Jacobs wins Saudi hospital project deal
California, May 7, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group said it was won a major program management services contract from Nesma & Partners for a hospital project in Saudi Arabia.
The contract duration for the Saudi Arabian National Guard Hospital Program is upto three years, including option periods. However, the officials did not disclose the contract value.
Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs will be supporting Nesma & Partners, the general contractor, in managing a program that involves building five hospitals on four sites in Saudi Arabia: a 300-bed maternity hospital in Riyadh, two 300-bed National Guard hospitals in Qassim and Taif, and a 346-bed children’s hospital and 176-bed neurological hospital on an existing hospital site in Jeddah.
Nesma brought Jacobs on to the project to leverage its extensive global experience managing the design and construction of healthcare facilities; particularly noting the hitech Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi project it recently managed.
Jacobs is mobilizing a number of its healthcare professionals from that project, plus local hires, to work on the Saudi Arabian National Guard hospital program, said a senior official.
“We are delighted to be working with Nesma & Partners to deliver this important program to the Saudi Arabian National Guard. With these projects underway, we are committed to continuing to make significant contributions toward increasing and improving healthcare services throughout the region,” remarked Jacobs Group VP Bassim Shebaro.
Jacobs, he said, was one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.
Nesma CEO Imad Gholmieh expressed delight at working alongside Jacobs on this major healthcare project in Saudi Arabia.
"We see tremendous opportunities to leverage our construction experience in buildings and infrastructure projects with Jacobs’ PMC capabilities in the region, and are pleased to support this new partnership," he added.-TradeArabia News Service