Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has received bids for the enabling works packages on two multi-billion dirham projects to increase capacity at government hospitals in Mafraq and Al-Ain.

The Mafraq Hospital extension will add 690 new beds to the hospital and will cover an area of 245,000 square metres. It will have underground parking for 1,300 vehicles. US-based Burt Hill is the design consultant.

The new Al Ain Hospital will have 688 beds. It will be built over an area of 358,000 square metres and will have underground parking for 1,500 cars. The design has been prepared by a joint venture of Switzerland’s ICME Healthcare, Germany’s Faust Consult Architects & Engineers, and Germany’s Obermeyer Engineering Consulting.

In late October Seha invited companies to prequalify for the main construction packages (MEED 22:10:09).

US-based Allen & Shariff Corporation is the project manager for both schemes.

Abu Dhabi is planning two other hospitals. Abu Dhabi government-controlled Mubadala Development Company has received bids from contractors to build Cleveland Clinic on Sowwah Island, and it has issued tender documents for Tawam Hospital in Al-Ain.

Smaller clinics and medical centres are also planned. Mubadala has invited companies to bid by 27 December for a contract to build the Arzanah Medical Complex on Abu Dhabi Island.The complex, located in the Arzanah development, will provide dentistry, dermatology, paediatrics and general practice medicine.