MARLTON, N.J. and VIGO-GALICIA, Spain, Jan. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that its Madrid-based subsidiary Gerens Hill International has been awarded a contract by Consortium Novo Hospital de Vigo, S.A. to provide technical assistance and monitoring services during construction of the new Vigo Hospital in Vigo-Galicia, Spain. The two-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately €2.7 million ($3.7 million).
The Vigo Hospital, which will be located in Vigo-Galicia, Spain, has an estimated construction cost of approximately €315 million ($432 million). The new hospital will provide services to a population of about 600,000 people and will have space for 900 beds, 35 operating rooms, 160 external medical offices and 62 image analysis rooms. In addition to providing services for the new Vigo Hospital, Gerens Hill will provide services for the development of the technical design documents, the building fit-out, maintenance, preservation and general operation of the building facilities as well as the financing of the project's development costs.
"The Vigo Hospital is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships (PPPs) are helping to develop new infrastructure in Spain," said Jose Manuel Albaladejo Gonzalez, Senior Vice President of Hill and Managing Director of Gerens Hill. "Our team's extensive experience in overseeing PPP contracts gives me great confidence that we will help our client successfully deliver this important project," Gonzalez added.
Consortium Novo Hospital de Vigo, S.A is made up of Concessia, Cartera y Gestion de Infraestructuras, Acciona, Puentes y Calzadas Grupo de Empresas, Altair and Obras, Caminos y Asfaltos. The Consortium is also providing non-clinical services needed for the efficient management of the Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo (CHUVI) which includes the new Vigo Hospital and the already working healthcare facilities Mexoeiro Hospital and Nicolas Pena Hospital, as well as the operation of the commercial areas.
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