Company secures subcontract for MEP works for STEP pumping station
Drake & Scull Water and Power (DSWP) has secured an AED470 million subcontract for the design review, procurement and construction of MEP and instrumentation works for the Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme (STEP) pumping station in Abu Dhabi, a DSI announcement stated. The tunnel pumping station will be located at the termination of the new deep tunnel sewer at Al Wathba area, and will be executed in partnership with the design and build contractor, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, a Brazilian conglomerate, with DSWP commencing the MEP package immediately after the civil works have been completed, the announcement highlighted.
Developed by Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC), STEP will reportedly be one of the longest gravity-driven wastewater tunnels in the world, designed to reduce the pressure on the current Emirate Sewerage system and to expand its future capacity.
Commenting on the award, ADSSC Managing Director, Alan Thomson said: “I am positive that we have found the right partner to deliver this programme and to utilise their worldwide expertise to help supplement the efforts of ADSSC to be the best-practice wastewater company in the region.”
Tawfiq Abu Soud, Managing Director of DSWP added: “We are delighted to have been selected to contribute to upgrading the emirate’s sewerage system. Sustainability and environmentally sound engineering practices are crucial and pivotal elements to the successful completion of the project. Our expertise in environmental engineering and our partnership with Odebrecht will allow us to put in place eco-friendly engineering models and structures to protect the environment and contribute to the development of a sustainable infrastructure system in the Emirate.”