Drake & Scull International Abu Dhabi, a wholly owned subsidiary of Drake & Scull International (DSI) PJSC has been awarded an AED 170 million contract for the complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) works for the second and final package for “Danat Al Emarat” Women & Children’s Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
Developed by United Eastern Medical (UEMedical), Abu Dhabi’s leading privately owned Healthcare Development and Investment Company, Danat Al Emarat Women & Children’s Hospital is the first planned all-digital hospital in Abu Dhabi .The 11-storey ,150-bed hospital will provide critically needed maternity and neonatology services in the capital and will set a new standard in patient care delivery and will become a regional centre of excellence in women’s and children’s health, and a referral centre for high risk pregnancies, in addition to being specifically designed to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for its patients, staff and visitors.
The main contractor of the project is the international construction company “TERNA” which was awarded by “UEMedical” the construction contract of the second and final package of the hospital earlier in March. The value of the contract is AED 440 million and the total built-up area of Phase one is approximately 70,000 square meters spread across 11 floors and 2 basement levels with the project scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Commenting on the project win, Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of DSI said, “We have successfully secured AED 3.4 billion worth of work since the beginning of the year, which clearly indicates the effective diversity of our service portfolio across the region and our commitment to maximizing our shareholders value. We started Q3 with this prominent project win in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the second largest contributor to our Backlog and a competitive and dynamic market where DSI first operated in the region, evolved and accumulated a great level of expertise through the execution of a prestigious profile of iconic projects across the residential, commercial, healthcare, and hospitality industries over the past 45 years.’’
Mark Andrews, The Managing Director of DSI-MEP added, “DSI has successfully completed a reputable project profile of hospitals of different size and complexities in the region such as the Mina hospital in Mecca, the Jizan hospital in Jizan and the Rashid hospital and American hospital Expansion in Dubai among others. We recognize that the efficiency and reliability of hospitals’ building systems are critical to ensuring optimal patient care and are paramount to maximizing the overall productivity level of the facility .DSI’s proven technical and integrated services in the health care industry will enable it to apply its state of the art engineering capabilities and latest software technologies in this project. We will start the pre-commencement of the MEP works immediately and we expect to hand over the project in November2012” he concluded.
Since the Beginning of 2011 DSI has managed to secure a series of Civil, MEP and Water & Power projects in Oman, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Asia and Europe for a combined value of AED 3.4 billion .The company remains bullish on its expectations for the second half of the year and is currently extensively bidding for projects in the MENA and Asian regions through its MEP, Civil and Water and Power divisions and is also proactively seeking to develop its integrated service offering and to diversify into various industry sectors in emerging markets.