Hill International to manage $160M rehabilitation of water, wastewater systems in Romania

Hill International has received a contract from a Romanian utility company to provide works supervision services for the $160 million extension and rehabilitation of various water and wastewater systems in Olt County, Romania...

MARLTON, NJ, and BUCHAREST, Romania, May 13, 2009 -- Hill International, the global leader in managing construction risk, has received a contract from SC Compania de Apa Olt SA, a Romanian utility company, to provide works supervision services for the EUR118 million ($160 million) extension and rehabilitation of various water and wastewater systems in Olt County, Romania. The four-and-a-half-year contract has an expected value to Hill of approximately EUR2.4 million ($3.4 million).

The project involves water infrastructure rehabilitation within five cities located in Olt County: Slatina, Scornicesti, Draganesti Olt, Piatra Olt and Potcoava. It is one of seven works contracts in the county for the rehabilitation and extension of the water supply networks, sewerage networks, drinking water treatment plant, and wastewater treatment plants. The project is expected to be completed by February 2014.

"Romanian infrastructure is going through a very positive and much needed rehabilitation," said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill's Project Management Group (International). "We are proud to have been awarded our third such contract in Romania so far this year," Ghali added.

Hill International, with 2,300 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services.

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