ACWA Power, THABAT to construct 100-bed COVID-19 hospital in KSA

Saudi Arabia has been intensifying its efforts to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) and in doing so the kingdom’s energy and desalinated water provider ACWA Power has signed an agreement with THABAT to build a 100-bed integrated mobile hospital.

The agreement was inked between Thamer Al Sharhan and Essam Al Muhaidub, representing ACWA Power and THABAT, respectively in the presence of minister of energy, HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; ​minister of health, HE ​​​Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah; and chairman of ACWA Power, Mohammad Abunayyan.

Speaking about the initiative, Abunayyan, said: “We are an active part of the Saudi energy sector, and remain in full solidarity with all national initiatives to overcome this crisis.

“Leveraging our technical expertise and capabilities in mobilising 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.”

According to Saudi Press Agency, governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, HRH Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, has allocated land for the hospital.

Under the agreement, ACWA Power will utilise its expertise and capabilities in the implementation and delivery of projects that require the highest standards of safety and security.

Construction work on the hospital will be completed within 70 days, with the assets being handed over to the ministry of health in the kingdom.

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