Drake & Scull International Negotiates for Dh1 Billion Worth of Contracts With Wahat Al Zaweya in Al Ain

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Published January 15th, 2018 - 06:12 GMT
Rabih Abou Diwan, Investor Relations Director of Drake & Scull International
Rabih Abou Diwan, Investor Relations Director of Drake & Scull International

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its general contracting subsidiary, Gulf Technical Construction Company (GTCC), is negotiating AED 1 billion worth of contracts with Wahat Al Zaweya in Al Ain, and has also been awarded as part of the negotiations a AED 250 million contract to develop the Nasayem project in Wahat Al Zaweya.

Under the terms of the agreement, GTCC has already started the construction works for the 336-unit villa complex Nasayem project, which will be composed of 290 three-bedroom villas and 46 four-bedroom villas.

The contract award for Nasayem project in Wahat Al Zaweya has been secured and finalized, while final negotiations are now underway for additional contracts that are valued at AED 750 million. The negotiations are expected to be concluded in the first half of 2018.

Rabih Abou Diwan, Investor Relations Director, Drake & Scull International PJSC, said: “The new Wahat Al Zaweya contract is a great start towards what we expect to be an invigorated fiscal year marked by steady recovery and further stability. DSI is now pursuing accelerated growth and sustained industry leadership through key projects such as this that showcase our unrivalled expertise and the market confidence we continue to enjoy. We expect more of such positive developments in the coming months from GTCC and across all our divisions.” 

The new project award reflects the strategic and long-term investment of Tabarak Investment at Drake & Scull International--moving ahead with its plans to support the company to achieve full operational recovery by completing existing projects, targeting new ones and looking for new opportunities to diversify and expand income. Tabarak Investment has confirmed a significant improvement in the efficiency of operations under the leadership of DSI’s new management, which will support the latter’s financial performance during this year. 

Background Information

Drake & Scull International PJSC

DSI’s journey began in 1881 and has continued over 135 years, spreading from the western edge of Europe, to stretch across the eastern fringes of Asia today. DSI’s historic legacy can be divided into three significant milestones.

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