A consortium led by US project manager Hill International has won a contract to provide design and project management services for the expansion of Thessaloniki Port in northern Greece.
Hill International will work with Greek consultant Rogan Associates on the expansion of the port’s marine works infrastructure on Pier 6.
The project includes the building of a 440m-long, 17.6m-deep quay wall and the construction of a yard. The consortium will manage the procurement process and supervise construction work.
The work is taking place after a takeover of Thessaloniki Port Authority by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. As part of the acquisition, the port authority agreed to spend a minimum of €180m on upgrades.
Work on the project is due to take four years.
Manolis Sigalas, Hill International’s vice president, said: "The upgrade of the Port of Thessaloniki is an investment of particular significance for the city, but also fosters cross-border synergies in southeast Europe and promotes regional growth.
"This award augments our global port projects portfolio and is reflective of our distinct capabilities in the region."
Hill International notes in a press release that the 1.5 million sq m port is an important part of the trans-European transport networks.
Image: Thessaloniki Port (Wikimedia Commons/George M. Groutas/CC BY-SA 2.0)