Drake & Scull wins Abu Dhabi Louvre contract

02 September 2013

DSI to perform MEP works at the museum

Dubai-based Drake & Scull International has won a $113m contract for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) works at the Abu Dhabi Louvre museum being built on Saadiyat Island.

The contract was issued by the joint venture of Arabtec, Spain’s Constructora San Jose and Oger Abu Dhabi, which won the $654m main contract from Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) to build the museum in January 2013.

Drake & Scull says the scope of work for the contract will be carried out in coordination with Habtoor Leighton Specon.

Activity is picking up on projects on Saadiyat Island. In August, TDIC announced the sale of a 91,000-square-metre land plot on the island to Bin Otaiba Investment Group for the development of a luxury resort.

In late August, TDIC invited contractors to prequalify for the main contract to build the Guggenheim museum on the island. The deadline for submissions of prequalification documents is 8 September.

In July, TDIC invited companies to prequalify for museum infrastructure work on Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District. TDIC earlier invited contractors to prequalify for a contract to build a tunnel serving the Cultural District.

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