Hill wins Qatar museum contract
Doha, October 13, 2013
Hill International, a leading construction risk manager, has won a contract to provide construction management services for the new National Museum of Qatar.
The four-year contract was awarded by Qatar Petroleum and has an estimated value of QR82.7 million ($22.7 million), said a statement.
The new museum has been designed by architect Jean Nouvel is inspired by the desert sand rose and grows organically around the former palace.
The institution will celebrate the culture, heritage and future of Qatar and its people. It reflects and belongs to a new era in Qatari prosperity, the country's prominent role in the Arabian Gulf community and its world standing, said the statement.
The existing Qatar National Museum is currently closed and the new museum which is already under construction is scheduled to open in 2015.
"We are honoured to have been chosen to assist with the construction of this iconic monument to the nation and people of Qatar," said Raouf S Ghali, president of Hill's Project Management Group (International). - TradeArabia News Service