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Musanada completes glass works at Al Ain Hospital

The $1.20bn hospital project will have 719 beds, 104 advanced specialised clinics, 17 radiology rooms as well as 22 specialised rooms for endoscopy diagnosis

Concrete works on the hospital’s main structure and utility building together with the project's steel structures, has been commissioned and handed over.
Concrete works on the hospital’s main structure and utility building together with the project's steel structures, has been commissioned and handed over.

Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) has completed the window glass installation works on Abu Dhabi Health Services Company’s (SEHA) New Al Ain Hospital.

The $1.20bn (AED4.40bn) hospital project is located at Al Jimi in Al Ain city, and covers an area of 3.47ha.

More than 3,036 workers are currently engaged in the works across the hospital's various departments.

It consists of the main hospital building, a 1,500-parking facility, a logistics centre, a 60-MW primary substation, as well as other facilities and advanced medical treatment services.

The hospital will also include 104 advanced specialised clinics, 17 radiology rooms for X-ray, computerised tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services, as well as 22 specialised rooms for endoscopy diagnosis and procedures.

The hospital, on which work began in March 2014, will have 719 beds, including 484 beds for general medicine, surgery, children's ward, and maternity, 67 for ICU, 142 for medical rehabilitation, and 26 for VIP patients and royal suites.

Eng Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi, Musanada's executive director – building construction management division, said: "The hospital has been designed according to sustainability criteria that significantly reduce energy and water consumption and make maximum use of the sunrays.”

The company has already completed all concrete works of the main and utility building together with the project's steel structures, commissioned and handed over the primary substation to Al Ain Distribution Company, and has as well completed precast concrete slabs for all façade walls.

The medical equipment and medical and office furniture contracts of the new hospital have been awarded, and all works are progressing as scheduled, according to a company statement.

The hospital is a leading project in using solar panels to generate clean electricity, securing part of its energy needs while saving operating costs.

This also helps enhance the efficiency of thermal insulation of the ceiling of the building, consequently reducing pressure on the air conditioning equipment.

The hospital features a distinctive design that allows shades to fall on external windows, helping keep the building internally cool, in addition to use of internal blinds which are connected to a smart control system, automatically operated in line with the external weather and internal conditions.

Smart systems will be deployed to minimise wasting of water by installing special valves to conserve water consumption at the hospital facilities. Waste water from air conditioning equipment will be used for irrigating the external landscape.

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