Dubai World Trade Centre as the project promoter commissioned a Consortium of consultants for Dubai Expo 2020 with all real estate and construction related project management for the Dubai Expo 2020 master-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.”

US-based CH2M HILL (26,000 employees) and UK’s Mace (4300 strong) 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.

The master district will host Expo 2020 Dubai within a secure gated area from October 2020 through April 2021, after which the site is planned to be turned into “a new focal point of global business tourism for the region”.

CH2M HILL and Mace have joined forces in the region, and 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 more demonstratively in Masdar City.

They have in the past been involved on multiple projects, including, most recently, delivering 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 organising committee of Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan.