Hill International has won the contract to project manage the $7.2bn expansion programme for the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Hill will be providing project oversight, value engineering and training services during design and construction of the program.
"The expansion of KAIA will be a landmark development for the Jeddah region and for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," said Raouf Ghali, president of Hill's PM group. "We are honored to be part of such an important program.”
The contract awarded to Hill by Saudi’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is worth $3.8m.
The main construction package for the KAIA expansion was awarded to Saudi Binladin Group in 2010.
The project includes a new terminal with a capacity of 30m annual passengers, a transportation center and railway station to accommodate new high-speed rail serving Makkah and Madinah, a new air traffic control complex, and taxiways, airsides, landside road network, utilities, and support buildings.
KAIA has embarked on its latest improvement programme in response to a projected annual volume of 70-80m passengers by 2035.
Hill International, a global leader in managing construction risk, has 3200 employees in 110 offices worldwide, providing program management and consultancy.
Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States.