Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace work expected to be completed by early 2013
In an announcement, Drake & Scull International Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Drake & Scull International (DSI) PJSC, has revealed that it has been awarded a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing project worth Dh340 million for the Presidential Palace in Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi.
According to the announcement, while DSI will oversee and manage the complete MEP works on the Presidential Palace – which will be used as the headquarters of His Highness the President, His Highness the Vice President, His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and other Cabinet Ministers for governmental and ceremonial purposes – the Consolidated Contractors Co (CCC) will undertake the main construction contract for the project. Work was scheduled to start immediately, with completion expected at the start of 2013, the announcement added.
Terming it an honour to be identified and selected to undertake the development of such a governmental project, Khaldoun Tabari, CEO, DSI, said, “We believe our vast and accumulated local experience will not only allow us to deliver the highest quality standards, but will also enable us to realise and fortify the legacy of the Abu Dhabi government through the development of this iconic project.”
DSI added that it has secured nine projects in Abu Dhabi since the beginning of the year, and its business in the capital accounted for 25% of the company’s Dh 5.5 billion backlog, as of September 30, 2010.