Arabtec-backed group wins $1.2bn UAE hospital deal

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Dubai builder Arabtec Construction was part of a consortium awarded a AED4.4bn ($1.2bn) contract for a hospital in Abu Dhabi, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

The Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada) signed the contract to build the New Al Ain Hospital with a consortium consisting of Arabtec Construction and Constructora San Jose SA - Abu Dhabi.

The New Al Ain Hospital extends over an area of 358,000 square metres and will consist of the main hospital building, a central morgue, a mosque, a centre for logistics services, and a 60MW power station, in addition to an underground parking lot accommodating up to 1,500 cars.

The new 719-bed facility will provide for general medicine, surgery, a dedicated children’s ward, maternity, ICU, medical rehabilitation, VIP patients and royal suites. 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.

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Fahed Al Mehairi, CEO of Musanada, 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."

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