Hill wins Bahrain airport expansion deal
Manama, May 27, 2009
Hill International, a global leader in managing construction risk, has won a key contract from Bahrain Airport Company.
Under the contract, the company will provide project management consultancy services for a major expansion programme at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA).
The contract includes a four-year base term with a four-year optional extension period. The contract has a potential estimated value to Hill over its full eight-year term of approximately BD13.4 million ($35.6 million), said a statement.
BIA is experiencing unprecedented growth and is attracting more international airlines to use the airport as a regional transfer and aviation services hub.
The expansion programme at BIA includes two new passenger terminals, aprons, separate piers, a people mover system and other associated facilities such as car parking, necessary road network expansion and utilities infrastructure.
The programme also includes the development of an adjacent Airport City with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, including hotels, conference centres, retail and recreational facilities. Upon completion of the programme, the total combined capacity at BIA is expected to exceed 30 million passengers per year.
Hill's responsibilities will include planning, time control, time management, preparing and evaluating contractual documents, design overview, value engineering, technical, legal and financial support services, staff augmentation and project administration and coordination in order to achieve an efficient performance of the design and construction of the project.
'BIA plays a significant and integral role in the economic development of Bahrain,' said Raouf S Ghali, president of Hill's Project Management Group (International). 'We are honoured to be part of their ambitious expansion programme,' added Ghali.
Hill International, with 2,300 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. – Globe Newswire