Drake & Scull Engineering wins US$ 22.4 mn Abu Dhabi healthcare project contract

Posted on 16th December 2014

Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE), the engineering subsidiary of Drake & Scull International DSI), has won an AED 82.5 million (US$22.4 million) healthcare project in Abu Dhabi.

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The award boosts DSI’s total project awards in 2014 to date to AED 5.6 billion (US$1.5 billion) and the total projects backlog to an all-time high of AED 15.3 billion (US$ 4.1 billion) across MENA, Europe and Asia.

DSE is currently delivering crucial work on major projects such as Al Dara Hospital, Dammam University Hospital, and the King Fahad Medical City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In the UAE, the company is currently involved in the development of the Maliha Military Hospital in Sharjah and Danat Al Emarat Women and Children’s Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Previously, DSE played a key role in the development of iconic healthcare projects in the UAE such as Rashid Hospital, Latifa Hospital (previously Al Wasl Hospital), and the expansion to the American Hospital.

Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering, said: “DSI is committed to improve the quality of healthcare in the UAE, which has remained a key market for us for nearly 50 years. With the projected increase in UAE’s population as a result of the upcoming growth in the real estate sector due to the 2020 Expo, the demand for critical and quality healthcare is at an all-time high.

"MEP systems play a crucial part in core infrastructure of hospitals and other medical facilities, and DSE’s strong engineering skills and healthcare experience play a vital role in our medical projects. The medical facility in Abu Dhabi is a welcome addition to our growing projects portfolio and we hope to continue to help provide essential services to the MENA population.

"The GCC healthcare industry is expected to grow to AED 257 billion (US$ 69.9 billion) by 2018, according to a GCC Healthcare Industry report published by Alpen Capital and we are keen to play a vital role in the development of the regional healthcare industry by offering world-class engineering solutions.”

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