Al Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded an Dhs2.2 billion contract for the construction of the new Al Mafraq Hospital for SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company.
The Mafraq Hospital project is located in Al Mafraq Abu Dhabi and will be undertaken in joint venture with Murray and Roberts and work on it will commence immediately. It is due for completion in 2014.
HLG Chairman Riad T. Sadik and CEO and MD Laurie Voyer met with SEHA Chairman H.E. Saif Bader Al Qubaisi and joint venture partner Murray and Roberts Managing Director Nigel Harvey, to sign the contract for the project in Abu Dhabi on March 15.
The 745-bed general hospital will be one of the leading trauma/surgery hospitals in the region, and will provide a cost-effective alternative for patients who previously had to seek specialised care overseas for neurosurgery, orthopaedics, acute rehabilitation and plastic surgery.
HLG CEO and Managing Director Laurie Voyer said the new project underlined HLG’s healthcare credentials.
“Al Mafraq Hospital adds to the group’s already strong track record in the construction of hospitals and healthcare facilities in both the UAE and abroad,” he said.
“We look forward to working with SEHA, to develop one of the leading trauma and surgery hospitals in this region.” This is the second major healthcare project HLG has been awarded in Abu Dhabi in the past 12 months, following the Arzanah Medical Complex, the group secured in April 2010.
The joint venture’s scope of works includes construction of:
Two nine-storey and two 11-storey inpatient towers
A two-storey basement including service accommodation, labs, CSSD, dining and parking
A three-storey outpatient building including clinics and auditorium facilities
A link bridge
A three-storey podium building including diagnostics, operating theatres, ER, rehab, ICU and maternity
Peripheral buildings including substations, cooling plant, workshop, mortuary, underground tanks and service tunnels
Landscaping, infrastructure and external works