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Top 10 healthcare projects in the GCC

Construction Week takes a look at ten hospitals

Cleveland Clinic Hospital
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Construction week takes a looks at ten hospitals, health centres and clinics in the gulf that are set to be completed in the next few years.

1 Sidra Medical and Research Centre
Location
: Qatar
Value: US $2.3 billion
Client: Qatar Petroleum (client representative for Qatar Foundation)
Schedule: A joint venture between OHL Construction and Contrack International was awarded the main construction contract in 2008. Construction is in progress and expected to be completed in early 2012. Keo International Consultants is managing construction, while Pelli Clarke Pelli is the design architect.
Scope: The project calls for construction of Sidra Medical and Research Centre in Qatar. The capacity of the hospital is 380 beds.  The centre will include parking for approximately 2000 vehicles and will become home to 350 resident nurses.

2 Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Location:
UAE
Value: US $1.9 billion
Client: Mubadala Development Company
Schedule: The application deadline for technical bids for the main construction contract was last month, while the deadline for commercial proposals is October 21. Companies involved with the project so far are Arabtec Construction, Aktor and Driver Consult. Construction is expected to be completed in Q4 2011.
Scope: The project calls for the construction of Cleveland Clinic in Al Sowah Island in Abu Dhabi. The hospital includes 324 specialised clinics and 360 beds. The total built up area of the project is 417,000m² with a car park, which can hold 3100 cars.

3 Jaber Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah Hospital
Location
: Kuwait
Value: US $1 billion
Client: Ministry of Health; Ministry of Public Works
Schedule: The Ministry of Public Works has received bids for the main construction contract. The lowest bidder is Arab Kuwait Contractors Company. Construction is to begin in the first quarter of next year and expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014. The main consultant is Gulf Consults and Langdon
Wilson International.
Scope: The project calls for the construction of Jaber Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah Hospital in Surra, Kuwait. The total built up area is 270,000m². The hospital provides a comprehensive range of medical services and comprises diagnostic and treatment services, a trauma center and casualty services, outpatient services, dental services, Ob/Gyn services, inpatient care services, VIP suites for the visiting heads of states and also another wing for VIP suites.

4 Al Mafraq Hospital
Location
: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Value: US $871 million
Client: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company
Schedule: The hospital is still in the design stage and the main contract is expected to be awarded by the end of this year. Construction is expected to start in the first quarter of next year and is set to be completed in 2013.
Scope: The new hospital is being designed to triple the number of treatment rooms to 690 beds and it will span an area of 306,803m² with a built up area of 246,118m². The hospital is among the oldest in Abu Dhabi and is to be replaced with a new building, which will incorporate environmentally friendly and energy-efficient designs - it will recycle waste water, reduce electrical use with fibre optic interior sun lighting and incorporate the use of solar panels.

5 Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Hospital
Location
: UAE
Value: US $370 million
Client: Dubai Health Authority
Schedule: In July this year, UAE vice president and prime minister and ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, laid the foundation stone of the hospital. The project is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2011.
Scope: The hospital will be located near Al Wasl Hospital in Garhoud. The 200-bed hospital dedicated for children will have sub-specialties in pediatrics.

6 Danat Al Emarat Women & Children’s Hospital
Location: UAE
Value: US $150 million
Client: United Eastern Medical
Schedule: Construction began last week with a ground-breaking ceremony. The project is expected to be completed in 2011. Al Ghurair Arabian Foundations Engineering was selected for the first phase of construction and the contracts for the second and final phases are still to be tendered. Singaporean healthcare operators Parkway Health will manage the facility.
Scope: The project includes a 200-bed women and children’s hospital, a network of primary care and specialty health centers and Abu Dhabi’s first Medical Spa.

7 Al Khobar Hospital
Location
: Saudi Arabia
Value: US $55 million
Client: Ministry of Health
Schedule: Al Kifah Construction Equipment Company was awarded the main construction contract in March 2008 with construction beginning in May of the same year. Construction is in progress and expected to be completed in May next year.
Scope: The development calls for construction of Al Khobar Hospital in Saudi Arabia. The hospital is located in Al Khobar city with a capacity of 200 beds.

8 Saud bin Jalwaei Hospital
Location
: Saudi Arabia
Value: US $55 million
Client: Ministry of Health
Schedule: Al Kifah Construction Equipment Company was awarded the main construction contract in March 2008. Construction began in January this year. The duration of the project is 24 months.
Scope: The project calls for construction of Saud bin Jalwaei hospital in Al Ahsa. The capacity of the hospital is 200 beds.

9 Bayan Palace Health Centre
Location
: Kuwait
Value: US $54 million
Client: Ministry of Public Works
Schedule: Al Amiah Contracting Company was awarded the main construction contract in July 2008. Construction started in August 2008. Project duration is 17 months.
Scope: The project calls for the construction of a health centre at Bayan Palace in Kuwait.

10 Al Mokowah Hospital
Location
: Saudi Arabia
Value: US $24 million
Client: Ministry of Health
Schedule: Saeed Al Mobti and Partners Company for Contracting was awarded the main construction contract in March 2008 with construction beginning in May that year. The project is expected to be completed in May next year. The capacity of the hospital is 100 beds.
Scope: The construction of a hospital in Al Mokowah.

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