Arabtec Construction JV wins contract to build UAE hospital

9 December 2013 (Last Updated December 9th, 2013 18:30)

A joint venture led by Arabtec Construction, a subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, has secured a AED3.3bn ($898m) contract from Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) to construct a hospital in Al Ain, UAE.

A joint venture led by Arabtec Construction, a subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, has secured a AED3.3bn ($898m) contract from Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) to construct a hospital in Al Ain, UAE.

The hospital is being built by Musanada to improve healthcare provision in Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Region. Under the contract, the JV will construct a new hospital, which will replace the existing hospital in the Al Jimi area of Al Ain.

The 358,000m² facility will have 713-beds with facilities for general medicine, surgery, paediatrics, maternity, ICU and medical rehabilitation.

It will also house 104 advanced specialised clinics, 17 radiology rooms and 22 rooms for endoscopy procedures, while other facilities in the hospital will include a centre for logistics services, a 60 MW power station, a mosque and car parking for 1,500 cars.

Along with the hospital, Arabtec is currently constructing a 100-bed hospital in Riyadh called Aldara Hospital and Medical Center.

Arabtec Holding managing director and CEO Hasan Abdullah Ismaik said with the New Al Ain Hospital, along with Aldara Hospital and Medical Center in Riyadh, the company is well positioned to capitalise on a huge investment in healthcare across the GCC.

"This new award is in line with our strategy to expand into specialised, high-margin areas of construction," Ismaik said.

The New Al Ain Hospital will feature a unique design, along with the latest medical technology to create the feeling of an oasis village, with its vast, lush gardens in a temperature-controlled environment.

Support services units of the new hospital will be connected with each other and with the main hospital complex via an underground supply tunnel system to minimise traffic in patient-care areas. Construction on the New Al Ain Hospital is scheduled to be completed by 2018.