Surbana Jurong wins prestigious ACES Design Excellence Award in engineering

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Surbana Jurong’s Senior Director of M&E Engineering, Lek Siang Hwa (middle) received the award from the Minister of National Development, Lawrence Wong (left), at the awards ceremony on 22 March.

Surbana Jurong was recognised for its outstanding engineering design and quality recently at the annual ACES (Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore) awards. The Mechanical & Electrical Engineering team from Surbana Jurong earned the ACES Design Excellence Awards 2018 for its work on a high energy efficiency and reliability data centre for a company that supports utility services.

Surbana Jurong wowed the judges with its innovative and high-quality engineering solutions, including systems that regulate the temperature of the equipment, and a predictive maintenance software that improves manpower utilisation and minimises equipment downtime. The solutions led the data centre to exceed the target Power Utilisation Efficiency (PUE) rating set by the client.

Surbana Jurong to provide M&E engineering services to seven KFC Myanmar restaurants

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Seven KFC restaurants across Yangon, Bago and Mandalay will benefit from Surbana Jurong’s engineering services

Surbana Jurong has secured a contract to provide mechanical and electrical engineering services for seven KFC Myanmar restaurants across Yangon, Bago and Mandalay. The scope of work includes the engineering design of power distribution, general lighting, extra-low voltage system, air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation system, fire protection system, and plumbing works.

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One of the KFC restaurant in Bago, Myanmar
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One of the KFC restaurant in Mandalay, Myanmar

These projects mark the rapid expansion of the KFC fast-food restaurant chain in the Myanmar market, which opened its first store in June 2015 and targets to have 22 stores nationwide by end March 2018. KFC Myanmar is managed by Summit Brand Restaurant Group Limited, a subsidiary of Yoma Strategic Holdings Limited, which has a diversified portfolio of businesses in real estate, consumer, automotive and heavy equipment, and investments in Myanmar. Surbana Jurong looks forward to more opportunities to support Yoma Strategic Holdings in its expansion plans.

Surbana Jurong to design and build new fresh food distribution centre for NTUC

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Mr Seah Kian Peng, CEO of NTUC Co-operative Ltd, and Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of SJ, signed the contract to appoint SJ to provide consultancy services for a new fresh food distribution centre

Surbana Jurong (SJ) has been appointed by NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd (NTUC), the largest supermarket chain in Singapore, to provide multi-disciplinary consultancy services for a new fresh food distribution centre.

The 2.8ha development will consist of a 40-m-high Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), multi-temperature cold-rooms, ancillary office and facilities. It will be used as a distribution centre for the receiving, sorting, storage and distribution of fresh food for NTUC. The scope of works includes architecture, civil and structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, and quantity surveying.

“In this project, we will be taking special care to ensure that the cold-rooms are designed to handle condensation, as well as meet cold chain and fire safety requirements,” said Michael Vong, Project Director and Deputy Managing Director, Building Consultancy Services (Urban Development 1). “We have assembled a team who recently completed the JTC Foodhub project and will be tapping on their experience to deliver this project successfully.” The project is targeted for completion in early 2021.

Surbana Jurong reaches project milestone with groundbreaking ceremony of cancer treatment centre

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Mr Yeo Choon Chong (right), Deputy CEO of Urban Development 1, receives a token of appreciation from Dr Djeng Shih Kien, Chairman of Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings, at the groundbreaking ceremony

Surbana Jurong’s (SJ) Healthcare and Life Sciences team from Urban Development 1, Singapore, recently celebrated a project milestone with the groundbreaking ceremony of Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings’ (SAM) new oncology centre. Based in Biopolis, the international biomedical research hub of Singapore, the new Advanced Medicine Oncology Centre will provide world-class imaging, treatment delivery and clinical informatics technologies. The new centre will be a significant step taken to address the region’s fast-growing number of people confronted with cancer.

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Revit 3-D view of the compact proton therapy facility, nested into an existing building

Upon completion, the oncology centre will be the first in Singapore to offer non-invasive cancer radiation treatment, such as proton therapy. Through proton therapy (a type of radiation treatment that uses protons or positively charged particles), patients will be able to receive painless radiation treatment through the skin from a machine outside the body. Hence, the centre is an important development in Singapore’s healthcare sector, which is set to benefit thousands of patients in the future.

SJ is providing multidisciplinary consultancy services for this project, including architecture, civil and structural, mechanical and engineering, quantity surveying, as well as project management. The project is targeted for completion by December 2018.

The challenges faced by the SJ team are in the planning and design of the extremely compact proton therapy equipment facilities. In addition, the team must also work together with both the equipment vendor and the contractors, to plan and design the move-in path for the heavy and sensitive equipment. Equally challenging is the design and construction of the heavy radiation shielding bunker, to be incorporated into an existing building that had no prior structural provisions.

Surbana Jurong’s M&E Engineering team marks key milestone for Singapore’s Woodlands Health Campus

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SJ’s M&E Engineering team and its partners at the groundbreaking of the Woodlands Health Campus

Surbana Jurong’s (SJ) Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Engineering team celebrated the groundbreaking of Woodlands Health Campus on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. It will be the country’s first hospital complex in which acute and community care services will be housed in the same building.

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An artist’s impression of the Woodlands Health Campus that is set to open progressively from 2022

The medical facility in Woodlands, in the north of Singapore, is set on 7.66ha of land which is the size of about 11 football fields. It will also include a nursing home and specialist clinics, to allow patients to move seamlessly from acute to step-down care with the same doctors in charge.

Surbana Jurong is the M&E consultant for this project which is jointly undertaken by engineering firms Squire Mech and Alpha Consulting Engineers.

“This project is the first multi-building general hospital undertaken by SJ for M&E and Environment Sustainable Design (ESD) services. Together with our partners, we are proud to be able to contribute to the nation-wide efforts in meeting the challenge of the growing demand from an ageing population,” said Lek Siang Hwa, Senior Director, M&E Engineering.

The 1,800 bed medical facility is expected to take in its first patients in 2022.