QC Firm Wins Job in Kuwait

February  10, 2014

      A Quad Cities firm will play a key role in designing one of the largest cancer treatment centers in the world. KJWW Engineering Consultants, headquartered in Rock Island, has been chosen to provide "engineering design services" for the new Kuwait Cancer Center in Kuwait City. 

      Warren Lloyd, vice president and director of international operations, says working with the architect, KJWW will design all the systems that'll make the building work, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, security, telephones, and medical gases.

      "It's very much a team effort - they know what they want the building to look like and they know how they want the building to operate - we know how to make that happen."

      Eight employees will work full-time on the project for the next 6 months.

      Lloyd says the new cancer center in Kuwait will be 12 stories tall, with 2 million square feet, and have more than 600 in-patient beds. 

      "I'm pretty sure this will be the largest single cancer center in the world. It's being done 9 time zones away, and in a very hot climate."

      Lloyd says KJWW was chosen because it's the top health care design firm in the midwest - it's worked, and is working on, a variety of hospital projects in the Quad Cities, plus many more in other states.

      Construction will begin this year, with completion in 2017.