PHILADELPHIA and DOHA, Qatar, Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that its joint venture with ASTAD Engineering Consultancy and Project Management Company has received a contract extension from Qatar Railways Company to continue providing project management services in connection with the Green Line, one of four major lines of the new Doha Metro transit system. The thirty-month extension has an estimated value to the joint venture of approximately QAR 157.0 million ($43.1 million). Hill is an 80% partner in the joint venture.
The Green Line runs east from Al Mansoura to Al Riffa in the west. As it passes through Education City, the line is also known as the Education Line. Aside from Education City, notable stops includes Hamad Hospital, Al Shaqab and the upcoming Qatar National Library. The Green Line will include 11 stations over approximately 22 kilometers (14 miles) and is expected to accommodate 140,000 passenger trips per day by 2021.
“This contract extension is a reflection of Qatar Railways’ confidence in the Hill team,” said Mohammed Al Rais, Regional President (Middle East) for Hill’s Project Management Group. “We are honored that they continue to turn to Hill for our support on such an important project,” added Al Rais.
Hill International, with 4,500 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 eighth 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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