Contractors submit bids for Mafraq hospital

06 July 2010

Abu Dhabi is also tendering a major new hospital in Al-Ain

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has received bids from contractors for its Mafraq hospital project. Seha has also invited firms to bid for its Al-Ain hospital.

Contractors submitted bids on 1 July for the estimated $800m Mafraq hospital. The bidders are:

  • Aktor (Greece)
  • Al-Faraa General Contracting Company (local)/Ellisdon (Canada)
  • Al Futtaim Carillion (local/UK)
  • Al-Habtoor Leighton Group (local/Australia)/Murray & Roberts Contractors (South Africa)
  • Arabian Construction Company (ACC) (local/Lebanon)/Bam International (Netherlands)
  • Arabtec Construction (local)/Grupo San Jose (Spain)

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

For Al-Ain hospital contractors are preparing to submit bids on August 22. It will have 688 beds and 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.

In December last year, contracts were awarded for the enabling works packages for both the hospitals.

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 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.

Mubadala received bids from five contracting groups on 4 January, but told bidders on 3 February that it had cancelled the tender (MEED 5:2:10).

The project involves building a five-floor hospital adjacent to the existing hospital in the city. The plans include a series of clinics, in-patient units, operating theatres, an accident and emergency unit, diagnostic centres, and teaching and research facilities.

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