Surbana Jurong to provide feasibility study and business planning for Indonesia’s Kertajati International Airport

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Kertajati International Airport, the second largest after Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta, soft launched on 24 May 2018. Photo credit: BIJB Airport and Aerocity Investment Company.

Kertajati International Airport in West Java, Indonesia had its soft opening on 24 May 2018, inaugurated by the President of Indonesia, Mr Joko Widodo.

Surbana Jurong’s Aviation team was the appointed consultant for technical feasibility study and business planning for the airport, which is the second largest in Indonesia. Also known as Bandar Udara Internasional Jawa Barat (BIJB), the airport will facilitate international tourism to Bandung, capital city of West Java province; it is targeted to cater for 18 million passengers per annum in the next few years.

Our Aviation team provided a comprehensive overview of the airport’s planned infrastructure in determining the feasibility of operations in legal, safety and financial terms. A 25-year period financial forecast was also prepared in collaboration with accounting firm KPMG. The team then presented a set of findings and recommendations on Operational and Business Infrastructure, Airport Management Organisation and Financial Performance, which was the first cornerstone in moving this project towards completion. The airport is expected to be fully operational in June 2018, in time to relieve domestic traffic on the roads across Java Island during the Hari Raya holidays.

Three cities in Indonesia to implement their first sewerage scheme with help from Surbana Jurong

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Bill Sinclair, SMEC’s Regional Manager in Indonesia, after signing the MSMIP contract with a representative from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

Surbana Jurong’s Southeast Asia’s Water & Environment team has secured a milestone win with first-time sewerage projects in three cities in Indonesia and one of the nation’s first sewerage schemes in years.

The team will provide consultancy services for Metropolitan Sanitation Management and Investment Project (MSMIP) in Indonesia. Appointed by the Directorate General of Human Settlements under the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, the project will see sewerage systems to be built for the first time in Indonesia’s three major cities, Makassar, Jambi and Pekanbaru.

In partnership with MWH Global and leveraging local expertise at PT SMEC Denka, the team will provide design development, tender preparation and evaluation, and construction supervision of the sewerage systems. Design development will cover areas such as the wastewater treatment plants and networks associated with the cities’ business districts. The MSMIP will heighten the environmental value of the cities, which presently depend on poor standard holding tanks to collect and dispose of household effluent.

Brian Hayden, SEA Division’s Water Manager, said, “There have been a number of water supply schemes in Indonesia over the past 20 years, but this is the first sewerage scheme hence it is a great win for the team amidst strong competition. There will be some major engineering and construction challenges on this project which can be associated with first-time sewerage schemes in very populated cities. The social and environmental aspects of this project need to be closely managed throughout the term of the project as well.” He added that this is a significant win for both SMEC and the growing Indonesia team whose water infrastructure capabilities continue to develop. The project will take 40 months.

Surbana Jurong appointed as master planner for Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail Corridor project

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Surbana Jurong has been appointed as the Master Planner for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) along the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail Corridor project. The contract was secured with PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), the Consortium between PT Pilar Sinergi BUMN Indonesia and China Railway International.

The Jakarta – Bandung High Speed Rail project will include integration of the HSR stations with developments along its corridor through TODs. With the developments and accessibility to public transport, the TODs will become a catalyst for regional & economic growth. It is envisioned to also facilitate the development of new residential townships to support the sustainability of the transport corridor.

As master planners for the project, Surbana Jurong, along with AEDAS and W.S ATKINS will work closely with KCIC to produce development plans for TODs and the expanded region. The plans will seek to optimize land use and improve the social and economic status of the surrounding regions. It is expected that this effort will produce a model for a liveable and sustainable TOD to support integrated transportation for the country.

Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong said, “We are delighted to secure this job with KCIC which consist of Indonesian state-owned Companies lead by Wijaya Karya, the well known Indonesian Contractor and Chinese Consortium as the masterplanner for Walini, which is along the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail corridor. The current site is approximately over 3,000ha. The vision for Walini is to become a future transit city of Indonesia. We believe this would create good opportunities for the people living in the area.”