DV Construction and Bouygues Energies & Services, both subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction, will construct the Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni hospital in Western Guiana. The total value of the contracts for Bouygues Construction amounts to €85 million. The project marks Bouygues Construction’s desire to establish permanent operations in the French overseas departments of the Antilles and Guiana.
The new Western Guiana hospital complex, offering 25,000 m² of surface area, will consist of five buildings incorporating five operating theatres, a maternity ward and a total of 250 beds. DV Construction is the lead company in the consortium responsible for constructing the hospital, which also involves its subsidiary, GTC Construction, and Ribal TP (Colas Group).
Bouygues Energies & Services will carry out the low- and high-voltage electricity package as well as a package consisting of HVAC, plumbing and medical fluids.
Pascal Minault, CEO of Bouygues Entreprises France-Europe, commented:
“The construction of this multidisciplinary health facility to high standards will create jobs and it will help improve access to healthcare and the quality of life for the inhabitants of Western Guiana, a region experiencing rapid population growth.”
Installation of the site is under way, and works are scheduled to last approximately four years. More than 200 people will be working onsite at peak periods. Bouygues Construction has set goals for social inclusion and local training. It has undertaken to accept young Guianese workers on the site through partnerships with the adapted military service regiment (RMSA) in Guiana and with technical colleges in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.