KUWAIT: ENGIE Services Kuwait, an international leader in providing low-carbon energy and innovative integrated facilities management solutions, has signed a contract with Taiba Hospital, one of the leading hospitals in Kuwait, to further enhance and introduce new model of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) delivery in the Kuwaiti market.

The contract was inked by Tareq Mishari Al-Bahar, Executive Director and partner at Al-Dhow Engineering, a joint venture partner to the ENGIE Services Kuwait, Lama Al-Fadala, CEO, Taiba Hospital and Tomas Greenwood, General Manager of ENGIE Services Kuwait. The signing ceremony, held at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait – Burj Alshaya, was also attended by Her Excellency Madame Marie Masdupuy, the French Ambassador to Kuwait.

Taiba Hospital will receive total integrated facilities management and energy management services from ENGIE. This will include integrated technical, cleaning, and security services, as well as loss prevention, porter/helper and valet parking services, and the management of waste, pest control, landscaping, and laundry.

Speaking on the new contract, Tomas Greenwood said: “The contract with Taiba Hospital confirms ENGIE’s position as a global provider of IFM and energy services in Kuwait’s healthcare sector. ENGIE creates locally relevant solutions based on global expertise and best practices. Our integrated solutions improve asset and energy performance for our clients in the healthcare sector and beyond, across communities, properties, and industries.”

Lama Al-Fadala said: “After a rigorous selection process, Taiba Hospital chose ENGIE as our partner based on local and regional site visits that demonstrated superior expertise in terms of hospital and international facility management experience. Outsourcing our support services will enable us to deliver better quality and enhanced patient care, with the focus on quality, patient safety, and world class services. Additionally, working with ENGIE will enable us to reduce our energy consumption in the coming five years.”

Vincent Montanet, Chief Business Development Officer for ENGIE Solutions in the Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey (MESCAT), commented: “We are pleased to be working with a forward-thinking partner such as Taiba Hospital, which has a clear objective in mind in its efforts to stand out as a premium provider of healthcare. ENGIE’s global presence gives us access to the most advanced technologies, vast skills and resources as well as significant investments in R&D and sustainable research – all of which makes ENGIE the perfect partner to enable Taiba Hospital to become exemplary in Kuwait and further afield.”

Last month, Taiba Hospital revealed its new strategy for 2020, announcing a focus on promoting health and medical knowledge within the community, supporting its needs and engaging directly with patients. The strategy complements the Hospital’s investments in providing the highest standards of medical care in Kuwait, having partnered with world-class medical services providers and top-class practitioners who hold certifications from leading hospitals in Europe, the United States and Canada.

As a global leader in low carbon energy and services, ENGIE helps its clients reach their environmental goals and save energy. ENGIE can rely on customer intimacy, segment knowledge and a long-proven ability to finance and manage infrastructure. Combining its historical strengths, ENGIE can to create “as a service” offers for a low carbon transition.