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Hill International to lead hydropower rehab project in Helmand

22 April 2013

Hill International has received a contract to provide project implementation and supervision services on the Gereshk Electricity Services Improvement Project in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

The 30-month contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $8.8m.

The $50m project, funded by the Asian Development Bank, involves the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Gereshk Hydropower Plant to 4.8MW capacity as well as construction and replacement of 30km of the Gereshk transmission and distribution network.

“The Gereshk Hydropower Plant is a critical source of power for the Helmand Province,” said Abdo E Kardous, senior vice president and managing director (Asia/Pacific) for Hill’s Project Management Group.

“The rehabilitation of the plant and transmission network will dramatically improve the quality of the province’s electrical capacity,” he added.

The client is state-owned company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS).