Earlier this week, Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) wholly-owned subsidiary Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) inaugurated the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Field Hospital in the Guinean capitol Conakry. The facility will aid the country in responding to the local effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
EGA said the field hospital was built in a record 30 days by Tamouh Healthcare and Weatherhaven, with assistance from GAC. The hospital has over two hundred beds, including four dozen intensive care units. After commissioning earlier this week the facility was handed over to the country’s health ministry.
Guinean Minister of Health Doctor Colonel Remy Lamah thanked the firm upon taking charge of the new hospital.
“On behalf of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Professor Alpha Condé, and most of all, on the behalf of the Guinean people, I want to thank the UAE leadership for funding the construction of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Field Hospital and all stakeholders involved for the incredible job they have done along with other partners for building this field hospital quickly and professionally. Broad, fast action is needed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Field Hospital will help us do just that by strengthening our ability to respond to the pandemic and to improve our economic and social recovery.”
“We are here in Guinea, in the midst of the hardship and challenges brought by COVID-19, to support the Republic of Guinea and its people,” noted GAC board member Khaled Al Rashedi. “This initiative is one testimony among many to our leadership’s commitment to Guinea. We are thankful to the leadership of the UAE and Guinea for their continued support and oversight.”
Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates Global Aluminium is an aluminium conglomerate created by the merger between Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) in 2013. EGA had an estimated enterprise value of US$15 billion at the time the merger took place. The firm is owned equally by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Emirates Global Aluminium holds interests in bauxite/alumina and primary aluminium smelting.