Hill International, Inc.
Jun 8, 2017
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Hill International Joint Venture Selected as Project Manager for COMPAS Terminal Expansion in Colombia

PHILADELPHIA and CARTAGENA BAY, Colombia, June 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that its joint venture with Gomez Cajiao Y Asociados S.A. has received a contract from Compañía de Puertos Asociados S.A. (COMPAS) to provide project management services in support of the COMPAS Terminal Expansion in Cartagena, Colombia. The three-year contract has an estimated value to the joint venture of approximately $4.1 million.  Hill is a 40% partner in the joint venture.

The COMPAS Terminal Expansion is located at Cartagena Bay, on the north coast of Colombia.  The expanded terminal will have a maximum annual capacity of 600,000 TEU (containers) and 900,000 MT of general cargo.  It will have a 550-meter quay capable of handling post panamax container vessels and a 220-meter quay for general cargo capable of receiving panamax vessels.  The dredged depth will be increased to 14.5 meters (47.6 feet) and new ship-to-shore cranes will be installed.  An additional 46,700 square meters (502,675 square feet) will be added to the container yard and the terminal buildings will be relocated and expanded.  The new terminal will be multipurpose and comply with APMT requirements.

Hill's scope of services includes project management, procurement management, design review, project controls, contract management, health and safety management and quality assurance/quality control.

"The COMPAS terminal expansion will have a significant impact not just on Colombian trade, but on trade throughout South America," said Luis Lugo Jr., Hill's Senior Vice President and Regional Manager (Southeast/Caribbean/Latin America).  "This is Hill's first major assignment in Colombia and we are excited to be part of such an important initiative," added Lugo.

Hill International, with 3,300 professionals in more than 50 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.

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