Drake & Scull International (DSI) has been awarded a contract worth SR328 million to execute complete mechanical, electrical and plumbing works at King Saud University in Riyadh.
Under the terms of the agreement, DSI KSA will design, install, test and commission complete electro-mechanical works for three buildings at the university’s endowment projects.
The company said in a press release that work on the project will be completed by next year.
DSI is 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,
Khaldoun Tabari, Drake & Scull International vice-chairman and CEO, said: “The King Saud University contract is highly prestigious for DSI and further consolidates our presence in Saudi Arabia as leaders in Engineering (MEP and Water & Power) as well as General Contracting.”
He said: “Our extensive history with large scale projects in Saudi Arabia and our patented engineering technologies will prove vital in the execution of this project.”
The CEO added: “Saudi Arabia is DSI’s biggest market in the region and we have achieved a track record of delivering high quality MEP services along with the best engineering and construction solutions. “
He said: “Our commitment toward sustainability, affordability and safety and our in-depth knowledge of the local conditions and challenges are the key to our success in the country. DSI has the expertise and capacity to undertake projects across all growth sectors.”
Khaldoun Tabari said: “With increase government expenditures toward infrastructure development, we expect positive movement in all the sectors in the coming year and we will leverage our integrated engineering and construction services to undertake projects across all industries in the country.”
DSI has delivered large-scale educational projects in Saudi Arabia in the past, including the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) and the Information Technology Communications Complex (ITCC).
Within the health care sector, the company has undertaken SR261 million MEP services for the National Institute of Neurosciences, and the Cancer & Cardiac Centers in the King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh and SR130 million project for a 400-bed hospital in Dammam.
DSI continues to enhance and strengthen its services offering with unmatched vertical integration and global footprint.
The collaborative capabilities of the engineering services (MEP and water and power), general contracting, oil and gas, rail and infrastructure development continue to deliver strong performance quality work on project sites across MENA, South Asia, and Europe.