Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has awarded US-based Hill International a SR139.6m ($37m) contract to provide project management services for its King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Security Headquarters building.

Hill announced on 8 August that it had received a three-year contract to manage the construction on the headquarters project and some other undisclosed security projects throughout the kingdom.

“This is an extremely important assignment,” said Raouf Ghali, president of Hill’s Project Management Group.

“We look forward to helping the ministry successfully complete the Security Headquarters project,” Ghali added.

The project is the latest in a number of contract awards for Hill in Saudi Arabia. In May, the US firm was awarded an estimated SR82m contract by the local Al-Manafie Real Estate Company to provide project management services on a SR3bn development in Mecca.

The development will include 12 towers, each with a maximum height of 27 floors. The total built-up area for the development is more than 1 million square metres and will contain hotels, apartments, retail facilities, medical facilities, car parking and a bus station (MEED 18:5:11).