PHILADELPHIA and BUCHAREST, Romania (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hill International (NYSE:HIL), delivering the infrastructure of change, announced it was selected by the Municipality of Bucharest to provide technical assistance for Phase 2 of the Glina Wastewater Treatment Plant project, one of the largest environmental projects in the country.
Valued at more than $400 million, the project comprises the expansion of the largest wastewater treatment plant in Romania with a secondary stage, tertiary stage, and sewage sludge line. Other components of the project include the construction of a sludge incinerator and works to reduce groundwater infiltration in Bucharest’s sewer system. A key part of Romania’s Large Infrastructure Operational Program, which promotes sustainable economic growth and the efficient use of natural resources, the project will help the Municipality better serve the 2.5 million inhabitants of the Bucharest Metropolitan Area with quality sewage infrastructure.
As part of an international consortium, Hill will provide technical assistance for all works supervision services, acting as the engineer and maintaining adherence to International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), European Union (EU), and national specifications. Hill will support the project through pre-construction, construction, and post-construction stages. Works are expected to last until 2028. The EU is financing the project with its Cohesion Fund.
“The completion of the Glina Wastewater Treatment Plant and sewerage works represents a major challenge for Bucharest,” says Panagiotis Methenitis, Hill Vice President and Managing Director for the Balkans. “This is due to the complexity of rehabilitating old infrastructure to meet international standards, without dramatically impacting day-to-day life. We are proud the Municipality has entrusted Hill to be their partner in this project, which will positively impact millions of people.”
“As infrastructure spending ramps up across the Balkans, Hill is the right partner for major urban construction programs,” says Hill Chief Executive Officer Raouf Ghali. “Romania alone expects to receive some $95 billion in total investment in the coming years, and our teams are exceptionally experienced in helping local governments across the region deliver transformative infrastructure with minimal disruption, the highest emphasis on safety, and in compliance with FIDIC and EU specifications.”