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Drake & Scull wins Qatar district cooling job

Marina Movie Stills LogoUAE: Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE) has won a contract worth over €23m for a district cooling plant for Lusail, the newest planned city in Qatar.

Under the terms of the agreement, Drake & Scull Qatar will design and build a 14,250TR district cooling plant that will supply chilled water to the early completed buildings in Lusail City, by July 2015. The system involves supplying chilled water in pipes through underground tunnels in the Marina district and through an extensive network throughout Lusail City.

The contract includes building the district cooling plant along with all associated controls, instruments, piping and valves. DSE Qatar will also undertake civil work for foundations, plinths, above ground concrete water tanks, and electric rooms, including 11kV switch gear rooms, transformer rooms, LV MCC rooms and generator rooms, as required by the Qatar General Electricity and Water Cooperation.

Lusail is one of the most ambitious and groundbreaking cities developed by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company. Located on the coast, in the northern part of the municipality of Al Daayen, it will cover 38km²  and be home to over 200,000 residents. 170,000 people are expected to work in the city’s different districts, and 80,000 expected to visit its entertainment and recreation facilities. In addition to residential, commercial, hospitality, and retail properties, Lusail City’s 19 districts will also encompass a full array of community needs, complete with schools, mosques, medical facilities, sport, entertainment and shopping centres.

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