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Hill International Joint Venture Awarded $42 Million Contract to Manage Construction of the Lusail Tram in Qatar

PHILADELPHIA and DOHA, Qatar, May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that its joint venture with Italferr S.p.A. and ASTAD Engineering Consultancy and Project Management Company has been awarded a contract by Qatar Railways Company to provide project management consultancy services in connection with the Lusail Light Rail Transit (LLRT) system near Doha, Qatar. The four-year contract has an estimated value to the joint venture of approximately QAR 151.6 million ($41.6 million). Hill is a 50% partner in the joint venture.

Lusail City, just north of Doha, is a visionary waterfront development currently under construction. Designed to be an environmental and self-sustaining community, the city will have residential and commercial developments, including schools, medical facilities, shopping centers, and more. In line with the vision of Lusail City, the LLRT network will serve the residents of the city by providing an environmentally-friendly mode of transportation that will not only connect destinations within Lusail, but also to Doha by way of the Doha Metro. The 38.5-kilometer (23.5-mile) tram system will have four lines, 25 stations at-grade and seven underground stations.

“This project will have a major impact on Lusail City and its position as a prominent business and leisure destination in Qatar,” said Mohammed Al Rais, Regional President (Middle East) for Hill’s Project Management Group. “We are honored and excited to be part of this important infrastructure project,” added Al Rais.

Hill International, with 4,600 professionals 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 seventh 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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