Also Hill subsidiary Engineering S.A to manage construction of major wind farm in Brazil

Hill International has won a contract from South Korean real estate developer TRAC Development Group to provide project management and construction management services on a major housing development in Iraq.

In addition, Hill’s majority-owned subsidiary HillStone International, LLC has received a contract to supply building structural systems to TRAC for the development.

The total development includes the construction of 500,000 housing units plus related infrastructure which was granted to TRAC by the National Investment Commission of Iraq. 

The Hill and HillStone contracts are each for the first phase of the development only, which includes construction of the first 100,000 housing units plus related infrastructure. 

Other companies expected to be involved in the development include South Korea’s Hyundai Development Co. as general contractor and Texas-based Nucor Steel and Illinois-based Louvres LED International as suppliers.

Chong Min Mun, TRAC chair, said: “With extensive experience in Iraq, Hill and HillStone will provide construction technology and cost-efficient methodology to be implemented in the project. 

“Inviting Hyundai Development to join the partnership of TRAC, Hill and HillStone will bring world-class construction technologies and expertise into the region to help ensure we are able to meet project budgets and timetables.”

Work is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2011 and be completed by the end of 2014.

Hill has also announced that its subsidiary Engineering S.A. has received a 15-month contract worth $2.9bn to provide construction management services on phase two of the Alegria Wind Farm in Brazil for client New Energy Options Geracao de Energia.

The Alegria Wind Farm is a 4,700-acre wind farm located in Guamare, Brazil.  The wind farm is in its second phase of development, which entails constructing 61 new wind turbines with a total capacity of nearly 101 megawatts.

These turbines are in addition to 31 existing wind turbines already in operation from Phase I of the project, construction of which was also managed by Engineering S.A. Upon the completion of Phase II, Alegria will be one of the largest wind farms in Brazil.