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Dubai contractor Drake and Scull International has won a Dhs415 million ($112.99 million) contract from the main developers assigned to build a branch of France's Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, Drake said in a statement on Monday.
Drake said the mechanics, engineering and plumbing contract was awarded by a joint venture led by Dubai-based Arabtec Holdings.
Abu Dhabi plans three museums near its downtown area as part of a drive to develop itself as a top tourism destination and diversify its economy beyond oil. The other two museums are a branch of the Guggenheim of the United States, and the Zayed National Museum.
The plan for the Abu Dhabi Louvre calls for "a complex of pavilions, plazas, alleyways and canals, evoking the image of a city floating on the sea". Hovering over the complex will be a 180-metre (590-foot) dome inspired by traditional Arabic architecture.
Drake posted a 63 per cent rise in second-quarter net profit in August helped by new project wins and improved operating margins.
Work on the plant has already begun and is scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2015, the company said.
The Dubai-based contractor will provide MEP services for the Plaza View project, a mixed-use development.
The company will provide mechanical and lighting works for a mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi and two district cooling plants in Dubai
Officials said the worker's death in June was the first fatality that happened on site