Rabat - Hill International, an American construction consulting firm, has taken its first steps in Morocco through a contract recently signed with Attijariwafa Bank.
Rabat – Hill International, an American construction consulting firm, has taken its first steps in Morocco through a contract recently signed with Attijariwafa Bank.
The biggest bank in Morocco has entrusted the assistance for project management of its future headquarters Borj Attijari in the Casablanca Finance City to the American firm, which is a multi-specialist in engineering studies of construction, environment, energy, transport and industry.
Experts of multiple nationalities were quickly assembled by Hill International for the mega-project and are already working to assist Attijariwafa Bank in the construction, starting with the current selection of the architectural firm as part of an international competitive bidding process.
Borj Attijari is a high-rise building of more than 100 meters and a total surface area of approximately 55,000 m² which Attijariwafa Bank wishes to build according to the latest energy efficiency standards. It is expected to cost more than MAD 1 billion.
Hill International is a group on the New York Stock Exchange with a capitalization of nearly USD 250 million. Morocco is the firm’s fifth largest implantation in Africa, after South Africa, Algeria, Libya and Egypt.
The group has just expanded its international presence to over 41 countries, employing over 4,500 people. At the end of 2016, Hill International achieved a consolidated turnover of USD 631 million for an operating profit of USD 31 million.