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HYBETA involved in construction of largest overseas US military hospital

© Photo by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

What connects the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Weilerbach and Ramstein Air Base with HYBETA GmbH from Münster?

 

It is the construction of the largest military hospital overseas, with a construction volume of over 1 billion euros!

HYBETA GmbH's structural hygiene team has been providing professional support to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) since the first meeting in 2012!

Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement (ROBMCR), the largest overseas United States military hospital, is presently being built in Weilerbach near Kaiserslautern and the Ramstein Air Base with over 1 billion Euro of construction volume. ROBMCR will replace the present US military hospital in Landstuhl. HYBETA was involved as a subject matter expert for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). 

In 2012 HYBETA had a first meeting with the Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung (LBB) and then in 2013 HYBETA started as a subject matter expert for the USACE (United States army corps of Engineers) in this building project.  

Between 2013 and 2021 Dr. Julia Okpara-Hofmann (Consultant Specialist Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Hygienic-medical Management, M.B.B.S., M.D.) and the technical hygiene building team of HYBETA have continuously provided expert advice in all questions pertaining building hygiene and hygiene of ventilation and air-conditioning technology in concurrence with German laws and ordinances with respect to infection control. Finally in October 2021, the local health authority (Gesundheitsamt Kaiserslautern) gave the approval that all hygiene-related permits have been granted in concurrence with the State Ordinance on Hygiene and Infection Prevention in Medical Facilities (MedHygRLP) for Rhineland-Palatina. And finally in December 2021, the building permit was issued by the german authorities. 

On getting this final approval the USACE congratulated and thanked the HYBETA team for the fantastic teamwork and professionalism which for the USACE has been instrumental in contribution to the project.  

The military hospital will serve as an evacuation and treatment center for injured U.S. service members, civilians and contractors serving in Central & Southwest Asia, Europe and Africa. The 985,000-square-foot hospital will feature nine operating rooms, 120 exam rooms, and 68 beds with a surge capacity of 25 additional beds. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2027. 

 

Involved staff of HYBETA: 

  • Dr. Julia Okpara-Hofmann (Consultant Specialist Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Hygienic-medical Management, M.B.B.S., M.D.) 

  • Mr. Tobias Stillings (Hygiene Specialist, Specialist Consultant Indoor Air Technology & Building Hygiene) 

  • Mr. Dirk Peltzer (Hygiene Technician, Specialist in ventilation and indoor-air technology) 

  • Mr. Helge Schunk (Hygiene Specialist; Head of Building Hygiene) 

  • Ms. Katharina Weber (Hygiene Engineer, B.Sc. Hospital Hygiene, Specialist Consultant for Indoor Air technology & building hygiene)