DSI, Habtoor Leighton Specon JV wins $140m MEP contract in Saudi Arabia
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DSI, Habtoor Leighton Specon JV wins $140m MEP contract in Saudi Arabia

24 Jun 2013

Drake & Scull International and Habtoor Leighton Specon joint venture (JV) has received a SAR522m ($140m) contract to offer mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) solutions for the National Institute of Neurosciences, and the Cancer & Cardiac Centre in King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

King Fahad Medical City

The Drake & Scull International and Habtoor Leighton Specon joint venture (JV) has received a SAR522m ($140m) contract to offer mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) solutions for the National Institute of Neurosciences, and the Cancer & Cardiac Centre in King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The JV will be responsible for MEP work on the King Fahad Medical City spanning 234,000m² area with Drake & Scull having a 50% share in the deal.

King Fahad Medical City will include an 11-storey building for the new National Institute of Neurosciences, an 11-storey comprehensive cancer centre and a three-storey cardiac centre.

The new medical facility will also have seven-storey building incorporating laboratories and offices, a radiology centre, cardiology centre, a four-level central service building, underground car parks and 320m long service tunnels.

Being built as part of the $613m King Fahad Medical City project, the facility will offer 1,095 beds and will be the first hospital in the region to include a proton therapy centre.

DSI CEO Khaldoun Tabari said the healthcare sector is very important to the company.

"DSI will continue to proactively invest in specialised expertise and cutting-edge technologies to continue to support the development initiatives in KSA and across the region," Tabari said.

The masterplan for the project was provided by Punch along with RKD Architects and DAR Engineering.

The new medical facility forms part of DSI’s healthcare projects portfolio in KSA, which also include a new healthcare facility in the eastern province of Damman, as well as the Tabarjal Hospital, Mina Hospital and Health College.

In May 2013, Drake & Scull Construction won a SAR 1.7bn ($553m) contract from Lamar Investment and Real Estate Development for the completion of the Lamar Towers project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Image: King Fahad Medical City will spread across an area of 234,000m² in Riyadh. Photo:-haitham alfalah.