Friday, February 13, 2009

Hill International Receives Two Contracts to Manage Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Programs in Romania

updated 12:43 p.m. ET Feb. 12, 2009

MARLTON, N.J. and BUCHAREST, Romania, Feb. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received two contracts from local utilities in Romania to provide project management services. The two four-and-a-half year contracts have a combined estimated value to Hill of approximately EUR 4.8 million ($6.2 million).

The first contract was awarded by SC ECOAQUA SA Calarasi for EUR 80 million ($102 million) and involves improvements to the water supply and sewerage infrastructure within five cities located in Calarasi County as well as one city in Lalomita County. The program consists of 11 separate projects that will involve the rehabilitation and extension of the water supply networks, sewerage networks, drinking water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants.

The second contract was awarded by SC AQUASERV SA Tulcea for a EUR 115 million ($147 million) water infrastructure improvement program in four cities located in Tulcea County. The program entails rehabilitation and extension of the water supply networks, sewerage networks, drinking water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants.

Both projects are expected to be completed by September 2013.

"These much-needed improvement projects will have a positive impact on the growing population of Romania and its economy," said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill's Project Management Group (International). "We look forward to the challenge of such an important initiative," Ghali added.

Hill International, with 2,400 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 11th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at

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