Construction & Real Estate

Hill lands PMC contract for 50,000-unit Saudi residential project

Hill International, a global leader in managing construction risk, has secured a major contract from National Housing Company (NHC) to provide project management consultation (PMC) services for its new landmark city, Dahiyat Al Fursan, located eastside of Riyadh Airport. 
Work is currently underway on Al Fursan, which will come up on a 35 million sq m area. Once complete, it will boast 50,000 units of suburban homes, apartments, townhouses, educational facilities, commercial buildings, and related infrastructure, along with dedicated green spaces.
Dahiyat Al-Fursan is among the largest of the residential developments currently being developed by NHC and is specifically targeted to meet the needs of today’s Saudi families.
As project manager for the development, Hill will provide PMC services to the NHC, managing all of Al-Fursan’s first and second sub-developments and infrastructure packages. 
This includes programme management, cost estimating, schedule management, risk management, contract management, change management, and all related PMC services to help ensure the NHC’s vision for Al-Fursan is realized as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, it stated.
On the contract win, Hill Senior Vice President Dr Adel Jemah said: "Working with NHC to realize Al Fursan is both an opportunity and an honour for our KSA team. The NHC’s goals are clear: to help Saudi families own their own homes in desirable, welcoming locations with the services and infrastructure they expect."
Hill, he stated, has a long history of helping Saudi clients achieve ambitious programmes and projects, and this would be a proud addition to its portfolio.
CEO Raouf S. Ghali pointed out that Saudi NHC was and always would be a core client for the company. 
"We understand their priorities, their preferences, and their processes, and will work hand-in-hand with their team to deliver Al-Fursan as imagined," he added.-TradeArabia News Service