US-based Hill International has been awarded a project management deal to oversee the construction of the planned $100m Al-Risafa sports stadium in Baghdad, Iraq.
The stadium will have 30,000 seats and will be designed to comply with world football’s governing body, Fifa’s standards. The three-year project management deal will have an estimated value of about ID3.8bn ($3.3m).
The client for the stadium project is the Iraq Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The project is the second stadium contract that Hill International has been awarded in Iraq in the past six months. In December, the US firm was awarded an ID3.8bn deal to provide project management services for the planned 30,000-seat Al-Anbar Olympic Stadium, which will be located in Al-Anbar, a Western province in Iraq.
In April, Hill won a contract to provide design management and construction management for a new teaching hospital in Baghdad. The Al-Bayaa Teaching Hospital will cost about $210m to build and will house 600 beds. The value of Hill’s three-year contract is estimated to be about $5.2m.