Aberdeen Infrastructure to acquire stakes in two hospitals in Portugal

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Aberdeen Infrastructure to acquire stakes in two hospitals in Portugal

Aberdeen Infrastructure has plans to acquire two hospital public private partnership (PPP) projects in Portugal from Somague.

The two hospitals are Hospital de Braga, which serves Braga and Viana do Castelo, and Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, which serves Vila Franca de Xira, Alenquer, Arruda dos Vinhos, Azambuja and Benavente.

Both hospitals are managed under public private partnership (PPP) contracts by Somague, which owns a total participation of:

  • 51% of the consortium Escala Braga. Other shareholders being: Edifer (15%) and Melo Group (34%) and
  • 51% of the consortium Scale Vila Franca de Xira. Other shareholders being: Quadrante (10%) and Edifer (39%)

The Hospital de Braga was developed on a design, build, finance, maintain (DBFM) basis and it replaced the São Marcos Hospital, which consisted of a number of buildings in the centre of Braga, as well as a psychiatric department located some 3km away. The 700-bed hospital was inaugurated in May 2011

Hospital Vila Franca de Xira was also developed on a design, build, finance, maintain (DBFM) basis and was inaugurated in June 2011.

Both hospitals belong to the Portuguese National Health System.

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