COVID-19: Losberger De Boer reveals 50% rise in modular demand
Enquiries for rapid deployment systems is ramping up in the Middle East due to tensions from the coronavirus pandemic
Germany-headquartered temporary and semi-permanent space structures specialist, Losberger De Boer, has witnessed a 50% increase in enquiries across the Middle East for rapid deployment systems at mobile hospitals and isolation areas following the outbreak of coronavirus.
As part of the firm’s rapid deployment systems, Losberger has received enquiries for its inflatable TAG and TMM tents to support hospitals and those being placed in isolation who have contracted the virus.
The tents can be carried by hand and installed by a team of up to two people using an electric inflator. The tents’ modular design enables them to be connected to each other in any direction. Each tent can be configured to accommodate up to 50 people.
For long-term solutions, Losberger De Boer also has its modular isolation centre, which is a 600m2 structure large enough to accommodate multiple wards, waiting areas, laboratories and washroom facilities.
The rapid deployment systems division of Losberger De Boer is already supporting the efforts of medical professionals in Italy to combat the country’s outbreak of COVID-19, where hundreds of its tents have been installed to expand the country’s medical facilities.
Commenting on the enquiry demand, Losberger De Boer Middle East and Asia’s rapid deployment systems business development director, Tahar Zaouche, said: “Shortly after the reports of COVID-19 cases in the region, hospital and clinic operators began contacting us to find out what structures could be utilised in the fight against the pandemic.”
He added: “We have experienced a 50% increase in enquiries for our temporary medical solutions so far, with more enquiries every day.”
Losberger De Boer is one of the world’s largest suppliers of quick-to-build emergency accommodations with experience of supplying triage centres, hospital wards, isolation facilities and morgues to existing hospitals, local and national government authorities, major NGOs and the United Nations.