Drake & Scull wins Abu Dhabi contract
Drake & Scull Water & Power (DSWP) has secured a AED470m (£79m) subcontract for a pumping station as part of Abu Dhabi’s strategic tunnel enhancement programme (STEP).
The work involves the design review, procurement and construction of mechanical, electrical and plumbing works and instrumentation works.
The Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) project is designed to reduce the pressure on the current Emirate sewerage system and to expand its future capacity.
The tunnel pumping station will be located at the termination of a new deep tunnel sewer at and is part of the work for STEP. Construction of Pumping Station will be executed in partnership with the main design and build contractor, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht. DSWP will start on the MEP package immediately after the civil works have been completed.
ADSSC Managing Director Alan Thomson said: “I am positive that we have found the right partner to deliver this programme and to utilise their worldwide expertise to help supplement the efforts of ADSSC to be the best-practice wastewater company in the region.”
DSWP Managing Director Tawfiq Abu Soud said: “We are delighted to have been selected to contribute to upgrading the emirate’s sewerage system. Sustainability and environmentally sound engineering practices are crucial and pivotal elements to the successful completion of the project. Our expertise in environmental engineering and our partnership with Odebrecht will allow us to put in place eco-friendly engineering models and structures to protect the environment and contribute to the development of a sustainable infrastructure system in the Emirate.”
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This article was published on 25 Apr 2012 (last updated on 25 Apr 2012).