Drake & Scull wins new contracts in Kuwait

13 April 2014

Projects include a cultural centre and healthcare facility

Drake & Scull Kuwait, a subsidiary of Drake & Scull International, has announced that it has won several new contracts in Kuwait.

In the first award, the company won an AED68m ($18.5m) contract for Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait City. The contract entails the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of plumbing and fire fighting works, including defect liability to be completed by October 2015.

Located near Al-Salam Palace in the heart of the Kuwait City, the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre will be an iconic building, reflecting the evolution of Kuwaiti cultural and heritage landscape. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to organise a wide range of cultural activities.

The company also revealed that it has won an MEP deal worth AED60m for a healthcare facility in Shuwaikh and two commercial developments in Al-Qebla.

The scope of work for the commercial developments includes renovation and maintenance along with replacement of chillers, electric main panels and boards. Both developments are already under progress and will be delivered by June 2015.

The scope of work for the healthcare facility in Shuwaikh involves heating, ventilating, and air conditioning along with plumbing and fire fighting works. The work for this healthcare facility is already in advance stages and will be handed over by March 2015.  

“We are delighted to have secured these major project wins, which put us on the right footing toward achieving our targets and executing our strategy in Kuwait,” says Mahmoud Sabri, area general manager, Drake & Scull Kuwait. “The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre promises to become a major landmark for Kuwait, and we will endeavour to make it a proud addition to Kuwait’s skyline.”

Amiri Diwan has opened bids for the contract to build the Jaber al-Ahmad Cultural Centre. Local Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company was the lowest bidder for the contract.  

Following is the complete list of bidders for the contract to build the Jaber al-Ahmad centre:

  • Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company (local) ($835.3m)
  • Combined Group Contracting Company (local) ($971.8m)
  • Al-Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company (local) ($1.02bn)
  • Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company (local) ($1.04bn)
  • Sayed Hameed Behbehani & Sons Company (local) ($1.1bn)

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