Support services company, Carillion, which took over Newcastle’s Warm Front business Eaga in 2011, has won a contract worth around £70m in Saudi Arabia.
The firm will be working with the Aldara Medical Corporation to deliver Phase II of the Aldara Hospital and Medical Centre in Riyadh.
The new facility will provide a state-of-the-art hospital and the largest outpatient centre in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, providing some of the most advanced medical services in the world.
Strategically located close to the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre as well as Al Faisal University, the Aldara Hospital and Medical Centre is designed to address growing demand for high-quality health care in the region.
It will employ world-class medical staff, offer an advanced IT platform, adopt the latest medical innovations and feature leading-edge facilities for training and education.
The hospital is also expected to stimulate employment in the health care sector, offering significant opportunities for Saudi professionals.
Carillion employs around 40,000 people across the UK, the Middle East and Canada, with around 500 being located in the North East.
In 2013, the group recorded annual revenue of £4.1bn.
Chief executive, Richard Howson, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to deliver this prestigious project - our second hospital project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - which offers significant opportunities for growth that contribute to the improving outlook in our Middle East markets.
“We look forward to working closely with the Aldara Medical Corporation and to using our extensive experience in the healthcare sector to ensure that the Aldara Hospital and Medical Centre is completed to the highest standards.”