A consortium led by Hill International has won a contract from Thessaloniki Port Authority (THPA) in Greece to support major expansion works at Thessaloniki port.

The consortium also includes Rogan Associates. It will deliver design and project management services for the expansion project.

South-east Europe transportation hub Thessaloniki Port spans over an area of 1.5 million metres squared.

Being a part of the core network of the Trans-European Transport Network, the port also serves as a key transportation centre for cargo, ferry / passenger shipping and cruises.

THPA will invest approximately €180m ($203m) to upgrade the port infrastructure. The project includes expanding the marine infrastructure of Pier 6.

THPA will also build a new 440m-long quay wall.

The project also includes the construction of additional yard area and all supporting infrastructure.

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Hill International-led consortium will update and create a detailed design and manage the procurement tender for construction.

It will also offer project management / supervision services during the construction period, which is expected to last approximately 46 months.

Hill Southern Europe vice-president and managing director Manolis Sigalas said: “The upgrade of the Port of Thessaloniki is an investment of particular significance for the city, but also fostering cross-border synergies in south-east Europe and promoting regional growth.

“This award augments our global port projects portfolio and is reflective of our distinct capabilities in the region. We are truly honoured and together with our partners we look forward to working hard with all stakeholders involved for the project’s successful delivery.”

With a workforce of 2,700 employees, Hill International offers project, programme and construction management, as well as other consulting services from over 50 offices around the world.