International Hospitals Group (IHG) Design and Construction is underway on three state-of-the-art British and international standard hospitals in Oman. IHG was awarded these contracts by Oman’s Ministry of Health for the design, construction and equipping of three hospitals to UK NHS and appropriate international standards in Khasab, Suwaiq and Salalah.
British company IHG is one of the most experienced international healthcare services organisations in the world in its field of activity, providing consultancy, design and construction, equipping, operation and management of hospitals and healthcare facilities. Founded in 1978, IHG has successfully completed more than 480 projects in over 52 countries in both the public and private sectors. Clients have included 24 national governments, the UN, the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
These three projects are a great boost for both the Omani and British economies. The new projects will support jobs in the UK and Oman throughout the duration of the build; at peak over 6,000 staff will be employed both in Oman and the UK. IHG will extend its supply chain from over 70 British companies from across the UK.
Both the Oman and British governments have collaborated on these major healthcare projects, by supporting the Project Financing through circa £550 million worth of long-term finance support to Oman’s government from UK Export Finance (UKEF).
International Trade Secretary The Rt Hon. Liz Truss said: “The size of this contract demonstrates the appetite for the UK’s world leading healthcare expertise across the globe. I am delighted UKEF is supporting the construction of these three hospitals, which will not only improve healthcare provision in Oman but will also expand IHG’s overseas business.”