Japan’s Fujita Corporation has awarded the UAE’s Drake & Scull a QR340m ($93m) mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract on the Doha Metro.

Fujita is building the depots and stabling yard for the first phase of the metro’s Red and Green lines. The rail division of Drake & Scull International (DSI) will supply, install, test and commission all MEP building services for both the depot and stabling yard on the Red and Green lines, along with their associated buildings. The works are expected to be completed by 2019.

DSI will also be actively involved in the design verification process as a participant in the design review meetings, the firm said.

The Doha Metro contract is the second MEP project within the GCC’s rail sector that Drake & Scull has won. The company previously won the MEP contract for the airport passenger-mover at the Dubai airport.

Ahmad al-Naser, managing director at Drake & Scull Engineering, said the company will use the experience it has gained from working on schemes such as the Jubilee Line extension and the Stratford and Ebbsfleet train stations in the UK to ensure the successful delivery of its Doha Metro contract.

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Sum of Net Project Value ($m) Industry            
Country Name Construction Transport Gas Industrial Power Water Grand Total
UAE 1287 707   76   14 2084
Kuwait 10   2930       2940
Qatar 151           151
Egypt 140 1156     250 250 1796
Saudi Arabia 1515   1040   110   2665
Oman 45       150   195
Bahrain         3   3
Iran   3000         3000
Grand Total 3148 4863 3970 76 513 264 12834
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