Abu Dhabi Hospital Contract Awarded for US$600 Million

Murray & Roberts and Al Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), has been awarded an US$600 million contract for the construction of Al Mafraq Hospital for SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company.

The Hospital is designed to accommodate both the current operational demand of the existing hospital and the expected increased demand population growth of the community it will create. It will eventually contain 739 beds and provide 139 outpatient clinics and will serve as a center of excellence in thoracic and orthopedic surgery and burn treatment in the Emirate.

Nigel Harvey, Managing Director, Murray & Roberts (Contractors) Middle East comments: “We are excited to have secured this contract and to be able to deliver a state of the art facility to SEHA in Abu Dhabi, positively contributing towards healthcare infrastructure improvements. It’s also an exciting contract award in a tough and competitive Middle Eastern market.”

The Al Habtoor Leighton Murray & Roberts JV was awarded the project based on technical, financial and time commitment following a rigorous pre-selection process where several contractors were invited to bid.  A formal signing of the contract took place today, 15 March 2011 at SEHA’s new headquarters in Khalidiya.

The new facility, with an estimated cost of 3.5 billion AED, will triple the examination and treatment rooms of the existing hospital – up to 60 from the original facility’s 19. The outpatient clinic’s capacity will also be increased 58 percent, to 139 rooms from the current 88. The new facility will be spread across 245,000 square metres and will host underground parking facilities for 1300 vehicles.

Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, SEHA Chairman comments “We are pleased to announce that construction works have commenced in our new hospital in Mafraq. The facility will be equipped with excellent modern facilities and the latest equipment to ensure world class specialised healthcare.  We congratulate the Al Habtoor Leighton Murray & Roberts JV on their contract award.  We look forward to working with them to create this impressive structure.”

About Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts is South Africa’s leading engineering, contracting and construction services company, with a primary focus on the resources-driven construction markets in industry & mining, oil & gas and power & energy in Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australasia and North and South America. The company offers civil, mechanical, electrical, mining and process engineering; general building and construction; materials supply and services to the construction industry; and management of concession operations.

More information is available at http://www.murrob.com/

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