The OHL Group, through its OHL-Arellano subsidiary, has been awarded, for 71.5 million Euro, the contract for the expansion and renovation of the Dr. Horacio E. Oduber (HOH) hospital, for 71.5 million Euro, located in the Oranjestad, capital of Aruba, a Caribbean Island part of the Netherlands as an independent country.
Due to its amount, it is the largest hospital project in Aruba to date. It has been promoted by the government of its country, its international investment bank, AIB Bank, and the private-public development agency Stichting Onroerend Goes Aruba (SOGA). The purpose of the project is to improve medical attention for Aruba's citizens and visitors, turning the HOH in a top-level hospital.
The contract will be carried out in two phases along four years. The first one will comprise the extension of the hospital, with a total new building construction surface of 15,447 square meters and during the second, current hospital centers will be renewed.
The extension will mean the construction of a new six story polyclinic, with 96 rooms for patient admittance, another three story building destined to medical consultations and outpatient services and a central power plant and storage building to extend the existing electrical and mechanic infrastructure.
The second phase will begin once the new buildings are in service. It includes renovation, in two phases of the current six story polyclinic, which will have 60 rooms and areas dedicated to the specialties of pneumology, cardiology, neurological attention, labs, pharmacy and pre and postoperative care. Likewise, the common areas, such as the main lobby and dining room will be renewed, and the top story will be dedicated to administrative offices and hospital services.
Based in Miami, Florida, OHL-Arellano is an OHL Group subsidiary specialized in the construction and renovation of hospital and health and higher education centers. It was integrated into the OHL Group in September of 2008 and from its inception in 1974, the construction of hospitals and health center has been the pillar of its activity, contributing 75% of their annual sales. With an aggregated turnover in this sector of 1,200 million dollars, work has been performed, among others, in the Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Miami Children's Hospital, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Mount Sinai of Miami hospitals.