MARLTON, N.J. and MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract extension from Jabal Omar Development Company in connection with the Jabal Omar development in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The two-year contract extension has an estimated value to Hill of approximately SAR 107.5 million ($28.7 million).
The Jabal Omar development, situated on 57 acres, includes 37 towers with a total built-up area of 2.0 million square meters (21.5 million square feet) of space, including hospitality, residential, retail, commercial and religious facilities. Hill has been the project manager on the development since 2010.
"We are honored that JODC continues to rely upon Hill's project management expertise," said Mohammed Al Rais, Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Middle East) for Hill's Project Management Group. "We are confident that our team's performance will continue to exceed our client's expectations," Al Rais added.
Hill International, with 3,900 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 9th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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