Ashghal awards QR1.077bn healthcare contracts
Consulting and construction contracts signed for healthcare buildings
The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ has awarded a number of construction and consulting contracts for healthcare buildings worth $295.7mn (QR1.077bn).
Contracts signed included a QR208mn construction contract for Hamad Medical City’s simulation centre to Al Balagh Trading & Contracting, which will start in Q4 of 2014 and will be completed in Q1 of 2016.
A construction contract for Al Waab and Al Jamiaa healthcare centres worth QR253mn was awarded to the United Construction Company. The construction works will start in Q4 2014, and will be completed in Q3 of 2016.
International Trading and Contracting was awarded a QR222.6mn contract to build Muaither and Al Wajba healthcare centres, with work due to start in Q4 2014 and is expected to be completed in Q2 of 2017.
In terms of consulting contracts, KEO International Consultants won a QR222.6mn design and supervision contract for the Al Khor Hospital annex, with a capacity of 500 beds. This work will start before the end of the year and is scheduled to complete in Q2 2017.
The design contract of Hamad General Hospital’s emergency department annex was awarded to Cuningham & Arab Engineering Bureau JV, with a total value of approximately QR27.5mn. The design work will start in Q4 of 2014 and will be completed in Q1 of 2016.
And a design and construction supervision contract of the National Laboratories Building in Mesaimeer. The area of the project will be approximately 15,000m2. The design work will start in Q4 of 2014 and is expected to be completed in Q4 of 2015.
The health centres in Muaither and Al Wajba will be type C and include wellness facilities such as health club, massage rooms, swimming pool and sauna and jacuzzi rooms, and facilities generally available in main sections in most primary healthcare centres.
Design and construction supervision contract for five healthcare centres in Al Mashaf, Ain Khaled (Umm Al Senim), Al Wakra, Al Khor, and Al Shamal were also inked whose consulting services deals were signed earlier this year.
In 2013, Ashghal signed seven contracts in the healthcare sector worth about QR1.19bn.
They included construction of an additional surgery rooms building in Hamad General Hospital and five healthcare centres in Al Nuaim, Al Muntazah, Al Karaana, Leghwairiya, Al Roda in addition to Umm Salal health and wellness centre.