Hill International extends DCA contract
Dubai, January 15, 2008
Hill International, the worldwide construction consulting firm, has extended its contract with the Government of Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to provide claims and contract advisory services.
These services are in connection with all DCA projects at the Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the new Dubai World Central International Airport (JXB) located in the Jebel Ali region of Dubai.
The extended contract, which is scheduled to continue throughout the DXB and JXB expansion programmes, has an estimated value to Hill of approximately Dh40 million ($10.9 million) over the next three years.
Hill commenced its role with DCA in March 2005 providing claims management services with respect to the DXB Concourse 2 / Terminal 3 project. In line with DCA’s expanding project portfolio, Hill’s role has likewise been expanded to include all other DXB Phase II expansion projects and the new Dubai World Central International Airport (JXB) which is planned to be one of the largest capacity airports in the world.
Dubai World Central International Airport (JXB) will be at the heart of Dubai World Central, an aviation focused residential, commercial and logistics program planned by the Government of Dubai.
The airport will be the world’s largest passenger and cargo hub with a designed capacity of over 12 million tons of cargo a year and in excess of 120 million passengers annually and capable of handling all new generation aircraft, including the A380 superjumbo.
This new facility will have six parallel runways, a 92-meter high control tower (the highest in the Middle East), three terminals and will be 10 times the size of the current Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai Cargo Village combined.
“DCA is a very important client to Hill International and we are honored that they have extended Hill’s services to include these world-class projects,” said vice-president and executive director in charge of Hill’s construction claims operations in Dubai Bill Kennedy. – TradeArabia News Service