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Creating Critical Mass in Cairo

Hill International’s vibrant operations in Egypt – which is now home to more than 500 staff –provides an example of how Hill’s formula of local expertise combines with global experience to grow our business.

The Hill Cairo office has come a long way since we first began work in Egypt in 2006 through the acquisition of another firm, both growing the business significantly and delivering landmark projects.

Hill International Egypt

Hill’s project/construction management and project management oversight services  for the Cairo International Airport Terminal 2 Building Project set the stage for Hill’s long-term success, as we helped to deliver improvements that resulted in the passenger-handling capacity of that facility being doubled to 7.5 million travelers each year.

Hill’s footprint in Egypt also extended to the hospitality sector where we provided services for the Steigenberger Hotel at the historic Tahrir Square, the Nile Ritz Carlton, and the Four Seasons Madinaty, to name a few.

The next stage of Hill’s success was the award of the Grand Egyptian Museum, which will house more than 100,000 artefacts representing 3,500 years of ancient Egyptian history. The 500,000 SM facility – which will be the world’s largest archaeological museum – is awaiting a formal inauguration.

Elsewhere in Egypt, Hill recently completed work on the expansion of the Abu Qir Port, and work is progressing rapidly on one of the world’s largest transit facilities – the Cairo Monorail – which will have two lines East (36 miles with 22 stations) and West (27 miles with 13 stations) of the Nile River.

On the building projects side, work is ongoing for the iconic Marina Towers and the One-Ninety projects.

With five towers, the Marina development is shaping the skyline at El Alamein, a new hub for tourism that the Egyptian government has planned on its Mediterranean Coast in the north, while One-Ninety is aimed to set a new trend in high-end urban living at the heart of New Cairo.

Besides PM/CM services, Hill Africa is also credited with growing its facilities management business for which it currently has multiple clients and an expanding order book.

Dual awards

A testimony to Hill’s success in Cairo, the company recently received two awards: the Top Achievers in Project Management Award at the Amwal Al Ghad Award Ceremony and the Consultant of the Year award at the Big 5 event.

“The award showcases Hill’s vital contribution to supporting Egypt’s strategic endeavors for national mega development and construction projects,” Waleed Abdel Fattah, president of the MENA region said while accepting the award at the Amwal Al Ghad ceremony.

Hill International has succeeded in delivering essential support through management services for programs, projects, and construction activities, he said, noting this is in addition to cost engineering and estimating, quality assurance, inspection, scheduling, analysis, and participation in construction projects.

“Today, the company manages nearly 30 vital projects within the Egyptian market and gives us a good platform for growth leveraging our current position and utilizing the capabilities in our tool-box,” Abdel Fattah said.

Perihan Elwy, Vice President for Egypt Projects, received the Big 5 Award.

Elwy has been involved in all the major projects where Hill is providing its services in Egypt.

Waleed Abdel Fattah