Hill International bags $92m in Gulf contracts this month

US-based consultant Hill International has logged a successful month in the Gulf region with contracts in Saudi Arabia and Oman together worth $92m.

In Saudi Arabia Hill this week won a contract extension from the Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) in connection with the Jabal Omar mixed-use development in Makkah.

The one-year contract extension has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $13.8m.

The development, on 57 acres, includes 37 towers with a total built-up area of 2 million sq m of space including hospitality, residential, retail, commercial and religious facilities.

Hill has been the project manager on this multi-billion-dollar development since 2010.

And earlier this month Hill said it had received a one-year contract extension worth $78.2m from Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications to provide consulting engineering services for expansions at two airports, Muscat International (pictured) and Salalah.

It follows a three-year, $108.5m contract awarded in 2012.

The expansion of Muscat International includes a new terminal that will have a capacity of 12 million passengers annually.

The expansion of Salalah Airport, the second largest airport in Oman, involves upgrading it from primarily a domestic airport to make it more suitable for international travelers, including building a new runway long enough to handle the A380 Airbus, and a new terminal that will improve the airport’s capacity to one million passengers annually.

Photograph: Muscat International Airport, 2004 (Wikimedia Commons)

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