Contractors submit commercial bids for Cleveland Clinic

15 January 2010

The estimated $1.4bn hospital will be built on Abu Dhabi’s Sowwah Island

Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi government-owned investment fund, has received at least five commercial bids for the estimated AED5bn ($1.4bn) contract to build Cleveland Clinic.

According to sources working on the project the bidders include the local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group; 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 with South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East); and the local/Belgian Six Construct Abu Dhabi with South Korea’s Samsung Corporation.

Cleveland Clinic will be built 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.

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

Mubadala is also tendering another major hospital project in Al-Ain. It received bids from construction firms on 4 January for the contract to design and build Tawam Hospital.

The bidders include the local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion with the local Al-Fara’a General Contracting Company; the local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group with South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East); and a joint venture of the local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company (ACC) with France’s Bouygues (MEED 8:1:10).

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