Surbana Jurong to provide project management and design services for Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City in India

Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City India concept view
Concept view of Pimpri Chinchwad

Singapore, 10 July 2018 – Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms, will be providing project management and design services for the Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City, adjoining Pune City, in the state of Maharashtra, India.

The project was awarded to KPMG, in partnership with Surbana Jurong, by Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle set up at the Pimpri Chinchwad city level to implement its smart city mission. The contract was secured through the support of Enterprise Singapore, the government agency championing enterprise development.

Pimpri Chinchwad is one of the cities selected under India’s nation-wide Smart Cities Mission programme. Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the programme aims for comprehensive and systematic transformation of cities in India through planned urbanisation. Pimpri Chinchwad strives to use this smart city platform to reinvent itself into an attractive, vibrant and liveable destination to drive economic growth and improve its citizens’ quality of life.

Surbana Jurong will lead on the Area Based Development part of the project, which encompasses city improvement (retrofitting), and city renewal (redevelopment). Surbana Jurong’s role includes helping to identify suitable innovations and smart solutions for the city. It will also design, conceptualise and manage the implementation and deployment of the various solutions. The various focus areas that the Surbana Jurong team will work on include livability, urban design, transportation, water supply, solar, sanitation, healthcare, education, security and surveillance. KPMG will take the lead on the Pan City Development part of the project, in which smart solutions are applied to the existing city-wide infrastructure.

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Pimpri Chinchwad’s bus stand concept view

Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong said, “Surbana Jurong is proud to partner Pimpri Chinchwad as it works towards becoming a Smart City. As one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consultancies, Surbana Jurong’s expertise in project management and design services, coupled with our experience in smart city solutions, will ensure Pimpri Chinchwad’s success in enhancing living standards for its residents in a sustainable way.”

Mr Tay Lian Chew, Enterprise Singapore’s Global Markets Director for South Asia, said, “The India Smart Cities Mission has designated 99 smart cities with over S$40 billion worth of projects to be rolled out. Enterprise Singapore is glad to have supported Surbana Jurong in clinching the Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City Project Management Consultant contract project and will continue to work with other Singapore companies to capture opportunities across infrastructure, IoT and technology. We will also be working with Surbana Jurong to identify areas within the Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City where smaller Singapore companies, including SMEs, with unique solutions can participate.”

About Surbana Jurong Private Limited

Surbana Jurong Private Limited (Surbana Jurong) is one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, Surbana Jurong provides one-stop 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 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.

The Group’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.

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Surbana Jurong to work with MOSB to develop an offshore supply base in Mon State, Myanmar

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The agreement was signed between Teo Eng Cheong, CEO International (Singapore, Southeast Asia, North Asia) of Surbana Jurong and Leonard Oh, Executive Chairman of MOSB.

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.

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The establishment of a supply base will support the fast-growing oil and gas industry in Myanmar and further advance the industry by reducing travel distances and increasing efficiency.

About MOSB

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.

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Ph: +959253340039

Myanmar Offshore Supply Base (MOSB)
Yu Yu Maw
Havas River Orchid Myanmar for MOSB
Ph: +959794797489

SIPM’s latest projects further enhance Singapore’s urban landscape

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Conversion of the Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay hotel adds to the revitalisation of the Robertson Quay area.

With over 14 years of well-established project management capabilities, SIPM has played an active role in changing the urban landscape of Singapore.

Two hotels – the Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay and Park Hotel Farrer Park and Medical Suites – and the Mediacorp campus are a few of the exciting developments opened to the public this year which were handled by Surbana Jurong’s project management arm.

Each of these projects contributed to the Singapore skyline in their own unique way, while each carried their individual challenges. For instance, the Intercontinental hotel involved the part- demolition and conversion of the existing Gallery Hotel and is one of the first steps towards the revitalisation of the Robertson Quay area.

Park Hotel Farrer Park
Park Hotel’s location above the Farrer Park MRT station meant passenger inconvenience had to be minimised

Park Hotel Farrer Park interfaces with the Farrer Park MRT station and disruption to the travelling public had to be minimised during construction. With the hotel and medical suite development being part of the larger Farrer Square healthcare and hospitality development, the project involved multiple stakeholders with highly diverse interests which had to be actively managed over the course of the project.

Mediacorp campus
The Mediacorp campus, with its distinct architecture and unique requirements for theatres and recording studios, make it an instant landmark.

As for the Mediacorp campus, it is likely to be Singapore’s only media campus in the foreseeable future. Its requirements are unique to the broadcast industry, such as office floors sitting above large, column-free recording studios. Together with the building’s distinct architecture, the project created unique opportunities to deliver to global standards, said SIPM’s Managing Director Bernard Ho.

Across all these projects, Bernard noted that his project managers stayed focused on their clients’ needs in the face of demands from multiple stakeholder fronts, and provided all the solutions necessary to ensure the projects remained on track till completion.

Surbana Jurong inks MOU with Vietnam’s Phu Long Real Estate

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Mr Teo Eng Cheong (fifth from left), CEO International of SJ, presenting a bouquet to Mdm Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Chairman of Sovico Holdings, at the signing ceremony

Surbana Jurong (SJ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Phu Long Real Estate Joint-Stock Corporation (Phu Long) to collaborate on township and property development in Vietnam. Phu Long is a subsidiary of Sovico Holdings, one of Vietnam’s leading investment groups in the aviation, banking, finance, real estate and industrial sectors.

SJ will provide expertise in the areas of master planning, design services, coastal engineering and project management to Phu Long’s projects.

The MOU was signed by Mr Teo Eng Cheong, SJ’s CEO International (Singapore, North Asia, South-east Asia) and Mr Nguyen Thanh Quang, Phu Long’s Chairman. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Teo said, “We are proud to be one of Phu Long’s strategic partners. Our local knowledge, coupled with global experience, allows us to assist Phu Long in achieving the goal as one of Vietnam’s largest property developers.”

The MOU signing ceremony was also attended by Mdm Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Chairman of Sovico Holdings, and Mr Nguyen Thanh Hung, Founding Chairman of Sovico Holdings. In her speech, Mdm Thao recalled the satisfactory 10-year cooperation between Phu Long and Surbana Jurong and hoped to see more of such collaborations with Surbana Jurong in the company’s plans for the future.

SJ signs MOU with Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment

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MOU being signed by H.E. Mr. Nimal Weeraratne, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Singapore and Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO for Surbana Jurong

Singapore, 19 July, 2016 – Following Surbana Jurong’s recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sri Lanka to undertake the master planning of Trincomalee, the company has today signed another MOU with Sri Lanka’s investment promotion agency, Board of Investment to set up a technical consultancy services company which will provide professional services, such as feasibility studies, project management and project implementation for urbanisation and infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka and overseas.

Under the MOU, the consultancy company is expected to accelerate the project identification, planning and implementation process for urbanisation and infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka to attract top-tier investors.

The MOU was signed this afternoon by H.E. Mr. Nimal Weeraratne, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Singapore and Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO for Surbana Jurong.

MOU Trincomalee Sri Lanka Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong Group CEO, Mr Wong Heang Fine said, “We are very pleased to be part of this joint initiative. Having developed the Western Region Megapolis Plan (WRMP) and now in the process of developing a Master Plan for the Trincomalee Metro Area (TMA) in Sri Lanka, Surbana Jurong is well-positioned to help Sri Lanka attract investments by providing consultancy services in project feasibility studies and project implementation. Through this company, Surbana Jurong intends to tap on and build up a core local Sri Lankan technical base to support its urban and infrastructure consultancy works in Sri Lanka and globally.”

The joint initiative will encompass both domestic and overseas consultancy work, giving Sri Lankan professionals the opportunities to develop cutting edge management tools in urban redevelopment and implementation of infrastructure projects.

“We are in the process of strengthening Sri Lanka’s position as a more attractive investment destination. The establishment of such a consultancy will help our efforts in making sharper and more accurate assessments of Sri Lanka’s investment potential and priorities,” said the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Singapore, Mr. Nimal Weeraratne.

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About Surbana Jurong

Surbana Jurong is one of Asia’s consultancy powerhouses for urbanisation and infrastructure developments.

We have a distinguished track record in shaping Singapore’s urban and industrial landscape over the last 50 years and we deliver total urbanisation, infrastructure and engineering solutions to support sustainable social and economic growth for our clients.

Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists provides one-stop complete value chain consultancy services harnessed through years of successfully completing a wide array of projects in more than 200 cities in over 50 countries worldwide. We have designed and completed more than a million homes in Singapore, completed masterplans for over 30 countries and developed more than 50 industrial parks around the world.

In June 2015, Surbana Jurong acquired two companies – KTP Consultants Pte Ltd in Singapore and Sino-Sun Architects & Engineers Co. Ltd in China. These two acquisitions grew our staff strength by 25%, strengthened our infrastructure development capabilities and brought our market reach in China to 16 cities.

We announced in November 2015 that we had taken up a 20% equity stake in China’s CITICC (Africa) Holding Limited, a USD300 million investment platform set up between International Financing Company (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and Chinese multinational construction and engineering company, CITIC Construction Co., Ltd – which would see us potentially developing 30,000 affordable homes in Africa in the next five years.

Surbana Jurong also took up a 8.4% stake (USD 9.25 mil) in an American software company, FLUX Factory, Inc, a spin-off from Google X, which builds collaborative cloud-based software tool used for building design, urban solutions and master planning, which will grow our sustainable and building design capabilities.

With over 600 international and local awards under our belt, we have what it takes to understand, anticipate and exceed our clients’ expectations. Today, Surbana Jurong employs over 4,000 employees from 40 nationalities in 26 offices across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Launch of the 1st Caisson for Tuas Terminal Phase 1 Development

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The first caisson transferred onto the floating dock at the Tuas Terminal construction site

The construction of the first phase of Tuas Terminal development has reached an important milestone with the official launch of the first caisson on 29 April. Surbana Jurong is proud to be the consultant for the planning and engineering design as well as the supervision of the construction, which includes project management, contract administration and site supervision for this mega project.

The event was graced by Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan who initiated the launch of the first caisson. Representing Surbana Jurong at the event was Group CEO Mr Wong Heang Fine and Deputy CEO, Infrastructure, Mr Loh Yan Hui.

The Tuas Terminal is part of Singapore’s efforts to consolidate its port activities at Tuas to continue the success and support the demand for container port handling facilities. As key pillar in Singapore’s Next Generation Container Port, the Tuas Terminal is an engineering feat with many innovative features. For instance, the design includes the re-use of dredged and excavated materials as reclamation fill materials which results in significant material cost savings of some $1 billion. The use of innovative caisson design for thewharf structures also helps to improve productivity and quality as the caissons are of standard sizes and pre-fabricated in a controlled environment on site.

The Tuas Terminal will be developed in four phases over a span of some 30 years, with the construction of Phase 1 scheduled for completion in the 2020s. When fully operational, the Tuas Port will be the first in Singapore designed to accommodate ultra large container vessels (ULCV) beyond the current size of ULCV and is able to handle up to 65 million twenty-foot equivalent units per annum.

Surbana Jurong China office clinches 3 new Project Management services contracts

Joint Venture Company, Surbana-Enjoytown (Hangzhou) Secures Project Management Services Contract in Guali, Zhejiang, P.R. China

Surbana-Enjoytown (Hangzhou) Project Management Co. Ltd (SEPM), a joint venture company between Surbana & Enjoytown is proud to be appointed by Hangzhou Junyuan-Enjoytown Investment Management Co. Ltd to provide Project Management services for its new integrated mixed use development in Guali, Zhejiang.

The scope of Project Management services include Design Co-ordination, Tender Administration, Procurement packages review/co-ordination, on-site Project Management, Operations and Facility Management consultancy.

This new mixed integrated development will be similar to Singapore’s Clementi New Town. The development encompasses a new bus terminal, public and basement carparks, cineplex, hotel, commercial, retail, shopping, kindergarten, library and 4 residential blocks. It is aimed to provide convenience to the local residents and transit passengers. The project is located in Guali, Zhejiang with an estimated land area of 32,000sqm and a GFA of 110,000sqm.

This is the first project of its kind to be developed in Zhejiang, China and it is also the first project that SEPM secured.

Proposed Design Co-ordination for Construction Drawing and Project Management Services for Suzhou HYC Electronic Technology Co Ltd

Located in Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China, the project covers a land area of 23,392.22sqm and it has a total GFA of 56,205.11sqm. The total aboveground GFA is about 45,757,20sqm (which includes a manufacturing facility with a GFA of 36,381.61sqm, an office building with GFA of 8,209.29sqm and ancillary etc). The total underground GFA is 10,477.91sqm.

The services provided include Design Co-ordination for Construction Drawing and Project Management (includes Tender Administration).

This is the first project that is developed by a local client. The China team has leveraged on their track records in the industrial fields especially in Suzhou, SIP to meet client’s requirement and adhere to the local codes.

Proposed Project Management Services for Infosys Campus Project (Building 5 & 6) in Shanghai Zi Zhu Science-Based Industrial Park

This project is located in Shanghai Zi Zhu Science-Based Industrial Park, Shanghai Min Hang Development Zone, Shanghai, P.R. China. The land area is 61,074sqm. The total GFA is 247,328sqf (23,002sqm), and it includes GFA for SPB 5 at 121,489sqf & SPB 6 at 121,947sqf and others (Gate House etc) GFA at 3,892sqf.

Surbana Jurong China office has been the Project Manager and Construction Manager of Infosys Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd since the start of development in 2011. Earlier this year, the team was appointed to continue its Project Management services to Infosys. The services include Project Management for building 5&6 and Final Account for building 1&2.

Surbana Jurong emerges top in design competition and secures one of its largest HDB projects

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Surbana Jurong has clinched one of its largest HDB project to-date after it emerged top in a design competition organised by the Housing and Development Board. We will be providing multi-disciplinary services including architecture, C&S engineering, M&E engineering, cost & contracts management and project management services.

Both Surbana Jurong and CESMA were two of the top five finalists in the competition, pitching against other renowned architectural firms. Surbana Jurong’s submission stood out amidst intense competition, and it won following a Quality Fee Method (QFM) of evaluation which recognises the quality of design as a key criteria.

The new HDB project is a built-to-order (BTO) development in Tampines North (Plots N6 C8-10). It comprises residential, commercial and social facilities and is situated near the main park in the newly master planned Tampines North. This new north region is built as an extension of the existing Tampines estate and will feature a new linear park linking it to the existing Tampines Eco Green and Sun Plaza parks. When completed in 2017, the project will house 2,020 dwelling units.

SJ China signs new contract and 2 MOUs at 11th Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council Meeting

Surbana Jurong China signs new contract and 2 MOUs at 11th Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council Meeting

Surbana Jurong signed a contract and two Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) at the 11th Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council Meeting held in Shaoxing on 10 November 2015, highlighting strong business ties Surbana Jurong have with our partners in the Zhejiang Province. The Council is co-chaired by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Ms. Liang Liming, Zhejiang Vice Governor.

Jurong International Constructors (Suzhou) Co Ltd and Huzhou Fengrun Property Co., Ltd signed a contract to enlarge the scope for design coordination in addition to current project management services for their mixed development project in Huzhou City’s CBD area . This enlarged scope is an endorsement of Surbana Jurong’s professional and quality project management services.

Bringing new life to the city of Guali, the first MOU is a collaboration between Surbana Jurong Private Limited and Hangzhou Guali Government to provide consultancy services in the township development and city management for Guali Town. In addition, Surbana Jurong will also study the implementation of an Integrated Estate Management System (IEMS) for this town. The project aims to improve the delivery of the municipal services and lifestyle of the residents through the IEMS, which leverages on IT systems and business process reengineering.

The second MOU is a tripartite agreement signed by Surbana Jurong Private Limited with Hangzhou Bay Shangyu Economic and Technological Development Area and Surbana EnjoyTown (Hangzhou) Project Management Co. Ltd. The collaboration is for Development Management Consultancy Service including industry positioning, master-planning, operation management to the 7.4 sq km Hangzhou Bay Science and Technology Park with our JV company, Surbana EnjoyTown undertaking the project management service.

This proposed ‘Singapore-styled’ park will comprise a Keyi College of Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, 1000 mu tourism scenic lake, 10,000 sq m of Innovation Industry Park, public and living amenities. This project is an exciting opportunity for Surbana Jurong to demonstrate its strong experience in providing an aligned cross disciplinary practical solution that builds a community that can work, live, learn and play together.

To facilitate knowledge exchange, Surbana Jurong gave a presentation on the Singapore-styled township planning in Shaoxing Binhai on the sidelines of the event. The audience was given an insight into Surbana Jurong’s combined research, design thinking and creativity, and how it helps develop vibrant, liveable and sustainable cities for economic growth and human interaction.