Risk consultant enters partnership with Abu Dhabi investment company to boost international projects

Construction risk consultant Hill International announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Al Maabar International Investments, the Abu Dhabi investment company.

Raouf Ghali

Hill will be offering project management, construction consulting and other support services on Al Maabar’s international projects in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe.

Formed in September 2006, Al Maabar is a joint venture between five of the largest Abu Dhabi-based property developers, namely Aldar Properties, Sorouh, Reem Investments, Al Qudra Holdings and Reem International.

Yousef Al Nowais, board member and managing director of Al Maabar, said: “This new relationship shows how far we have come [in 18 months] and is testament to the global reputation enjoyed by our joint-venture shareholders.”

Al Maabar is looking to Hill International to help it extend its reach outside the UAE. Al Maabar has mixed-use development projects under way in Libya and Morocco and a tourism project announced in Jordan.

Raouf Ghali, president of Hill’s international project management group, said: “This strategic relationship highlights Al Maabar’s commitment to construction excellence. Together, we will provide tailored, culturally sensitive project management plans to deliver value-added services that meet and exceed stakeholder expectations.”