MARLTON, N.J. and KABUL, Afghanistan, April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) to provide project implementation and supervision services in connection with the Gereshk Electricity Services Improvement Project in Gereshk, Afghanistan. The 30-month contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $8.8 million.
The $50 million Gereshk Electricity Services Improvement Project, funded by the Asian Development Bank, involves the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Gereshk Hydropower Plant to 4.8 megawatt capacity as well as construction and replacement of 30 kilometers of the Gereshk transmission and distribution network which will be upgraded from 3.3 kilovolt to 20 kilovolt capacity.
"The Gereshk Hydropower Plant is a critical source of power for the Helmand Province," said Abdo E. Kardous, Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Asia/Pacific) for Hill's Project Management Group. "The rehabilitation of the plant and transmission network will dramatically improve the quality of the province's electrical capacity," added Kardous.
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