The US-based Hill International has been awarded a contract to provide project management services on the £E1.2bn ($183m) Secon Nile Towers development in Cairo.
The US firm confirmed on 15 January it had been awarded a three-year contract worth an estimated $1.5m by the Saudi Egyptian Construction Company (Seco) to manage the development. The Secon development will feature two 23-story buildings, a five-star Hilton hotel tower and one residential and one retail tower.
The development will have a total built-up area of about 110,000 square metres, and is located on the Maadi Nile Corniche in Cairo. In July 2012, a joint-venture of Dubai-based Arabtec Construction and local SIAC Industrial Construction & Engineering was awarded the main construction contract on the scheme.
The contract is the latest of several project management deals won by Hill in Egypt in the past 12 months.
In May 2012, Hill was awarded a contract to provide project management services for a new 85,000-seat stadium scheme planned for the local Al-Ahly Sports Club in the 6 October City and for the construction of Credit Agricole Egypt’s new $50m bank headquarters.
Hill International is already working on a number of major projects in North Africa. One of these is the 108,000-sq-m Egyptian Grand Museum project in Cairo.
Located in Giza, 20 kilometres southwest of central Cairo and 2km west of the Grand Pyramids, the project involves building a main exhibition hall for 100,000 artifacts, as well as a conference and learning centre. It is expected to be completed by July 2015.