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Kuwait arm of Dubai's Drake wins $34m orders

Drake & Scull Kuwait's new contracts include work on cultural centre in country's capital city

Kuwait arm of Dubai's Drake wins $34m orders
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of Drake & Scull International. (For illustrative purposes only)

Drake & Scull Kuwait (DSI Kuwait), a subsidiary of Drake & Scull International, has announced it has won new contracts worth AED128 million ($34.8 million).

The company said in a statement that it has secured a major engineering contract worth AED68 million for Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait City as well as an MEP deal worth AED60 million for a healthcare facility in Shuwaikh and two commercial developments in Al-Qebla.

Under the terms of the first agreement, DSI Kuwait will undertake supply, installation, testing and commissioning of plumbing and fire fighting works, including defect liability to be completed by October 2015.

Located near Al Salam Palace in the heart of the Kuwait City, the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre will be an iconic building, reflecting the evolution of Kuwaiti cultural and heritage landscape.

DSI Kuwait will also carry out the MEP works for two commercial developments in Al-Qebla area of Kuwait, with both already in progress and will be delivered by June 2015.

The company said the scope of the healthcare project in Shuwaikh involves heating ventilating and air conditioning along with plumbing and fire fighting works. The work for this healthcare facility is already in advanced stages and will be handed over by March 2015.

Mahmoud Sabri, area general manager, Drake & Scull Kuwait, said: "We are delighted to have secured these major project wins, which put us on the right footing towards achieving our targets and executing our strategy in Kuwait.

"Kuwait remains an important market for DSI and an important contributor to the company's revenue stream."

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