International Hospitals Group (IHG) has won a contract to build three hospitals in Oman, backed by more than £500 million worth of support from UK Export Finance (UKEF).

The Salalah, Suwaiq and Khasab hospitals will provide intensive care, emergency services and specialist baby care. 

IHG will provide a full design, construction and services package for all three hospitals. Work will also include the construction of emergency power systems, maintenance facilities, roads and other infrastructure.

IHG has its UK headquarters in Denham, Buckinghamshire and partners with the University of Cambridge, the United Nations and the World Bank to provide healthcare projects all over the world.

The new projects will support jobs in the UK throughout the duration of the construction, by drawing heavily on expertise from the UK, including the supply of medical equipment. 

UKEF will support the financing of contracts between IHG and Oman’s Ministry of Health. 

UKEF has provided support to help win these major contracts in Oman, and provided a loan, repayable on a commercial basis.

International trade secretary Liz Truss said: “The size of this contract demonstrates the appetite for the UK’s world leading healthcare expertise across the globe. I’m 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.”