US-based construction management firm Hill International has been awarded a $54m contract by the Basra governorate in Iraq for construction and rehabilitation management services in the Iraqi city.

The one-year contract is automatically renewable for an additional two years. Under the contract, Hill will be providing consulting services to assist with the management of Basra’s capital projects by developing strategies for infrastructure planning and rehabilitation, overseeing the implementation of project designs, assisting with the qualification of contractors, reviewing project bids, providing on-site supervision, and auditing contract advances and payments. The governorate of Basra has an estimated capital budget of $30bn over the next three years.

“We are honoured to be part of this ambitious program that will positively affect the residents of Basra,” said Mohammed al-Rais, senior vice president and managing director (Middle East) for Hill’s Project Management Group.  “We are confident that our client and our team will be successful in delivering on this promising vision.”

Earlier this month, Hill received a one-year, $6.6m contract extension from the Public Pension Agency in Saudi Arabia to continue providing project management services for the development of the $7.8bn King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh. Hill also received a contract extension to continue providing project management consultancy services for the new headquarters complex of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) located in the UAE capital. The two-year contract extension has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $13.3m.