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5/23/2012 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ARCADIS SUBSIDIARY EC HARRIS AND MACE WIN £72M PROGRAM MANAGEMENT CONTRACT FROM ASHGHAL

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced that Ashghal, Qatar’s public works authority (PWA), has appointed a joint venture between ARCADIS subsidiary EC Harris and Mace to deliver a major program social infrastructure building projects across the country. The contract is worth a total of QR415million (£72million), and will last for five years, with the option to extend by a further two years. 

Due to the population and economic growth in the State of Qatar, and the realization of the Qatar National Vision 2030, there is a significant increase in the requirement for public and government buildings and facilities in the country.
The joint venture team of EC Harris and Mace has been appointed as Program Management Consultant (PMC) to undertake the program management of Building Projects in association and coordination with the PWA and their appointed consultants and contractors. 

The joint venture will undertake all the program management activities required for planning, procurement, and management of the design, supervision, and construction contracts for a wide range of project types throughout Qatar, including Educational Facilities; Healthcare Facilities; Ports and Waterfront Development; Public Tourism Facilities; Public Sports and Assembly Facilities; Parks and Recreational Facilities.
Importantly, they will establish and deliver a comprehensive suite of fully integrated and functioning plans, systems, processes and procedures to enable delivery of the program, and to provide a consistent and best practice approach to managing projects.

Keith Brooks, Head of Property & Social Infrastructure at EC Harris said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Ashghal to deliver this large-scale program of works.  This represents a further example of how an integrated approach in partnership with a government organization, enables a faster and more sustainable delivery of ambitious Nation Building strategies.”

Mark Reynolds, deputy CEO, Mace, said: “This appointment is a unique opportunity to facilitate the development of the public works landscape across Qatar and we are thrilled to be part of the delivery team. The size and scope of the infrastructure project will provide the opportunity to demonstrate how collaboration and partnership can produce a scheme of innovation that places the country’s society at the heart of the project.”

EC Harris and Mace have a long history of working in partnership on a number of prestigious projects across the Middle East including Doha Festival City in Qatar, numerous retail and hospitality projects in the UAE and major residential developments in Dubai.

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For further press information please contact:
Joost Slooten, ARCADIS: joost.slooten@arcadis.com / +31 6 2706 1880
Andy Rowlands, EC Harris: andy.rowlands@echarris.com / +44 (0) 20 7833 6662

About ARCADIS
ARCADIS is a leading international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 21,000 people and EUR 2.4 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please visit: www.arcadis.com  

About EC Harris
EC Harris is a leading global built asset consultancy. As an ARCADIS company, EC Harris has access to approximately 21,000 professionals worldwide operating in over 70 countries, 300 offices and generating in excess of £2billion in revenue. Working across a wide range of market sectors, EC Harris helps clients make the most from the money they spend on their built assets.  For further information, contact www.echarris.com 

About Mace
Mace is an international consultancy and construction company employing over 3,000 people, operating across 65 countries and with a turnover of £850m in 2010. Its core business is program and project management, cost consultancy, construction delivery and facilities management. Mace is truly multi-disciplinary with services spanning the entire property and infrastructure lifecycle.