Dubai – MENA Herald: Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Water and Power, Rail, and Oil and Gas, and wastewater treatment, has announced that Drake & Scull Engineering has secured a AED 224 Million project award to deliver essential mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for a hotel complex and the expansion of a prominent retail mall in Dubai.

DSI has commenced work on the site and will oversee the Supply, Installation, Testing, and Commissioning of complete MEP works with a scheduled handover by 2018. The project involves the development of an extension to a prominent retail destination in Dubai whose expanded premises will include a new high rise hotel tower and a low-rise podium that includes a hypermarket, cinemas, and additional retail space, all within a total built up area of 192,000 sq.m.

Ahmad Al Naser, Managing Director of Drake & Scull Engineering, stated: “The hotel complex and mall expansion project award is the latest major retail development contract which sustains the momentum of project wins DSI has demonstrated by securing prominent projects across the GCC region this year. The hotel complex and mall expansion is a welcome addition to iconic projects we are delivering in  the UAE which includes the  Habtoor City, the Jewel of the Creek and the Louvre Museum to name a few. The project win also reflects our position in the Engineering sector as the preferred partner for large scale retail malls which is enhanced by our previous work on prestigious retail developments like Abu Dhabi’s Central Market and the Sahara Mall Expansion. Drake & Scull Engineering is currently involved in the development of prominent retail projects like the Souk Al Kuwait, Souk Al Kabeer and Mall of Qatar as well as the expansion of the Mall of the Emirates across the GCC. We are confident about our prospects of securing more high-profile projects for the rest of the year.”

Drake & Scull has registered a series of prominent projects across the MENA region in 2015, which include the AED 180 Million Al Reef Tower, the AED 198 Million Jewel of the Creek, a AED 334 Million hotel complex, a AED 290 Million Mixed use development, a series of projects in Oman worth AED 350 Million, an education institution in Kuwait for AED 218 Million, a residential development in Abu Dhabi and a premier retail development in Kuwait for a combined value of AED 96 Million and a AED 123 Million iconic beachfront retail zone in Dubai.