Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada) has awarded an AED4.4bn ($1.2bn) contract to build the New Al-Ain hospital to a consortium of the local Arabtec Construction and Spain’s Constructora San Jose.

Spread over an area of 358,000 square metres, the 719-bed hospital will provide for general medicine, surgery, a dedicated children’s ward, maternity, ICU, medical rehabilitation, VIP patients and royal suites.

It will also include 104 advanced specialised clinics, 17 radiology rooms for X-ray, CT Scan and MRI services, as well as 22 specialised rooms for endoscopy procedures and diagnosis.

The hospital will also house a central morgue that will serve the needs of the Eastern Region, a mosque, a centre for logistics services, and a 60-MW power station, in addition to an underground parking lot accommodating up to 1,500 cars.

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) had asked bidders to submit revised prices in May, 2012. Seha had first tendered the contract in 2010 and had selected the joint venture of the local Al-Shafar General Contracting and the local National Projects Construction (NPC) with Japan’s Shimizu Corporation for the works.

US-based Allen & Shariff Corporation is project manager.