Bringing its expertise to build an ASEAN for the 21st century

Surbana Jurong Group CEO Wong Heang Fine
Wong Heang Fine
Surbana Jurong Group CEO
Interview by The Worldfolio

With close to 70 years of experience in successful project delivery, the Surbana Jurong Group has grown to become one of the largest Asia-based urban and infrastructure consulting firms. Its global workforce of over 14,500 employees across more than 130 offices are driven by progressive thinking and creative ideas. In this interview, Surbana Jurong Group CEO Wong Heang Fine discusses the smart nation initiative in Singapore and explains that the company is ready to share its experience on developing socially, economically and environmentally sustainable cities.

With the CFE report and the implementation of the 23 ITMs, Singapore continues with its transformation towards a value-creating economy. How important is it that Singapore maintain that mentality and what are the impacts that you expect from measures such as the built environment ITM in your sector?

We are probably the front-runner with some of the ITMs as we started 3.5 years ago by bringing Surbana and Jurong International together, the corporatized technical arms of HDB and JTC respectively. They are one of the largest Singapore technical institutions responsible for HDB townships, JTC industrial estates and infrastructure developments in Singapore.  The merger took place in June 2015, and we went on to acquire companies to build technical competency and scale, and to grow organically. Now we are able to offer best-in-class expertise and competency in the urbanization, industrialization and infrastructure domains.

Today over 50% of our income comes from overseas, we operate in more than 40 countries and we have 70 nationalities of talent within the Group. We are really demonstrating what the ITM is all about. In the past, over 80% of our income was from Singapore, but today we are global, we work on projects worldwide. Our 2017 fee income was S$1.5 billion compared to when we first merged in 2015, which was about S$350-400 million. We have grown significantly both in terms of numbers and the type of projects that we do. If you look at the S$1.5 billion of consultancy fees, it really equates to about S$39 billion worth of construction work that we consulted in 2017. This figure is much higher than the entire construction volume here in Singapore which is about between S$25 to 30 billion.

Home-grown companies with very strong expertise can go to the next level by expanding overseas, acquiring and nurturing the talent base, and then building a market share in-country. In the built environment today in Asia, we are one of the biggest global consultancy firms. We are also probably the only Asia-based company in a consultancy sector that provides multi-disciplinary expertise across the entire value chain. We have professionals ranging from planners, architects, engineers (mechanical & electrical, civil & structural, geotechnical) and even security personnel. For each ITM, the goal is really to encourage home-grown companies like Surbana Jurong, to deepen our base, expand our core capabilities and internationalize our brand, which is what we are doing.

You mentioned the need for both hardware and software infrastructure. One of the most ambitious projects of Singapore is the Smart Nation Initiative. What is your opinion on the current state of the smart city initiative at the moment and how much of an example can it be for the rest of the world?

Now everybody talks about smart nation but for Singapore, the progression of becoming a smart nation has been ongoing. Our smart nation program is a graduation of the nation’s vision and long-term master plan years ago, integrating new technologies in how we improve lives of residents, work productivity and efficiency.

Singapore is exceptional because we are driven by our own needs. First, Singapore has limited land mass, so we make sure that the nation develops in a sustainable manner. Planning is one of the most critical chains in the process for urbanisation and infrastructure development. As cities develop, we need to address the unpredictable nature of community development. Hence, we can never over plan.

Surbana Jurong plans with a desired outcome in mind, making the city a liveable one for the present and future generations. You will find that cities develop because of jobs and this creates the demand for housing and commerce and so forth.

We plan our public housing estate very carefully and rejuvenation of our public housing is our top priority. It is all about the attention to details, the needs and culture of the people is one of our key focus. We shape lives with high-rise living and making sure different communities live harmoniously together. We are also primary movers of the software. What I mean by software is things like public housing programs. In this regard, the effectiveness of Singapore’s housing program to provide quality living has set a benchmark for many developing countries. And as we all know, the provision of affordable housing for all is one of the key forces to political stability in Singapore.

Every country and city is unique, but the basic issue is the same everywhere: to craft policies that enable economic growth and stability, and a good quality of life.

In Singapore, we are fortunate because of our small size and our physical constraint has trained us to think differently. This is important because if you look at the ASEAN cities today, they face the same issues as us. There are traffic problems, lots of congestions and the habits of the people are quite different. We have the expertise now to share our know-how with our ASEAN neighbors. Far-sighted, holistic and comprehensive planning should be the guiding planning approach to shaping a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development.

Surbana Jurong has got a lot of experience but it’s fairly new. We spoke about internationalization and acquisitions to provide that one-stop solution. Could you walk us through how you were able to do this?

When we first started, Surbana Jurong’s capability was in the urban built environment and we knew we had to beef up our expertise in the infrastructure space. Hence, Surbana Jurong approached SMEC Holdings Limited (formerly known as Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation) (SMEC) which has a long history and strong track record as they started in 1949.

SMEC is an Australia-based firm that provides consulting services on major infrastructure projects around the world. In fact, earlier than us, the company was formed to take on one of the major seven engineering wonders in the world which is the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme. The Scheme was a multi-purpose project undertaken between 1949 and 1974. The project brought together over 100,000 workers from 30 countries who constructed 16 major dams, seven power stations, one pumping station, 145 km of tunnels, 80 km of aqueducts and 2,000 km of roads. SMEC also provides engineering consultancy services to major infrastructure projects such hydropower dams, solar power stations, water treatment plants, major highways and metro lines.

By combining the two companies, we bring the best of both worlds: a strong urban skillset and very solid infrastructure track record.

Do you have any expansion plans to the U.S? What’s next for the company?

Surbana Jurong has been transforming rapidly and in the short span of 3.5 years exceeded targets set at the point of merger of Surbana and Jurong in June 2015. Our growth journey is anchored in 3 key pillars – urban, infrastructure and management services via mergers and acquisitions, organic growth and strategic partnerships.

Most recently in October 2018, Surbana Jurong forged alliances with leading architectural firms, Canadian-headquartered B+H and Singapore-headquartered SAA, to deepen our architectural expertise and expand our service offerings into new geographical markets such as North America and new growth sectors such as healthcare.

By bringing these companies together and with our other member companies, AETOS, KTP, Robert Bird Group, Sino-Sun and SMEC, today we offer multi-disciplinary, yet specialized expertise across the full value chain for clients from various industry sectors in more than 40 countries. As a Group, we can now compete for bigger, global projects; offer end-to-end services, and be in niche, higher-end markets.

With our strong track record in the urban environment such as designing transit-oriented development, we are ready to share such experiences with our ASEAN counterparts. In one of our recent projects, we are trying to bring the planning and design know-how to New Clark City, which is designated as the Philippines’ first green and smart metropolis. It will be developed in four phases and is targeted for completion in 2065. Surbana Jurong represents the client’s interest in all aspects of the development’s life cycle, from advising on the business concept and development strategy to monitoring and controlling the implementation process. It also covers areas such as procurement and financial viability.

As we export our expertise overseas, it is indeed very exciting for Surbana Jurong to see how we can make a difference in developing cities, shaping and improving people’s lives.

How are you including digital technology and innovation?

The use of digital technologies is transforming the global built and infrastructure industries. Surbana Jurong started our digitalization journey two years ago to scale up productivity and efficiency.

We embrace wider adoption of digital tools in the way we work, leveraging 3D visualisation capabilities such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), Virtual Design & Construction (VDC), etc. The Wisteria & Wisteria Mall, is one fine example where our team used BIM and VDC technologies in the Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) process, which resulted in up to 30% of time savings during construction. On the Facilities Management (FM) front, we have been collaborating with our technology partner to develop improved smart Facilities Management solutions based on BIM technology known as BIM:FM, which will increase the productivity of FM managers and bring about cost savings for building owners in terms of their long-term building maintenance and operational cycle.

It is equally important to foresee disruptions and create a pipeline of innovative solutions for the future.

In collaboration with Nanyang Technological University and National Research Foundation, Surbana Jurong set up the SJ-NTU Corporate Lab, aimed at developing next-generation solutions to alleviate near term urban and infrastructure challenges.

The Lab will focus on researches to explore underground storage systems to free up aboveground spaces, sustainable indoor solutions for buildings to improve energy efficiency, and digital technologies to scale up productivity in the built environment.

Leading architectural design firms B+H and SAA join Surbana Jurong Group

Combined entity amongst largest architectural groupings globally

Surbana Jurong acquires B+H and SAA
From left: Surbana Jurong Board Members Eric Ang and Ku Moon Lun; Mr Bill Nankivell, CEO of B+H; Mr Liew Mun Leong, Chairman of Surbana Jurong; Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong; Mr Rocco Yim, Executive Director of Rocco Design Architects; and Mr Yeo Siew Haip, Managing Director of SAA.

Singapore, 16 October 2018 – Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban and infrastructure development consultancies, is set to form one of the largest architectural groupings in the world with the joining of two leading architectural firms, Canadian-headquartered B+H and Singapore-headquartered SAA, as member companies. It has also entered into a collaboration agreement with Hong Kong-headquartered Rocco Design Architects.

B+H is a global, award-winning consulting and design solutions firm providing architecture, interior design, planning, landscape design, and strategic consulting services with ten studios around the world.  Through its design leadership, talent, portfolio, and consulting services, B+H uses design thinking to create high value solutions for the built environment. It is ranked 52 in the World Architecture Top 100 and 66 in the Top 100 Interior Design Giants.

SAA is among the Top 10 architecture firms in Singapore, with an established presence across Southeast Asia. It has expertise and experience in the design and delivery of award-winning architecture projects across the key sectors of transport, mixed use developments, commercial, healthcare, business parks and residential.

The addition of B+H and SAA will deepen Surbana Jurong’s technical capability to offer best-in-class architectural and interior design services for both urban and infrastructure projects globally. It will also strengthen Surbana Jurong’s ability to provide comprehensive, end-to-end solutions, from development strategies, to design and engineering services, project and facilities management, and financing solutions to its clients.

The two new member companies will complement Surbana Jurong’s current market coverage. Surbana Jurong plans to tap B+H and SAA’s presence to expand its service offerings into new geographical markets such as North America and new growth sectors such as healthcare.

Additionally, Surbana Jurong has formed a collaboration with Rocco Design Architects. Rocco Design Architects is an award-winning architectural practice based in Hong Kong, led by renowned architect Rocco Yim. This collaboration is a long-term partnership to jointly pursue projects in the region, particularly Hong Kong and the Greater China Bay Area.

Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong said, “Welcoming B+H and SAA into the Group reflects Surbana Jurong’s strategy to strengthen and transform our architectural practice and enable us to compete with the best in the world. With a larger pool of global design talents consisting of Surbana Jurong’s architects, new members B+H and SAA, and partnerships with other renowned architects such as Rocco Design, we will be able to nurture and groom future architectural talents by providing them with more exposure opportunities to projects globally.”

He added, “Our growth strategy has always been about strengthening our capabilities so that as a Group, we can better serve our clients in more markets. Besides deepening our architectural expertise, the new member companies will also complement the Group’s current competencies. Having an integrated value-chain also allows us to propose holistic solutions from the start, resulting in better efficiencies and cost-savings for our clients.”

“This partnership accelerates B+H’s continued growth strategy and positions us to compete with major firms in the world,” says Bill Nankivell, CEO, B+H. “Continued investments, consolidation, mergers and acquisitions in our industry are providing platforms for firms to grow, diversify, compete, and attract and retain the best talent. The B+H and Surbana Jurong partnership will allow us to deliver bold and inspiring projects in new geographies and sectors, providing extraordinary opportunities for our people.”

SAA Managing Director Yeo Siew Haip, said, “This agreement represents the next stage of growth for SAA. We see this as being a natural fit given the synergies of our two businesses in terms of core values, competencies and clients. At the same time, joining the Surbana Jurong network gives SAA greater access to increased resources and wider scale. This will heighten our ability in securing new national and international projects, adding greater value to our design and service offerings to clients and partners.”

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About Surbana Jurong
Surbana Jurong is one of the largest Asia-based urban and infrastructure consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, Surbana Jurong provides best-in-class consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.

Headquartered in Singapore, the Surbana Jurong Group has a global workforce of over 14,000 employees in more than 120 offices across over 40 countries in Asia, Australia, UK, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and an annual turnover of around S$1.5 billion.

Surbana Jurong has a track record of close to 70 years, and has built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and developed over 100 industrial parks globally.

Surbana Jurong’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. Surbana Jurong creates spaces and designs infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.

About B+H
B+H is a global, award-winning consulting + design solutions firm. It leverages the core visualization and integration skills of an architecture and design practice to understand and articulate complex data into transformative solutions across a broad spectrum of sectors and services.

Founded on a 65-year legacy of creating bold and inspiring spaces for people, B+H provides core architecture, planning, landscape, and interior design services. Today, its team includes more than 450 curious designers, place makers, strategists, storytellers, and creative human beings who believe in embracing change and challenging the status quo to deliver resilient, healthy environments that make positive contributions to their communities and are characterized by vibrant human experiences.

Collaborating across ten studios in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle, Los Angeles, Dubai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore & Ho Chi Minh City, B+H’s architects, interior designers, planners, landscape architects, organizational design specialists, experience designers, researchers, analysts and brand strategists combine strategic thinking, bold design and advanced technology with the creative human energy of an interdisciplinary, multigenerational team.

A member of the Surbana Jurong Group, B+H delivers strategic consulting and high value design solutions that shape spaces, communities, and economies. 

About SAA
SAA Architects (SAA) is a full-service architecture practice consistently placed among the Top 10 firms in Singapore. Established in 1970, SAA’s portfolio spans all major sectors, and has been honoured with numerous design and excellence awards – showcasing the firm’s commitment to meeting the highest possible standards of distinction.

The firm serves public- and private-sector clients across the key sectors of transport (aviation, rail transit, maritime), mixed use, commercial (office, retail, hotel), healthcare, business park/industrial, and residential; ensuring design and service excellence in implementing creative solutions tailored to their specific needs.

SAA’s practice philosophy places the needs of people and communities at the heart of its designs and business practices; creating architecture that enrich communities and improve people’s lives.

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Surbana Jurong guns for S$3.8b in fees in 3-5 years; eyes two architectural firms

Wong Heang Fine
Surbana Jurong CEO Wong Heang Fine says the group’s business is increasingly global. Only 47 per cent of its 2017 revenue came from Singapore last year, down from 81 per cent as at June 2015.

The goal posts for Surbana Jurong have just moved by a notch, after initial targets were exceeded earlier than planned on the back of successive acquisitions.

Still on a prowl for more acquisitions, the urban and infrastructure consultancy is now aiming for S$3.8 billion in revenue and 20,000 employees globally in the next three to five years.

Meeting these targets will signal a more-than-doubling of revenue from S$1.5 billion as at end-2017 and a jump in staff strength from more than 13,500 employees currently. Read Mr Wong’s interview with The Business Times here.

Surbana eyeing 2 architectural firms in expansion drive

Surbana Jurong expansion
Wong Heang Fine, Surbana Jurong’s Group Chief Executive Officer

Consultancy firm Surbana Jurong’s search for acquisition targets to fuel growth has settled squarely on two architectural firms.

The deals, which could be announced within a couple of months, could catapult the company into the top 20 engineering firms in the world by international fees.

That would be a dramatic jump from its 35th place now, said Surbana Jurong chief executive Wong Heang Fine. Read Mr Wong’s interview with The Straits Times here.

Speech by Mr Wong Heang Fine, GCEO at Brand Launch of Surbana Jurong

surbana jurong sustainable and green building acquisitions of ktp consultants sino-sun architects engineers

Speech by Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong, at the Brand Launch of Surbana Jurong Private Limited, 11 November 2015, 1030 am, Raffles City Convention Centre

Chairman Mr Liew Mun Leong

Members of the Board of Surbana Jurong

Your Excellencies, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen


  1. If you recall, it was only in June this year that we gathered in this same room to launch Surbana Jurong Private Limited, the merged entity of Surbana International and JURONG International, and at the same time made strategic acquisitions of KTP Consultants in Singapore and Sino-Sun Architects & Engineers in China.
  2. Barely five months on, we are gathered here today again. We have just unveiled our logo and we will soon be signing agreements to take equity stakes in two international companies.
  3. The launch of our Surbana Jurong logo and brand signals an important milestone for us as we are now recognised as an international firm headquartered in Singapore but with a growth story that is global in depth and dimension. The new logo capitalises on the brand equity of Surbana and Jurong, both well recognised in our local and overseas markets. The little red dot in the logo reminds us of our origin, Singapore, where we have shaped the urban, industrial and infrastructure landscape over the last 50 years and also signifies the strong Singapore attributes of how we can execute projects reliably, transparently and with efficiency.
  4. Our acquisitions of KTP Consultants and Sino-Sun Architects & Engineers have strengthened Surbana Jurong’s reach into the large Chinese market and deepened our infrastructure development capabilities. With 65% of our 4,000 staff strength of consisting of engineers, architects and other professional technical staff, Surbana Jurong is now the largest Asian-based consultancy powerhouse in this region.
  5. Today, we will be taking equity stakes in two firms to expand our business in Africa, and to increase technology inputs in our building design competencies. This is in line with our efforts to grow our business through mergers, acquisitions and partnerships.
  6. The first company, which we are taking a 20% equity stake in, is CITICC (Africa) Holding Limited – a US$300 million investment platform set up between IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Chinese multinational construction and engineering company, CITIC Construction Co., Ltd. The aim is to develop affordable housing in Sub-Saharan Africa. With this platform, we will partner with local housing developers and provide long-term capital to potentially develop 30,000 affordable homes Africa in the next 5 years. This investment will help scale up our presence in Africa where we already have projects in 9 countries.
  7. There is significant demand for affordable housing in Africa. IFC, our partner in this investment, estimates that rapid urbanization is pushing up demand for housing in Sub-Saharan Africa.African cities are becoming home to over 40,000 people every day, many of whom find themselves without a roof over their heads. Kenya’s housing shortage is estimated at 2 million units, while Nigeria is in want of 17 million units. Our equity stake in CITICC (Africa) Holding Limited will significantly improve our market access and put us in a good position to be a significant player in the affordable housing market in Africa.
  8. We will also be taking a USD 9.25 million equity stake in FLUX Factory, Inc, a San Francisco based software company that is a spinout from Google X, a development lab by Google dedicated to making breakthrough technological advancements in areas including self-driving cars, Google Glass and drone deliveries.
  9. Founded by 3 Google engineers in June 2012, the company builds a collaborative cloud-based software tool used for building design, urban solutions and master planning to help the building industry design eco-friendly buildings, leveraging on FLUX’s big data analytics solution.
  10. FLUX is a strategic long term investment in technology that will strengthen our complete value chain service offering and grow our sustainable and building design capabilities. There is a growing demand for sustainable and green building designs which require sophisticated software like FLUX’s platform. We expect our investment in FLUX to put us in a good position to ride on this wave in the medium to long term and more importantly provide better and higher quality service to our clients.
  11. FLUX CEO and Founder Nicholas Chim, who is here with us today (and incidentally he just became a father last week to a baby girl) told me that they are delighted that Surbana Jurong has taken equity in FLUX. Surbana Jurong with its global footprint in some of the fastest developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America can help FLUX enhance their product offering by providing real time user input on the needs of the development industry in sustainable and green building design.
  12. We are on course to grow Surbana Jurong into Asia’s consultancy powerhouse for urbanisation and infrastructure developments in the next 3 to 5 years. Our plan is to increase our current staff strength to over 6,000 and achieve a sales turnover of S$1.5 billion within this timeframe. In the process, we intend to transform our business model through embracing new technologies like Building Information Modelling and Virtual Design and Construction. With today’s two strategic equity partnership, we are well on our way to achieving this target.
  13. Thank you for your support and for being with us today.

Surbana Jurong sets its sights on being a global leader

Surbana Jurong sets its sights on being a global leader
The Straits Times, 23 June 2015

The newly merged entity of Surbana International Consultants and Jurong International Holdings aims to become one of the global big boys in infrastructural and urban development consultancy. Click here to read more

(The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

Surbana Jurong Private Limited launched, makes two acquisitions in Singapore & China

surbana jurong class a architectural design license KTP sinosun

Singapore, 22 June 2015 – Surbana International Consultants Holdings Pte Ltd (“Surbana”), and JURONG International Holdings Pte Ltd (“JIH”) today announced that, after their merger, they will be named Surbana Jurong Private Limited (Surbana Jurong).

Mr Liew Mun Leong, Chairman of Surbana Jurong said, “Surbana and Jurong International are the corporatised technical arms of HDB and JTC respectively. They are one of the largest Singapore technical institutions responsible for HDB townships, JTC industrial estates and infrastructure developments in Singapore. When they are merged and integrated, they will have the capabilities and capacity to provide one stop complete value chain consultancy services to the development industry in Singapore and abroad. Urbanisation and infrastructure development is forecasted to be one of the largest growing industries in the world in the 21st century. Surbana Jurong will be well time and poised to be groomed into one of Asia’s consultancy powerhouses to capture this global business using Singapore as the showcase city. The strategic focus is to build technical competency and scale and we need to grow organically and through mergers & acquisitions.”

Surbana Jurong, Singapore’s largest urbanisation and infrastructure consultancy also announced the strategic acquisition of two companies today, KTP Consultants Pte Ltd (“KTP”) in Singapore and Sinosun Architects & Engineers Co. Ltd (“Sinosun”) in China.

Mr Liew Mun Leong added, “The formation of Surbana Jurong Private Limited and our first two acquisitions done soon after the signing of the merger agreement in February this year demonstrate our determination to build up the company to become Asia’s consultancy powerhouse for urbanisation and infrastructure developments. We are well underway to achieve building our staffing strength to 6000 within the next three to five years. Scale is a key strategy for successful international urbanisation and infrastructure consultancies.”
“These two acquisitions will immediately grow our staff strength by 25% (from 3200 to 4000) as well as strengthen our infrastructure development capabilities in Singapore and the region. It will also bring our market reach in China from 9 to 16 cities. Both acquisitions are part of our growth strategy to expand our international footprint, grow our capabilities in emerging sectors as well as enhance our capabilities in undertaking infrastructure development projects,” said Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong Private Limited.

KTP is a leading multi-disciplinary engineering (Civil & Structural, Mechanical & Electrical) firm with more than 40 years track record in engineering and project management in Singapore. It has a large private sector client base in Singapore in the residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, aviation, infrastructure and utilities sectors. KTP has regional offices in Malaysia, the Philippines, China and the Middle East.

Sinosun is a China based multi-disciplinary local design institute specialising in providing building architectural, mechanical & electrical and civil & structural design consultancy services. It is one of the top 20 privately-owned design institutes in China and has offices in Beijing and ten other cities in China. Sinosun has a Class A architectural design license that is the highest qualification of its kind for design services in China. It is an essential requirement for companies operating design practices in China.

Added Mr Wong Heang Fine “KTP will augment Surbana Jurong’s Civil & Structural (C&S) capabilities and we will leverage on KTP’s established relationships with major private developers and contractors to gain immediate market access to the private sector market in Singapore, Malaysia & Myanmar. Separately The Sinosun acquisition will substantially expand our presence in China. It will complement the service offerings we have in Surbana Jurong. Sinosun’s Class A architectural design license together with Jurong’s master planning and project management license will give us the depth and breadth to offer our multi disciplinary services throughout China.”

Said Mr Wong Heang Fine “The infrastructure sector in Asia is set to be a key growth sector over the next 50 years with spending expected to rise. A PwC report estimates that infrastructure spending is projected to grow from $4 trillion per year in 2012 to more than $9 trillion per year by 2025. It estimates that the Asia-Pacific market will represent nearly 60% of global infrastructure spending by 2025. With mergers and acquisitions, Surbana Jurong will be better placed to secure many of these jobs moving forward.”

Mr Yeo Choon Chong, Managing Director for KTP Consultants Pte Ltd said: “We are delighted to join the Surbana Jurong family. Combined with Surbana Jurong, we will have formidable bench strength in our multi disciplinary engineering practice and be able to offer customers total engineering and sustainable urban solutions.”

Said Mr Xu Jianwei, General Manager for Sinosun Architects & Engineers Co. Ltd: “We share Surbana Jurong’s vision of developing an end-to-end engineering, urbanisation and design solutions platform to serve the China market. Sinosun provides a ready pool of highly skilled local design and engineering talents who can help grow Surbana Jurong’s presence in China. We will also be able to attract the best talents as Surbana Jurong offers career opportunities in its many overseas operations.”

About Surbana Jurong Private Limited

We deliver total urban, infrastructure and engineering solutions to support social and economic growth.

As Asia’s consultancy powerhouse for urbanization, industrial and infrastructure developments, we have a distinguished track record in shaping Singapore’s landscape over the last 50 years.

Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists provides industry-leading solutions harnessed through years of successfully completing a wide array of projects in over 51 countries across 167 cities. We have built more than a million homes in Singapore, completed masterplans for over 30 countries and developed 49 industrial parks around the world.

With over 357 international & local awards under our belt, we have what it takes to understand, anticipate and exceed our clients’ expectations. Today, Surbana Jurong employs 3,200 employees from 38 nationalities in 20 offices across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.