Hill Secures $4 Billion Indian Rail Projects
American giant Hill International awarded two projects for Indian infrastructure
Hill International has been awarded two contracts in the rail and metro sector in India worth almost US$4 billion.
The awards continue the trend of Hill’s increasing presence in the fast-growing Indian infrastructure market.
The first contract is from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) to provide project management services for an effort that will double the 120km (75 miles) of rail line in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India.
The second project entails providing Quality and Safety Audit Consultancy for the World Bank-funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, namely the Sahnewal-Khurja section and Khurja-Dadri link.
Hill will be working in conjunction with the consortium of Italferr S.P.A and local consultant Vogue Construction and Consultancy Services for the related infrastructure for the 397 km Sahnewal-Khurja section and double line electrified railway track for the Khurja-Dadri link (approximately 46km).
"Doubling the Varanasi Rail Line and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor are ambitious projects that present several technical challenges," said Regional President for the Middle East, Abdo E. Kardous.
“However, Hill’s expertise and experience will be valuable in helping both undertakings achieve their goals and support the region’s ongoing growth.”
Hill International, with more than 3,000 professionals in more than 50 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors.