Drake & Scull wins $93m Doha Metro contract

Rail division to carry out MEP works on depot buildings

PHOTO: Drake & Scull Rail has completed many rail projects in the UK and Far East markets. Credit: File photo - Shutterstock

The Dubai-listed Drake & Scull says it has won a QR340 million ($93.4m) contract for work on rail depots linked to the Doha Metro in Qatar.

The contract was awarded by the Japanese contractor Fujita Corporation, which is undertaking work on the metro’s Red and Green lines, according to a statement to the Dubai Financial Market.

Under the agreement, the Drake & Scull Rail division will undertake the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) building services for depots, stabling yards and associated buildings related to the Red and Green lines. Delivery is scheduled for 2019, the Dubai company said in a statement.

Drake & Scull will also be involved in the design verification process as a participant in the design review meetings.

“The Doha Metro Phase 1 Project is a landmark urban transport project in the GCC region and our second major rail project following the airport passenger mover at the Dubai Airport,” said Ahmad Al Naser, managing director at Drake & Scull Engineering.

Drake & Scull’s experience on projects in the UK such as the St. Pancras Station Redevelopment, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Infrastructure, and the Jubilee Line Extension, will prove critical in the successful delivery of the Doha Metro, he added.

“We look forward to successfully executing and delivering the project in collaboration with our sister company DSI Qatar.”

Darko Macura, operations director at Drake & Scull Rail, said the company is actively bidding and tendering for several high profile rail networks and urban transport projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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