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HLG JV awarded SAR1.18 billion (US$316 million) healthcare project in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 18 September 2012

HLG JV awarded SAR1.18 billion (US$316 million) healthcare project in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), operating as Leighton Middle East Contracting, has been awarded a healthcare project worth SAR1.18 billion (US$316 million) by the Ministry of Health King Fahad Medical City.  The project, referred to as PPNNCC, will be delivered in joint venture with Al Latifia Trading and Contracting.

PPNNCC, which involves the construction of new medical centers on the current King Fahad Medical City campus to integrate with existing medical facilities, is located in the center of Riyadh.

HLG CEO and Managing Director Laurie Voyer said the new project further reinforced the success of HLG’s strategy to expand into new geographic markets.

“This project is in line with our growth strategy to diversify our geographic footprint, and we look forward to working with our JV partner, Al Latifia Trading and Contracting, to successfully deliver this prestigious development for our client,” Mr Voyer said.

He said it also underlined the importance of Saudi Arabia to the Group’s growth plans.

“Saudi Arabia is our largest growth market, and this project underlines our ability to secure work there,” he said.

HLG's new Managing Director-elect, Mr Jose Antonio Lopez-Monis, said the medical project, which will be the first of five specialist hospitals to be built in Saudi Arabia over the next five years, will see the delivery of state-of-the-art medical facilities.

“We are privileged to be awarded a project of this scale and significance, and look forward to delivering it to the highest standards of international quality," Mr Lopez-Monis said.

The Group’s scope of works consists of the development of the following facilities:

  • National Neurosciences Institute (11 storeys)
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center (11 storeys)
  • Cardiac Center (3 storeys)
  • Laboratories and office building (7 storeys)
  • Below ground car park (2 levels)

Additionally, the 234,000 square metre project proposes the construction of central services building spanning four levels, and a services tunnel approximately 320 metres in length.  It will also house a Proton Lab, which HLG is likely to deliver under a separate contract.

“We have developed a strong track-record in delivering state-of-the-art healthcare projects, with Mafraq Hospital and Arzanah Wellness & Diagnostic Center, both located in Abu Dhabi, leading examples of our specialist skills and technical expertise in this growing sector,” he said.

This will be the first development activity this site has seen since the 1990s and in addition to 510 additional hospital beds, it will provide oncology, cardiology and other much-needed specialist services to the community. 

Works will commence later this year, with the project to be delivered in stages over the next three years.


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Chris Gordon

Habtoor Leighton Group

M: +971 (0) 50 654 9415


Habtoor Leighton Group

The Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) is one of the leading diversified international contractors in the Middle East and North Africa. The Group employs 25,000 people and operates in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Afghanistan. HLG is part of the Leighton Group, Australia’s largest project development and contracting group with annual revenues exceeding US$18 billion.  In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, HLG operates as Leighton Middle East Contracting.

Al Latifia Trading and Contracting

Al-Latifia Trading and Contracting Company is one of the leading building construction companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and provides engineering, procurement, and building construction services to clients in a variety of industry sectors.  Al-Latifia’s expertise encompasses the procurement and construction of a broad variety of projects including, but not limited to, office buildings and business centers, residential and housing developments, retail and commercial centers, industrial complexes, hospitals and medical facilities, hotels and recreational centers, schools and educational facilities, military and defense complexes.


The PPNNCC, as it is referred, represents the ‘Construction Program of National Neuroscience Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Laboratories and Office Building and Central Services Building’ project, being delivered by Leighton Middle East Contracting and Al Latifa Trading and Contracting, under the stewardship of Ministry of Health King Fahad Medical City.  The project was created by Royal Decree.

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health (MOH) seeks to deliver best-quality integrated and comprehensive healthcare services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  MOH is committed to the provision of healthcare at all levels, promotion of general health and prevention of diseases, in addition to developing the laws and legislations regulating both the governmental and private health sectors. MOH is also accountable for performance monitoring in health institutions, along with the research activity and academic training in the field of health investment.