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Nov 21 2012

Passavant-Roediger awarded AED 169 million contract for expansion of Thu Duc Water Treatment Plant in Vietnam

Dr. Mazen Bachir, Managing Director of Passavant-Roediger.
Dr. Mazen Bachir, Managing Director of Passavant-Roediger.

High-stakes project provides strong head start to Drake & Scull subsidiary's expansion in Vietnam
Dubai, 21 November, 2012 - Passavant-Roediger GmbH, a wholly owned German subsidiary of Drake & Scull International (DSI) PJSC, has been awarded a contract for the expansion of the Thu Duc Water Treatment Plant in Vietnam. The contract is worth AED 169 million and is the first project for Passavant-Roediger in Vietnam.

Under the terms of the contract, Passavant-Roediger will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a 300,000 m3/day Water Treatment Plant, treating river water to provide high purity drinking water to the region's inhabitants, using Passavant-Roediger 's high-end patented Turbo-LME Technology. This will be the third phase of the water delivery program at Thu Doc, Vietnam. Aside from expanding the total capacity of the water treatment facility, Passavant-Roediger will also be responsible for the construction of the river water intake pumping station and pressure mains pipes delivering the feed water to the plant.

Commenting on the award, Dr. Mazen Bachir, Managing Director of Passavant-Roediger , said: "This key project demonstrates the reputation of Passavant-Roediger as the leading global EPC specialist of turnkey water, wastewater and industrial process water treatment plants. Our global experience and patented technology have again played a very important role in winning this project. Leveraging our core expertise in high-rate water purification technology using our patented Turbo-LME process, we are therefore looking forward to ensure the optimal performance of the water treatment facility and to satisfy the specific requirements of this high-stakes project. Moreover, being our first venture in Vietnam, we strongly believe that this project will give Passavant-Roediger a significant head start as we move forward with our growth plans in the country".

Passavant-Roediger has managed to substantially grow its backlog from AED 150 million recorded as of September 2011 to AED 600 million recorded as of September 2012 representing a year to year growth of 300 % .This phenomenal growth indicates the fast integration of the German company Under the DSI PJSC umbrella and its ability to strategically penetrate promising markets in the MENA region.

DSI acquired Passavant-Roediger in 2009 to enhance its capabilities in the region's water and wastewater sector. Passavant-Roediger is a leading global developer of wastewater, water and sludge treatment technologies, with operations across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The company delivers comprehensive in-house solutions for the design, supply, build, operations and maintenance, wastewater and water treatment facilities and is one of the leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Wastewater and Water Treatment (WWT) and Re-Use Design and Build Contractors Worldwide.

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About Drake & Scull International PJSC
Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) is a regional market leader delivering world class quality projects via end to end solutions that provide integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Civil Contracting, and Water & Power, Infrastructure, Rail in addition to Oil & Gas through People, Innovation, and Passion.

DSI established its first office in Abu Dhabi in 1966, and has since expanded operations to encompass offices in Dubai, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Qatar, Jordan and Thailand, as well as managing projects in Europe and other parts of North Africa

DSI 's main business streams include Drake & Scull International, which serves as the MEP arm, Drake & Scull Construction (DSC), which is the General Civil Contracting unit and Drake and Scull Water & Power (DSWP), which focuses on the Water & Power and Infrastructure sector.

In 2008, DSI offered 55% of its shares to the public and the IPO was oversubscribed 101 times. Ernst & Young ranked the IPO among the top 20 global IPOs in 2008.

DSI has since then used the funds to integrate, establish and acquire businesses that compliment its corporate strategy of expansion into new markets, via organic and inorganic growth.

The fully Integrated Management Systems, certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2005 and OSHAS 18001:2007 standards are compliant with leading building, health and safety regulations, as well as sound environmental and energy management procedures.

DSI is a leader through experience, and has established a regional leadership position over 44 years of successfully completing the most complex projects on time, within budgets and matching set quality parameters.

DSI has completed many prestigious projects in the region for over four decades, and has helped shape the region's skyline from within.

About Passavant-Roediger GmbH
Passavant-Roediger GmbH, Hanau/Germany, is a global leading specialist engineering, procurement construction (EPC) provider of turnkey waste water treatment plants, drinking water structures and industrial process water plants. The company has its core expertise in a highly regarded sludge digestion technology which has been built into hundreds of waste water treatment plants all over the world. It mainly focuses on public sector clients in Eastern Europe, China and the MENA region benefitting from high growth rates of the water industry and infrastructure build up globally.

Passavant-Roediger develops and provides leading unrivalled technologies and processes in municipal wastewater treatment, sludge treatment, water treatment and industrial wastewater treatment, including the company's unique in-house developed world renowned sludge digestion technology which is a pioneering system for the production of usable materials from sewage sludge. The company also developed the Lamella separator technology for water treatment, which is a Passavant-Roediger perfected four stage processes used during the first stage of water treatment.

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