PKA invests DKK1.3bn in Denmark’s biggest hospital PPP

first_imgPeter Damgaard Jensen, managing director of PKA, said: “This is unique and historic and clearly underlines the fact that, in Denmark, too, PPP projects are getting off the ground.”PKA said it had now invested in five healthcare sector buildings in Denmark, including this project.In March, PKA joined PensionDanmark and Sampension in a PPP deal worth DKK430m to build and operate a new psychiatric hospital in the city of Vejle.The hospital will be built in Skeiby, north of Aarhus, and form part of the New University Hospital (DNU) in Aarhus.PKA will supply financing for the 50,000m2 hospital building, while KPC will act as turnkey contractor and be responsible for construction, while Wicotec will operate the hospital for a 25-year term.Construction is set to start at the beginning of 2016, and the hospital is expected to be ready for use three years later.Arkitema is the architect for the project ,and the consulting engineer is Grontmij. Danish pensions administrator PKA is investing DKK1.3bn (€174m) in a new psychiatric hospital in Aarhus in the biggest public-private partnership (project) hospital project in Denmark so far.PKA, which manages five labour-market pension funds in the social and healthcare sectors, will finance the project in conjunction with KPC and Wicotec.The consortium of the three partners was chosen by the central Jutland municipality Region Midtjylland to run the hospital project, PKA said.With financing of DKK1.3bn, the PPP will be the biggest of its kind so far in Denmark, PKA said.last_img read more

Super Nationals Thursday Notebook

first_imgAll Modifieds and Stock Cars Thursday at Super NationalsBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – Qualifying today at Boone Speedway will determine the front eight spots in the middle rows for Modified and Stock Car main events at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Two qualifying features for both divisions will be on the program, as will all Harris Auto Racing Modified Race of Champions heats.Also on the Thursday card is the inaugural Karl Crate Clash.Racing starts at 3 p.m.*Stock Cars with community betterment/charitable organization themes will be on display begin­ning at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Fan Zone.Autograph sessions scheduled at the same location are at 4 p.m. for Wednesday Stock Car qualify­ing feature winners David Smith and Brandon Czarapata; at 5 p.m. for Wednesday Modi­fied qualifying feature winners Ricky Thornton Jr. and Chase Allen; and at 7 p.m. for former Modi­fied champions in attendance at Super Nationals.The drawing for starting spots on the Karl Crate Clash grid is at 6 p.m.*Qualifying feature winner Chase Allen didn’t decide to make his first tip to Boone until a couple weeks ago. It goes without saying he’s happy with the decision.“It’s been awesome. I’ll come back here every year if I can,” said Allen, from Midlothian, Texas. “Just to come to Boone and win my first time here has been great.”Still available for post-race interviews well after the checkers flew, Allen made the 750-mile trip wanting but not expecting to win so much so quickly.“I wanted to win it. That’s why you race,” he said. “Did I expect to win it (the qualifier) last night? No.”*last_img read more