Drake & Scull Rail, an internationally recognized 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 that it has won a contract worth AED 35 million for a new Airport Passenger Movement System at the Dubai International Airport; the first rail project for Drake & Scull Rail in the Middle East.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has commissioned the construction of Concourse 4 at the Dubai International Airport which will be connected to Terminal 1 via an automated passenger mover system (APM). Drake & Scull Rail will provide complete MEP works and Railway services within the areas associated with the APM locations. The scope of work includes the production and submission of shop/fabrication drawings, supply and installation of MEP services throughout the APM-associated locations, and provision of railway-specific services such as signals, traction power, maintenance of area power, compressed air and communication systems as well as minor construction works. ALEC (Al Jaber LEGT Engineering & Contracting), is the main contractor for development of the Concourse 4 at the Dubai International Airport while Bombardier Transportation Holdings USA Inc, is the prime entity responsible for rolling stock and rail technologies at the airport. Bombardier will also develop the monorail system that will transport passengers between the newly constructed Concourse 4 and Terminal 1.
Darko Macura, Operations Director, Drake & Scull Rail, said: “We are delighted to secure our first Rail project in the Middle East, and are excited and proud to be a part of the prestigious Dubai International Airport project that combines airport and railway infrastructure. Our state-of-the-art solutions, resources and vast experience with prior rail projects will help us to successfully implement this project. We are happy to continue the rich history of DSI’s Rail projects from Europe and Asia in the Middle East and we hope to pick up more work in the region. Our work on important projects like the Jubilee Line Extension, St Pancras Station Redevelopment, Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) line and the Hong Kong Metro speaks for itself, and we offer the same capabilities and resources to the MENA region.”
“We are very optimistic about the outlook for the Rail industry as we’ve seen tremendous activity in this sector in the last two years. In the last year, more than $30 billion worth of rail construction contracts have been awarded, from metro projects in Saudi Arabia to tram systems in Algeria.We are partnering with the world’s leading railways experts and we would like to offer our integrated end to end engineering services to major projects including metro rails in Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina, Dammam and Doha and Etihad Rail (UAE). Kuwait and Oman are other promising prospects for Drake & Scull Rail, and of course, India remains one of the biggest Rail markets in Asia and we are actively pursuing opportunities over there.” Darko concluded.
Drake & Scull Rail offers complete EPC solutions for all systems and services for stations, depots and tunnels, catering to industry, governmental and railroad clients in MENA and South Asia. Drake & Scull Rail has the capability to follow a range of contractual arrangements, from turnkey to EPC, joint ventures with other companies, packaged works and subcontract works. Drake & Scull Rail undertakes complete MEP fit-out of stations, both over ground as well as underground. The company has extensive experience with power supplies for Signaling & Telecomms customer information systems and customer security systems, which are specific to rail and to underground stations as well as depots for the maintenance of rolling stock. In partnership with specialist manufacturers, DSR is able to perform and deliver full turnkey projects for depots, MEP fit-out, construction, as well as supply and installation of specialist heavy equipment.