The Surbana Jurong Group scored a significant win in Ethiopia recently when it secured an oil terminal project with Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise.
In what was a collaborative effort between Surbana Jurong and SMEC, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, the Group participated in the bid for engineering, project management, and site supervision consultancy services for the construction and commissioning of a new white oil products storage terminal at Dukem, Ethiopia.
The oil storage terminal will be the biggest in capacity (240,000 cubic metres) among Ethiopia’s depots, and the first to store and handle aviation fuel. It will be able to accommodate refined petroleum, white products receipt, storage and distribution, comprising product storage tanks, tank truck and rail wagon receipt facility, tank truck loading gantry with allied piping/automation, and other related facilities.
SMEC Oil & Gas was engaged by Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) for three years to provide design, engineering and construction supervision services on a call-out basis for natural gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas processing facilities in Pakistan.
Due to its satisfactory performance on multiple assignments, the subsidiary of SMEC, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, has received an extension on the contract. In the three years, it had undertaken modification and development works at PPL’s current and future operating fields, including studies to improve existing systems; Basic Design/FEED, detailed design, engineering design reviews and associated activities and site supervision services.
Upon expiry of the framework agreement, PPL has extended the Call-out Agreement further for a year with an overall increase of 15% to the existing value of the recently active Gambat South GPF-III Project contract. The services for project under execution comprise design review and construction supervision. The project is scheduled for completion in November 2018.
Yangon, 25 January 2018 – Surbana Jurong Myanmar (SJ) and MOSB Ltd. (MOSB) have signed an agreement to design an Offshore Supply Base (OSB) in Mon State. The agreement was signed between Teo Eng Cheong, Chief Executive Officer International (Singapore, Southeast Asia, North Asia) of Surbana Jurong Private Limited and Leonard Oh, Executive Chairman of MOSB Ltd.
The oil and gas industry is an important and fast-growing industry in Myanmar, contributing 23.6% of Myanmar’s total revenue. MOSB received approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission in July 2017 to construct and operate an OSB in Mon state.
Under this agreement, SJ will be providing engineering and marine consultancy, Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study and project management to support MOSB in the development of this OSB. SJ will leverage its global experience and sterling track record in the Oil & Gas (O&G) sector to support MOSB’s vision of a fully integrated facility that will provide total logistics solutions to O&G customers, while at the same time improve the infrastructure in the region.
Mr Leonard Oh, Executive Chairman of MOSB said, “We are very pleased to sign this agreement with Surbana Jurong, as we are confident that with the expertise and experience of Surbana Jurong, our base will be meeting international standards in design. By working together, we can create a much greater impact to further develop the local and national economy. The development of the OSB will in turn, assist to empower the local community through the support of both infrastructure and social needs.”
Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group Chief Executive Officer of Surbana Jurong Private Limited, said “Surbana Jurong is proud to contribute our expertise to support the burgeoning oil & gas industry in Myanmar, an important economic contributor to the nation. Backed by our track record and capabilities, we are able to offer unique complete value chain services from feasibility studies and concept design to engineering and construction supervisory, across a diverse range of infrastructure projects globally. On the oil & gas front, we played a crucial role in the successful development of Singapore’s Jurong Island Petrochemical Hub and Jurong Rock Caverns, Southeast Asia’s first underground rock cavern for oil storage. We will leverage our global experience for the success of this project, to add another milestone to both MOSB and Surbana Jurong’s history.”
As part of Surbana Jurong’s continued efforts to support Myanmar in its growth journey, the company will be awarding scholarships to three top students from Mandalay Technological University. Surbana Jurong Myanmar will also be organising its inaugural Infrastructure Forum on 26 January in Yangon, bringing together regional industry experts to explore topics centred around the outlook of Myanmar Infrastructure market, funding options as well as technical knowledge sharing.
Both SJ and MOSB are committed to the growth of Myanmar and to supporting the communities.
MOSB Ltd. company represents a joint venture between Two Fish Supply Base Limited of Myanmar and 2 Fish (SG) Pte Ltd of Singapore. MOSB is 80% owned by 2Fish (SG) Pte Ltd of Singapore. This is another effort by Singapore companies to create a joint effort to assist with the growth of the Myanmar economy. MOSB is a specific purpose company to own and operate the offshore supply base (“OSB”) or to appoint a third party to operate the OSB.
About Surbana Jurong Private Limited
Surbana Jurong Private Limited (SJ) is one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, SJ provides one-stop consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.
Headquartered in Singapore, the SJ Group has a global workforce of 13,500 employees in 122 offices across 44 countries in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and United Kingdom.
SJ has a track record of over 50 years, and has built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and planned over 100 industrial parks globally.
About the Surbana Jurong Scholarship Programme
The scholarship programme by SJ has been active in Myanmar since 2014 where five scholars from Yangon Technology received the scholarship and all of them are working in Surbana Jurong Myanmar office now. This year, the SJ scholarships were granted to the top students from Mandalay Technological University.
Wooi Leong holds B.Eng and M.Eng degrees from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has also completed the General Management Program in Harvard Business School, Massachusetts, and is a certified PMP.
In 2006, Wooi Leong was tasked to build up the Oil & Gas business and the business has grown to provide planning, designing, management & commissioning services for midstream & downstream oil, gas and petrochemicals facilities globally. He has held various roles at SJ where he worked on a wide range of oil, gas & infrastructure related projects in Singapore, Southeast Asia, China, India, Turkey, the Middle East, the CIS region and Latin America.
Prior to joining SJ,Wooi Leong had intended to pursue a career as an academic to specialise in CO2 capture & sequestration. Since joining SJ in 2004, Wooi Leong spent 14 years as the Project Leader/ Superintending Officer Representative for the Jurong Rock Caverns – the first undersea hydrocarbons storage caverns in the world & one of the Top 50 Engineering feats in Singapore. In 2012, he spearheaded the formation of a joint venture management company with VOPAK to operate and manage the facility for 15 years to serve oil majors in Jurong Island.
Wooi Leong is also currently the Exco Board Member & General Manager for a multi-billion dollar petrochemicals development in Shandong, China.
We briefly caught up with Wooi Leong to ask some questions.
To date, what is the most interesting project you have worked on at SJ Group?
I am fortunate to have participated in various projects in many parts of the world, ranging from petrochemicals, logistics storage terminals, refining and LNG. Every project to date is exciting and interesting.
One particularly interesting project is the Yulong Petrochemical Park in China. We are cognisant of the possibility to create a new platform for our Oil & Gas business. We are tasked to plan, manage and develop a petrochemical island in China that is one and a half times larger than Singapore’s Jurong Island. Whilst the project presents various complexities and challenges, it is an unprecedented opportunity to develop a mega project in China, leveraging on our experience of developing Jurong Island in Singapore. My team and I are looking forward to the challenges.
What opportunities are you excited about for SJ Group within your function?
SJ has created an unprecedented platform to grow our business. With the merger completed, we are now taking advantage of the economies of scale and combined capabilities presented to us. We are able to steer towards larger scale projects in uncharted territories. This platform will allow us to position our businesses and team to be ready for the next industrial revolution. SJ’s various initiatives will definitely play an important role for us in achieving that.
What makes you tick? (Professionally, of course)
I enjoy what I am doing, especially working with our team. It is especially meaningful to build the team, undertake challenging projects, and ultimately make a difference to people’s lives.