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Arabtec and Aktor to build Abu Dhabi's Cleveland clinic

A joint venture of Arabtec Construction and Greece's Aktor has been awarded the estimated AED7bn ($1.9bn) design and build contract for the Cleveland Clinic on Abu Dhabi's Sowwah island.

The project involves the design and construction of a 360-bed hospital and a 324-room clinic, with a total built-up area of up to 417,000 square metres.

It will include parking for more than 3,000 cars, and is scheduled to open in 2011 (MEED 17:11:08).

Several other contractors were approached earlier this year over the contract, including the local Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), Saudi-based El-Seif Engineering Contracting Establishment, Oger Abu Dhabi, Australia's Multiplex and South Korea's Samsung Corporation.

The consultant is the UK's Driver Consult. Local developer Aldar Properties is managing the construction on behalf of the government-controlled Mubadala Development Company.

Aldar also worked on the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre on Abu Dhabi island for Mubadala, which was completed in 2006.

John Buck International, a joint venture of Mubadala and Chicago-based The John Buck Company, is developing Sowwah island.

Source: MEED