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Hill secures Doha airport expansion contract

Hill International, a global leader in managing construction risk, said it has been selected to provide project management and construction management services for the expansion of Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar.

The scope of work includes expansion of the existing passenger terminal complex, setting up of additional e-gates and a remote transfer baggage facility besides new duty-free and passenger amenity areas, lounges and hotel fit-outs, additional taxiways and stands and aprons.

The project will also involve building of new and expanded fuel farms, support facilities, and associated infrastructure.

According to the Hamad International Airport Expansion Project Steering Committee, HIA’s project will increase the capacity of the airport to handle more than 53 million passengers annually.

Positioned at the edge of the Arabian Gulf, HIA includes two runways, a state-of-the-art air traffic control tower, maintenance hangars, a cargo terminal, a catering facility, an Emiri terminal, and a 40,000-sq-m passenger terminal that features combined retail, food, and beverage facilities, among other amenities and support.

On the contract win, Abdo Kardous, PE, regional president, Middle East, said: "Hill International has long been a go-to firm for providing project and construction management services for major projects in the aviation sector, as this project award reaffirms."

"As HIA continues ascending in international importance, we look forward to providing the expertise and responsiveness needed to meet our client’s requirements," he added.-TradeArabia News Service