Another five hospital construction tenders expected in 2015
- Health Ministry prepare to tender Salalah hospital
- New Sultan Qaboos Hospital will have 700 beds
- 19 Companies submitted prequalification documents
Omans Health Ministry is preparing to tender the construction of the New Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah.
The ministry told MEED it had prepared documents and passed them to the Oman Tender Board to issue to contractors.
Sixteen construction firms have prequalified for the project.
Nineteen construction firms submitted documents in May 2014. They are:
- Al-Shanfri Trading Company
- Bahwan Contracting Company (local)
- Bam (Netherlands)
- Carillion Alawi (UK)
- Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)
- Douglas OHI (local/UK)
- Federici Sterling (Italy) Batco (Lebanon)
- Galfar Engineering & Contracting (local)
- Golden Horizon Trading & Contracting (local)
- Hasan bin Juma bin Backer Trading & Contracting (local)
- Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P) (Cyprus)
- Larsen & Toubro (India)
- Nagarjuna Construction Company International (local)
- National United Engineering Contracting Company (local)
- Oman National Engineering & Investment Company (local)
- Oman Shapoorji Construction Company (local/India)
- Sarooj Construction Company (local)
- Shaksy Engineering Services (local)
- Teejan Trading & Contracting (local)
The hospital will have 700 beds and specialist units. The five-story building, which will cover an area of 200,000 square metres, will offer adult and paediatric emergency services, physiotherapy, nuclear medicine, dietary services, warehouses, a pharmacy and a laboratory.
The consultants are Indias STUP Consultants.
The ministry plans to tender construction contracts for five regional hospitals in the second half of 2015. They are currently in the detailed design stage.
The new Suwaiq Hospital will have a capacity of more than 300 beds.
Najat Hospital is also new, and will have a capacity of slightly fewer than 200 beds.
Sumail, Al-Falah and Khasab hospitals will also have under 200 beds. They are intended to replace ageing hospitals.
Omans 2050 Health Vision projects the construction of 10 hospitals each with 150 beds and eight hospitals with 300 beds each between 2012 and 2020.
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