ACWA Power states that the new hospital will be operational within 70 days, and aims to provide comprehensive healthcare services and aid in handling the pandemic
Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has announced that it has contracted Thabat, a construction and contracting firm, to build an integrated mobile hospital with a 100-bed capacity, fully resourced with the medical equipment and supplies needed to treat COVID-19 cases.
ACWA Power stated that the new hospital will be operational within 70 days, and aims to provide comprehensive healthcare services and aid in handling the pandemic.
The agreement was signed by Thamer Al Sharhan, managing director of ACWA Power, and Essam Al Muhaidib, chief operating officer of Thabat in the presence of Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy and Dr Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al Rabiah, Minister of Health and Mohammad Abunayyan, chairman of ACWA Power.
Under the terms of the agreement, ACWA Power will utilise its extensive expertise and capabilities in the swift implementation and delivery of projects that require the highest standards of safety and security. Upon completion of construction within 70 days, the assets and contracts will be handed over to the Ministry of Health, the statement said.
Abunayyan said the new hospital will be fully dedicated to caring for COVID-19 patients. “It comes as part of ACWA Power’s commitment to reinforcing the efforts of the Saudi energy sector to enhance prevention actions taken by the Saudi Ministry of Health during these times.”
This initiative is part of the efforts driven by the national energy sector to address the crisis in our beloved kingdom, he stated.
Additionally, Abunayyan also appreciated Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al Madinah Al Munawarah, for expediting the processes, allocating land for the hospital, and providing optimum support from the official bodies of the governorate to complete the project within its required time frame.
“Leveraging our technical expertise and capabilities in mobilizing and deploying highly secured projects, we believe this project will supplement existing medical resources by providing a dedicated facility, quickly and efficiently to help diagnose, support and treat COVID-19 patients,” he concluded.