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Unit of Dubai's Drake wins two Indian water contracts

German subsidiary Passavant-Roediger wins wastewater deals in Ahmedabad and Rajasthan

Unit of Dubai's Drake wins two Indian water contracts
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of Drake & Scull International. (For illustrative purposes only)

Passavant-Roediger, a wholly-owned German subsidiary of Dubai-based Drake & Scull International, has been awarded two major contracts with a combined value of AED50 million ($13.6 million) for water and wastewater treatment plants in India.

The company said the new projects will help the company to consolidate its position in the growing water and wastewater treatment sector in the country.

Passavant's parent company DSI already has a significant presence in India where it has delivered projects in the energy sector and is currently working on the New Cuffe Parade development and the Lodha World Crest Tower in Mumbai, besides a Coal Conveyor project in Odisha.

Under the terms of the first contract, Passavant-Roediger will undertake the work for Ford India at their new vehicle and engine assembly plant in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The company will be responsible for design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of all mechanical and electrical works for an effluent treatment plant which has a design capacity of handling 8 million litres of river water per day and a wastewater treatment plant.

The second contract, awarded by the Rajasthan Government, will see the company undertake complete testing and commissioning of 80 kilometres of sewer system and all ancillary works, including construction of manholes, sewage pump houses and rising main and property connections in the town of Nathdwara.

The scope of work also includes 10-year operation and maintenance of all civil, mechanical, electrical and automation works for the sewer system as well as the sewage pumping station.

Dr Mazen Bachir, managing director, Passavant-Roediger, said: "We are delighted to have secured major projects in India, which we see as one of our key emerging markets for water and wastewater management.

"We see tremendous potential and opportunities in this market and we will continue to pursue our strategy to establish a greater presence in the growing Indian market and utilise DSI's existing resources, personnel and network of offices to secure projects across India."

DSI acquired Passavant-Roediger in 2009 to enhance its capabilities in the region's water and wastewater sector.

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