Arabtec inks $1.2bn UAE hospital contract
Abu Dhabi, December 4, 2013
Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada) has awarded a Dh4.4 billion ($1.2 billion) Alain hospital project to a consortium of Dubai-based builder Arabtec Construction and Constructora San Jose SA – Abu Dhabi.
The new 719-bed New Al Ain Hospital will provide for general medicine, surgery, a dedicated children’s ward, maternity, ICU, medical rehabilitation, VIP patients and royal suites, said a statement from Musanada.
It will also include 104 advanced specialised clinics, 17 radiology rooms for X-ray, CT Scan and MRI services, as well as 22 specialised rooms for endoscopy procedures and diagnosis.
Designated bed arrangement in the new hospital comprise 484 for general medicine, surgery, children’s ward and maternity, 67 for ICU, 142 for medical rehabilitation, and 26 for VIP patients and royal suites, it stated.
Spread over an area of 358,000 sq m, the New Al Ain Hospital will also house a central morgue that will serve the needs of the Eastern Region, a mosque, a centre for logistics services, and a 60-MW power station, in addition to an underground parking lot accommodating up to 1,500 cars, said the Musanada statement.
The contract was signed by Mohamed Khalifa Al-Fahed Al-Mehairi, the CEO of Musanada alongwith Tareq Abu Shreehah of Arabtec Construction and Miguel Ángel Bravo of the Constructora San Jose SA – Abu Dhabi at Musanada’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the project, Al-Mehairi said: “The new hospital will provide integrated medical services to the people of Al Ain city in accordance with the latest international standards and practices in the field of health facilities. The hospital will thus contribute to the strengthening of the healthcare sector in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi in general, while addressing the needs of the growing population in the area.”
Saif Fadhel Al-Hameli, the executive director (The Health Projects) Musanada, said the hospital has been designed according to sustainability criteria that significantly reduce energy and water consumption, and which also make full use of energy from the sun’s rays.
"Furthermore, the 'go green' design employs the latest international medical standards that provide an ideal environment for healing and comforting the sick, while simultaneously taking into account the privacy and traditions of the UAE," he remarked.
The Group facilities development and maintenance director (Corporate Facilities & Construction) at Abu Dhabi Seha Mohammed Hassan Al-Zaabi said the new projects of Seha’s medical facilities will reshape the concept of higher-end health services in the coming years, so that quality outcomes of public healthcare services will be consistent with the visionary Plan Abu Dhabi 2030.
"This plan envisions an efficient delivery of public healthcare services to the residents of Abu Dhabi in accordance with the highest international standards," he added.-TradeArabia News Service