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Dubai’s Drake & Scull secures $48m West Bay contract

Contract is for Orion Real Estate Development’s West Bay residential tower located at Dubai’s Business Bay

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The Dubai-listed Drake & Scull International has confirmed that its general contracting subsidiary, Gulf Technical Construction Company (GTCC), has been awarded an AED 175 million ($48m) contract by Orion Real Estate Development.

The deal involves Orion’s latest project, the West Bay residential tower located at Dubai’s Business Bay.

The scope of work includes construction, civil engineering, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works scheduled for completion within 33 months. The West Bay residential tower is located in the Business Bay district, which is being developed as a commercial, residential and business cluster spanning a 5.9 million sqm area from Ras Al Khor to Sheikh Zayed Road. Once completed, the 34-storey West Bay residential tower will feature 252 residential apartments.

Mohammad Atatreh, Board Member, Drake & Scull International PJSC, said: “This deal is an excellent addition to the growing portfolio of our civil contracting subsidiary Gulf Technical Construction Company which has emerged as a preferred general contracting partner in the UAE. We are pleased to pick up momentum in our project awards in the UAE market and we are currently accelerating our bidding activities to secure additional work primarily in the MEP sector.”

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