DSI Awarded SAR 261 Million Project to Provide Turnkey MEP Solutions at the King Fahad Medical City in KSA
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[UAE, June 24, 2013] Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Water and Power, Rail and Oil and Gas, has been awarded a SAR 261 million project to provide turnkey MEP solutions for the National Institute of Neurosciences, and the Cancer & Cardiac Centers in King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, KSA. DSI has signed a joint venture agreement with (Habtoor Leighton Specon) to undertake the MEP works for a total value of SAR 522 Million project of which DSI’s share is 50%. The new development is considered to be the first hospital in the Gulf region to include a Proton Therapy Centre.
Spanning a total built-up area of 234,000 m², the project includes the National Institute of Neurosciences (11 Levels), Comprehensive Cancer Centre (11 Levels), Cardiac Centre (3 Levels), Laboratories and office building (7 Levels), Radiology Center, Cardiology Center, Underground Car Parks, Central Services Building (4 Levels) and a Services Tunnel (320 m Long). The facilities are part of the SAR 2.3 Billion King Fahad Medical City, the largest and most advanced medical complex in the Middle East with a total capacity of 1,095 beds.
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of DSI, said: “The healthcare sector is very important to DSI and we are proud of our historic work in hospital projects around the world. The project award is a major milestone in our extensive healthcare experience in the kingdom. Our in-depth knowledge of critical healthcare systems combined with our comprehensive understanding of the specific requirements of the Saudi market make us well suited to undertake projects of similar scale and engineering complexities. We see the project award as further consolidation of our status as leaders in the KSA MEP sector. DSI will continue to proactively invest in specialized expertise and cutting-edge technologies to continue to support the development initiatives in KSA and across the region.”
DSI continues to enhance and strengthen its services offering with unmatched vertical integration and global footprint. The collaborative capabilities of the Engineering services (MEP and Water and Power), General Contracting, Oil and Gas, Rail and Infrastructure development continue to deliver strong performance quality work on project sites. Armed with a multicultural workforce, inherent financial strength and solid regional experience, the company’s outlook remains positive in terms of realising greater profitability and improving productivity across MENA, South Asia and Europe.