Dubai International Real Estate awards $108m Jewel of the Creek contract

Habtoor Leighton, Drake & Scull joint venture bags mechanical, electrical and plumbing contract for waterside development

PHOTO: The site of the upcoming Jewel of the Creek project in Deira, which Big Project ME visited last year. Credit: Gavin Davids/Big Project ME

Habtoor Leighton Specon (HLS) and Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE) are set to jointly deliver a $108 million mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract for the Jewel of the Creek project, developed by Dubai International Real Estate.

HLS and DSE will execute the work on the Jewel of the Creek Package 8 complex, according to a statement.

The $1.09 billion Jewel of the Creek project is a mixed-use development in Deira, Dubai, designed by Kling Consult and Kieferle & Partner Joint Venture.

Package 8 of the megaproject consists of five hospitality buildings ranging between 15 and 19 floors; a marina, including four foot bridges and one vehicular bridge crossing the canal; and hard and soft landscaping works.

The HLS-DSE joint venture will work under the main contractor for the project, the Habtoor Leighton Group, to deliver the MEP works consisting of fit-out works in basements, complete MEP works for buildings, and associated external works.

Construction work on Package 8 has begun and completion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.

“The Jewel of the Creek project is of great significance to HLS and the wider Habtoor Leighton Group,” said Thrasos Thrasyvoulou, CEO and Managing Director of Habtoor Leighton Specon. “We are looking forward to working closely with the client, consultants, the main contractor and our joint venture partners to deliver the project in a timely manner.”

Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of DSE said: “DSI picked up AED5.34 billion ($1.45 billion) worth of new projects in 2014 and our projects backlog stands at an all-time high of AED14.4 billion ($3.92 billion). The Jewel of the Creek is an ambitious and fresh project that will enable us to showcase DSE’s engineering expertise.”


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