Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has received bids from contractors for its Al-Ain hospital project.

The bidders include the local Al-Shafar General Contracting with Japan’s Shimizu Corporation and the local National Projects Construction (NPC), Canada’s Brookfield Multiplex, Germany’s Ed Zueblin and the Saudi Binladin Group.

The contract involves building a 688-bed hospital. It will cover 358,000 square metres, with 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.

Seha received bids from contractors on 1 July for the estimated $800m Mafraq hospital. It will have 690 beds. It will cover an area of 245,000 square metres and will have underground parking for 1,300 vehicles.

It also awarded contracts for the enabling works packages for both the hospitals in December last year.

Austria’s Strabag is working on the Al-Ain hospital and Swissboring, which is part of Italy’s Trevi Group, is working on the enabling works package for the Mafraq hospital.

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

Seha declined to comment on the tender for Al-Ain hospital.

Seha is also developing the Tawam hospital project in Al-Ain. Abu Dhabi-government controlled investment vehicle Mubadala Development Company, was previously handling the project. It cancelled tenders for the project in early February (MEED 5:2:10).