The company becomes a benchmark in hospital asset management with close to 850,000 square meters and 2,300 beds under concession

OHLA is awarded the concession of the National Cancer Institute in Chile with an investment of more than 300 million

March 23, 2023

Infografia del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer en Santiago de Chile

OHLA has been awarded the concession contract for the construction, maintenance and operation of the National Cancer Institute in Santiago de Chile, which will involve an investment of more than 300 million euros.

Specifically, the project includes the integral development of designs, execution of associated civil works, integral implementation of clinical, administrative and industrial equipment, as well as the operation of the infrastructure’s Basic and Special Mandatory Services. The contract is part of Chile’s Second Health Facilities Concession Program, which includes the construction of 18 hospitals, of which OHLA has already been awarded the Biobío Hospital Network (Santa Bárbara, Nacimiento, Coronel and Lota) by the end of 2021.

The new National Cancer Institute will be located on the site of the former San José Hospital in the Independencia district of the Metropolitan Region. It will serve an estimated population of 11.6 million people over 15 years of age, in its 86,000 square meters, with a total of 249 beds distributed in 42 for the Critical Patient Center, 142 for medium care, 62 beds for basic care and three for radioiodine isolation. The infrastructure will be equipped with eight linear accelerators, which will provide high-tech equipment in the oncology field.

It is estimated that approximately 1,200 direct jobs could be generated per month during the peak of the construction phase.

Concessions in the Americas and Europe

With the new award of the National Cancer Institute, OHLA reinforces its outstanding position in hospital asset management. The company’s portfolio includes close to 850,000 square meters under concession and 2,300 beds with projects such as the Biobío hospital network in Chile, the expansion of the Hospital del Niño Jesús (Spain), the CHUM hospital in Canada, the largest healthcare infrastructure in North America and the largest public-private healthcare collaboration project in the history of Canada, and the Burgos hospital (Spain).

OHLA’s portfolio of concessioned assets is completed with the Accesos Norte 2 highway corridor in Bogotá, the Santiago Justice Center (Chile), the marinas of Roda de Bará and Marina Urola, the police stations of Horta and Sant Andreu, all in Spain, and in Ireland the management of 465 social housing units, within the framework of the Social Housing Bundle project.

Hospital construction

In addition to its outstanding position in hospital concessions, the company is also a benchmark in the construction of this type of infrastructure with more than nine decades of projects in this field and a portfolio of more than 150 new hospitals, equivalent to approximately 8.5 million square meters and more than 60,000 beds; and close to 100 healthcare centers and more than 200 renovation and rehabilitation projects that endorse its track record.

The activity, which began in Spain, has spread to countries such as the USA, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, the Antilles, Panama, Peru, Equatorial Guinea, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Ireland. In the execution of these projects, OHLA applies methodologies aligned with the digitalization of construction processes such as BIM (Building Information Modeling) and follows sustainability criteria recognized by prestigious international standards such as LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) and Passivhaus.