MARLTON, N.J. and MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Jabal Omar Development Company to provide project management consultancy services in connection with the Jabal Omar development in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The three-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately SAR 69.8 million ($18.6 million).
The Jabal Omar development, situated on 57 acres, includes 37 towers with a total built-up area of 2.0 million square meters (21.5 million square feet) of space, including hospitality, residential, retail, commercial and religious facilities.
"Jabal Omar is one of the largest and most prestigious development projects in Makkah," said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill's Project Management Group (International). "Hill is extremely honored to have been selected to manage such an important project," Ghali added.
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