El-Seif beat off competition from four other contractors – the UK’s Laing O’Rourke, the UAE’s Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises, United Engineers (Malaysia) Berhadand Cyprus-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P)– to win the package.

The contract covers finishings for 866 married housing and nursing accommodation units, the structures for which are being built by El-Seif under a QR 90 million ($24 million) contract awarded in December (MMED 19:12:03).

Bids are due to be submitted in the first half of July for two other packages on the development. They are for the energy centre and the structural works for the hospital buildings.

The US’ Hill Internationalis the project manager on the HMC scheme; the consultant is Thailand’s Fedcon.