Bids in for Abu Dhabi's Cleveland Clinic

02 December 2009

Three firms tender for project management services on $1.4bn hospital

Mubadala Development Company, one of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds, has received bids from at least three firms to provide project management services on the estimated AED5bn ($1.4bn) Cleveland Clinic project.

The bidders include three US-based firms: Hill International, Jacobs Engineering Group, and Turner Construction International.

US-based Fluor Corporation has been providing project management services on the project during the design and tender stages of the project.

Cleveland Clinic will be on Sowwah Island, between Reem Island and the Mina Zayed area of Abu Dhabi Island. It will be a 360-bed, 220,000-square-metre hospital with parking for 3,200 cars.

Six consortiums filed technical bids in mid-September, and Mubadala has asked contractors to submit commercial bids on 17 December.

The groups that submitted technical bids were the local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group; Spain’s Obrascon Huarte Lain with the local Al-Naboodah Contracting; the local Arabtec Construction with Greece’s Aktor; the local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty with Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company; Saudi Oger subsidiary Oger Abu Dhabi; and the local/Belgian Six Construct Abu Dhabi with South Korea’s Samsung Corporation (MEED 20:11:09).

US-based Aecom is the engineer. Local developer Aldar Properties is managing the construction on behalf of Mubadala.

Mubadala is tendering another major hospital project in Al-Ain.

It has invited construction firms to bid by 4 January for the contract to design and build Tawam Hospital.

The prequalifiers are Aktor; the local/UK Aldar Laing O’Rourke; the local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion with the local Al-Fara’a General Contracting Company; Al-Habtoor Leighton Group with South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East); Obrascon Huarte Lain and Al-Naboodah; a joint venture of the local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company with France’s Bouygues; and Australia’s Multiplex.

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