Carillion Alawi confirmed to build 10ha Oman hospital
Carillion had previously announced that its Khasab hospital contract with the sultanate's health ministry would be worth $158m to its Omani joint venture
Carillion Alawi, a 50:50 contracting joint venture (JV) between the Zawawi family and the UK's Carillion plc, has been signed on to build a 10ha hospital in the Omani port city of Khasab.
The contract announcement comes days after the contractor signed an agreement with the sultanate's Ministry of Health to design and build the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah.
At the time, Carillion announced in a press statement that a letter of award relating to the Khasab hospital was expected shortly.
The UK contractor said the Khasab contract was "on similar terms to those for the Salalah award and, if it were to go ahead, would have an estimated value of $158m (OMR60.8m) to the JV".
In a statement on its website, Oman's health ministry said the hospital in Khasab would comprise three floors, with a capacity for 150 beds.
The health ministry added that outpatient clinics, maternity wards, operation theatres, intensive care units, and burns and rehabilitation sections would be designed in the hospital.
Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Saeedi, Oman's health minister, said the hospital projects in Khasab and Salalah were funded by UK Export Finance, in coordination with the sultanate's Ministry of Finance, ONA reported.
Commenting upon being awarded the Salalah hospital contract, Carillion had revealed that both contracts were being procured through "lower-risk" routes, which included "seeking support from UK Export Finance to secure [funding] for customers".
"The group continues to look at ways in which it can de-risk its operations in the Middle East, working with its partners in the region to secure the future of this business," the contractor added in its statement.