Qatar boom to spur MEP advancement say DSI head

Energetic pace to construction activities opens windows of opportunity

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Khaldoun Tabari says Qatar's boom offers huge opportunities. Picture: Getty
Khaldoun Tabari says Qatar's boom offers huge opportunities. Picture: Getty

The construction boom in Qatar will spur engineering firms in to investing in more advanced and innovative construction and engineering solutions, according to the head of UAE based MEP giant, Drake and Scull International.

A large part of this investment will come from firms in the Qatari market stepping up their game in other to meet the increased scepticism and scrutiny from the global community, as the shadow of the 2022 FIFA World Cup looms large. DSI CEO Khaldoun Tabari said that the quality, reliability and sustainability of the projects would all be questioned by rivals and the international community.

“As Qatar becomes one of the most lucrative project markets in the world, the focus on quality, innovation and sustainability remains a very important consideration. DSI Qatar has therefore aggressively invested in more advanced technologies, talent and best practices to address these specific concerns," he said.

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The local arm of DSI has worked on, or is working on, a number of high-profile projects in Qatar, including some that are crucial to the government’s roadmap to the World Cup.

"DSI Qatar has worked on several major projects in Qatar since early 2006, including the Four Seasons Hotel, the Qtel Tower and the Dohaland [Musheireb] project. We have a solid history of consistent profitability, giving us a competitive edge in Qatar's highly dynamic construction market,” Tabari added.

“The energetic pace of construction activities in Qatar has certainly opened a huge window of opportunity to accelerate our growth plans and further expand our scope to cater to a much broader range of projects, including upcoming mega-projects across the country,” he said.

Furthermore, DSI Qatar’s Civil, MEP and Water and power divisions that are well established, well structured, and most importantly financially secure, thereby making it the preferred provider of integrated design, engineering and construction solutions by governmental entities and private developers in the country.

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