Drake & Scull International (DSI), the leading mechanical and electrical engineering contracting company in the region, has been awarded an AED 150 million contract by IFA Hotels & Resorts, to provide complete mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for its Fairmont Palm Residence project being built on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah development.
Khaldoun Al Tabari, Executive Director, Drake & Scull International said: “Drake & Scull’s considerable technical and engineering expertise in executing complex electro-mechanical works combined with its know-how and experience of regional conditions, has earned the company some of the most prestigious projects in the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa.”
“The Fairmont Palm Residence is the latest in this growing list of projects and Drake & Scull is committed to deploying its cutting-edge technology solutions to deliver a top quality project within the stipulated date and in compliance with stringent international quality norms,” Al Tabari added.
The Fairmont Palm Residence comprises two typical residential towers—the North and South Towers—with each tower of up to 100,000 square metres of built-up area.The towers feature two basement floors and one ground floor accommodating town houses and parking areas, nine residential and two penthouse floors. Drake & Scull will provide all MEP works for both the buildings.
Drake & Scull’s contract covers installation of systems for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, fire-fighting and swimming pools. The engineering company will also install incoming and LV mains, standby equipment, automatic power factor correction, power and lighting systems for the Fairmont Palm Residence project.
The scope of the contract also includes installation of central battery and fire alarm systems, video intercom and access control systems, CCTV, public address, DIC and TV systems, GSM system, earthing and lightning protection systems. Work on the Fairmont Palm Residence began this November and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2008.
Drake & Scull has been providing world-class engineering services to projects in the power, oil and gas, petrochemicals, industrial, utilities, communications and infrastructure sectors in the Middle East since its inception in 1964. Headquartered in Dubai, DSI’s extensive regional operations also extend to Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan and Egypt.
About Drake & Scull InternationalDrake & Scull International is an integrated end-to-end service provider in the field of electrical and mechanical engineering and has provided high quality services to clients since its inception in 1964. Drake & Scull’s expertise, spans from providing complete solutions through design-and-build, to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), as well as maintenance and operations of District Cooling Plants. With many prestigious projects completed, including Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai Internet City, Smart Village/Egypt, Four Seasons Hotel/Qatar, Drake & Scull is currently working on Jumeirah Beach Residence and Dubai Festival City.