Habtoor Leighton Specon and DSE to deliver US$107mn MEP works on Dubai project

Jewelofthecreek-HabtoorLeightonSpeconAn artistic representation of the Jewel of the Creek in Dubai, touted to be a high-end property. (Image source: Habtoor Leighton Specon) UAE’s Habtoor Leighton Specon (HLS) and Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE) have agreed to jointly deliver the US$107mn mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract on the Jewel of the Creek Package 8 complex in Dubai

Package 8 forms a significant part of the US$1.09bn Jewel of the Creek project, which is being developed by Dubai International Real Estate (DIRE). The project is a mixed-use development designed by Kling Consult and Kieferle & Partner Joint Venture (KCKP JV).

Package 8 consists of five hospitality buildings ranging between 15 and 19 floors, featuring a hotel and serviced apartments buildings, a ballroom and an attached café; a marina, including four foot bridges and one vehicular bridge; and hard and soft landscaping works, stated project officials.

The HLS-DSE JV will work under the Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), which is the main contractor of the project, to deliver the MEP works of the package which consist of fit-out works in basements, complete MEP works for buildings including state-of-the-art systems associated with the latest technologies for smart and sustainable construction, and associated external works.

Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering LLC, said, “Drake & Scull International has picked up US$1.4bn worth new projects in 2014 and our projects backlog stands at an all time high of US$3.9bn. We are committed to playing a key role in the ongoing preparations for World Expo 2020 through our involvement in several iconic additions to Dubai’s landmarks. The Jewel of the Creek is an ambitious and fresh project that will enable us to showcase DSE’s exceptional engineering expertise and help augment Dubai’s hospitality and M.I.C.E. portfolio.”

Construction work on Package 8 has commenced and is expected to be completed by Q2 2017, confirmed HLS officials.

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