustainability, public health, and safety and security protocols and represents tremendous opportunities for MEP contractors. Our state-of-the-art engineering solutions along with our global experience in aviation sector makes us strong contender for rising opportunities with Oman’s aviation sector.”
DSI continues to enhance and strengthen its services, offerings with unmatched vertical integration and global footprint. The company successfully achieved total Revenues of AED 3.56 billion and total Net Profit of AED 145 million for the first nine months of 2013. Total project awards year-to-date reached AED 6.74 billion in KSA, UAE, Qatar, Algeria, Jordan, India, Romania and Turkey. The company’s Order Backlog reached a record high, closing at AED 12.4 billion as of September 30, 2013 compared to AED 7.5 billion recorded during the same period of 2012.
DSI successfully achieved collaborative capabilities of the Engineering services (MEP and Water and Power), General Contracting, Oil and Gas, Rail and Infrastructure development and continued to deliver strong performance and 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.