Dubai-based contractor Drake & Scull International has won a AED251m ($68m) contract to carry out engineering work at a new government facility in Abu Dhabi.   

While not providing the name of the facility, the company says the deal involves electro-mechanical works on the hardscape and landscape components at the plant.

According to Drake & Scull, the award takes the total value of contracts it has won in the region in 2013 to about $1.7bn.

Other recent deals the contractor has won include a $113m deal for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) works at the Abu Dhabi Louvre museum, which is being built on Saadiyat Island, and a $63m contract to execute MEP works for the Fairmont Abu Dhabi hotel and serviced apartments.

“Abu Dhabi continues to add momentum to our growth strategy in 2013 and we aim to further cement our strategic position in this promising market that represents lucrative potential to our business streams across all sectors,” says Khaldoun Tabari, chief executive officer (CEO) of Drake & Scull.