MARLTON, N.J. and KABUL, Afghanistan, April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) to provide project implementation and supervision services in connection with the Gereshk Electricity Services Improvement Project in Gereshk, Afghanistan. The 30-month contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $8.8 million. The $50 million Gereshk Electricity Services Improvement Project, funded by the Asian Development Bank, involves the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Gereshk Hydropower Plant to 4.8 megawatt capacity as well as construction and replacement of 30 kilometers of the Gereshk transmission and distribution network which will be upgraded from 3.3 kilovolt to 20 kilovolt capacity. "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," added Kardous. Hill International, with 3,700 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com . The Hill International, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5733 Certain statements contained herein may be considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby. Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results, performance and achievements, or industry results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.