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Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE) has been awarded a US$46.83mn contract for building district cooling plant at a housing complex in Abu Dhabi
The Drake & Scull International subsidiary said that the complex has 1,357 residential units ranging from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom, double-storey executive villas.
Under the terms of the agreement, DSE will design and build a district cooling plant with five chillers of 2,500 ton of refrigeration (TR) capacity. The work for the plant has already commenced and the chillers will be delivered in Q4 2015. Once complete, the plant will have a net production capacity of 12,500 TR. In addition, DSE is expected to also carry out all related civil, mechanical and electrical work.
Ahmad Al Naser, MD of DSE, said, “We are excited to note a resurgence in the UAE’s construction sector this year and anticipate a sustained momentum as we head towards Q4 2014. This growth and optimism has resulted in the announcement of a total of US$217.8mn worth of new projects year to date in the UAE and we look forward to play a vital role in future projects across multiple sectors .
“DSI pioneered the concept of district cooling in the UAE by building a plant for the Jumeirah Beach Residences in Dubai. The technology is being increasingly adopted in most of the region’s mega-projects, including the Information Technology Communications Complex in Saudi Arabia and Doha Land in Qatar and most recently the Lusail city in Qatar.”
DSE also has several upcoming projects in the UAE, including the Mall of the Emirates Expansion, Habtoor City, Louvre Museum, Maliha Hospital, Danat Al Emarat Hospital, and the Plaza View Development.