Consortium of CH2M HILL and Mace wins contract for Dubai’s Expo 2020 project.

A consortium of CH2M HILL and Mace has been tasked with all real estate and construction related project management for the Dubai Expo 2020 master-development, Dubai Trade Centre — Jebel Ali. Dubai World Trade Centre is the project promoter.

US-based CH2M HILL and UK’s Mace formed a joint venture to bid for the “highly competitive multi-company tender, which included multiple firms with experience in large-scale developments. The appointment at the end of the procurement process sees the two firms providing full-service consultancy, real estate programme management, design, construction and operations management for the development.

“In CH2M HILL and Mace we have a proven partner that we feel confident will enable the delivery of a state-of-the-art home for Expo 2020 Dubai,” said Ahmad Al Khatib, Director — Real Estate, DWTC. “The success of the development is critically linked to its timely and efficient evolution to the planned legacy of Dubai Trade Centre — Jebel Ali.”

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The master district will also host Expo 2020 Dubai within a secure gated area when the six month event debuts in October 2020.ost Expo 2020 Dubai, which runs until April 2021, the site will become “a new focal point of global business tourism for the region”.

 CH2M HILL and Mace have joined forces in the past on multiple projects, including, most recently, to deliver London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Separately, CH2M HILL played a consulting role on Rio 2016, while Mace is the programme manager for the Qatar Public Works programmes and provided advice to the organizing committee of Astana Expo 2017.

Within the region, they have independently delivered successes on major mixed-use projects such as Jumeirah Beach Residences, Mall of the Emirates, Business Bay development, Media City, Silicon Oasis, and Abu Dhabi’s STEP Programme, ENEC Nuclear Programme and Masdar City.

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