The SJ-NTU Corporate Lab was launched yesterday as a collaboration between Surbana Jurong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF). The laboratory, sited at NTU, will develop next-generation sustainable solutions to tackle industrial and complex urban challenges.
Its key objectives are to translate research outcomes into practical and viable solutions based on three core themes: digitalisation; green and sustainable urban solutions; and future of the industry and productivity.
The S$61-million joint corporate lab is underlined by a five-year partnership, which leverages NTU’s strengths in engineering and sustainability research, and Surbana Jurong’s track record in providing urban, infrastructure and industrial solutions to its global customers.
Surbana Jurong GCEO Wong Heang Fine said, “The Lab will be working on projects which will not only be game changers for Singapore but will also help to further establish Singapore as a global hub for sustainable urban and infrastructure solutions.” The SJ-NTU Corporate Lab was officially launched by Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance.
Singapore, 31 July 2018 – Surbana Jurong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) have set up a joint corporate laboratory to develop next-generation sustainable solutions to tackle industrial and complex urban challenges.
It will include research to explore underground storage systems, sustainable indoor solutions for buildings, and digital technologies to scale up productivity in the built environment.
The $61 million joint corporate lab is underlined by a five-year partnership, which leverages NTU’s strengths in engineering and sustainability research, and Surbana Jurong’s track record in providing urban, infrastructure and industrial solutions to its global customers.
Located at NTU, the SJ-NTU Corporate Lab was officially launched today by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance.
The NRF facilitates the setting up of corporate labs via public-private partnerships. The SJ-NTU Corporate Lab is the 12th supported by NRF and the sixth such corporate lab at NTU.
NTU President Professor Subra Suresh said, “The current dramatic shift to a digital and sustainable economy requires societies to push the boundaries of urban and industrial innovation, and develop new technologies that balance the built and natural environments.
“The innovations developed at the SJ-NTU Corporate Lab will be tested on NTU’s Smart Campus, which is already pioneering the use of green construction technologies and is a testbed for innovations from autonomous electric vehicles to smart buildings and various applications of artificial intelligence.”
Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group Chief Executive Officer of Surbana Jurong said, “Rapid urbanisation, climate change and digitalisation are major trends that will continue to shape and transform the built environment. Leveraging Surbana Jurong’s global industry experience in the urban and infrastructure sectors and NTU’s world-class research capabilities, the SJ-NTU Corporate Lab aims to develop innovative and sustainable solutions that will alleviate near term urban challenges and improve lives for people around the world. The Lab will be working on projects which will not only be game changers for Singapore but will also help to further establish Singapore as a global hub for sustainable urban and infrastructure solutions.”
NRF Chief Executive Officer Professor Low Teck Seng said, “Singapore is well placed to be an international hub for sustainable urban solutions with our strong research and translation capabilities in areas such as energy efficiency, water, urban mobility and waste management. The partnership between Surbana Jurong and NTU underscores Singapore’s capability to translate research outcomes into solutions that can be adopted for city living that is green and comfortable for Singaporeans. It will also strengthen our ability to export next-generation smart and urban solutions to other cities facing similar challenges arising out of urbanisation.”
Championing sustainable solutions for the urban environment
The key objectives of the SJ-NTU Corporate Lab will be to translate research outcomes into practical and viable solutions that are focused around three core themes: digitalisation; green and sustainable urban solutions; and future of the industry and productivity.
Professor Lam Khin Yong, NTU’s Vice President for Research said, “The three key areas of research in the corporate lab draw on the strengths of NTU and Surbana Jurong as we both have expertise in engineering and in the translation of research into practical industry applications. With five recent corporate labs and a strong track record of working with industry players, NTU has the experience and confidence to ensure research innovations nurtured at the lab can be developed into relevant applications that benefit the industry and society.”
Kicking things off, researchers will be working on 11 projects that are aimed at optimising land usage, future-proofing buildings and infrastructure, and transforming the way buildings are designed and constructed.
For example, researchers will develop a thermal management system and an indoor air quality system that is not only energy efficient, but also uses a botanical solution to purify the air. Integrating selected plants with architectural and interior design, indoor air pollutants would be reduced while creating a natural and lush indoor environment.
Another project involves a chilled ceiling technology that uses special composite materials for ceiling panels which are linked to a central monitoring system. The composite panels transfer heat more effectively than conventional aluminium panels, reducing the need for air-conditioning and improving energy efficiency.
On the digital front, researchers will look into creating technologies to scan and map the external and internal parts of building structures such as piping networks, to create Building Information Models. The solution aims to improve the efficiency of facility managers and change the way buildings are managed and maintained.
Next-generation solutions for industry
The multidisciplinary Lab will include NTU scientists from various fields and Surbana Jurong professionals. In its fully operational state, the lab will have 70 researchers, including NTU undergraduates and PhD students.
For a start, researchers will explore underground storage spaces for storing liquefied natural gas (LNG) in industrial and urban areas so that space aboveground can be freed up for other uses. The storage of LNG within these spaces will be kept at below 162 degrees Celsius to ensure it remains in a liquefied state.
Asia’s first ‘Cold Lab’ that will develop ‘Cold Energy Capture’ and ‘Cold Energy Storage’ technologies will also be set up. These technologies harness cold temperatures produced during regasification, a process where LNG is converted back to natural gas at atmospheric temperature. The harnessed cold energy could power various industrial applications such as cooling systems in warehouses and data centres.
About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).
Ranked 12th in the world, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past five years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects comprising more than 230 buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Singapore’s healthcare district.
Surbana Jurong is one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms in the world. 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 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 70years, 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.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is a department within the Prime Minister’s Office. The NRF sets the national direction for research, innovation and enterprise (RIE) in Singapore. It seeks to invest in science, technology and engineering, build up the technological capacity of our companies, encourage innovation by industry to exploit new opportunities that drive economic growth, and facilitate public-private partnerships to address national challenges.
Under RIE2020, NRF is committed to create greater value in Singapore from our investment in research, innovation and enterprise through 1) closer integration of research thrusts, 2) stronger dynamic towards the best teams and ideas, 3) sharper focus on value creation, and 4) better optimised RIE manpower.
Surbana Jurong increased its haul of accolades at the recent Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Awards, scoring three more than the 25 won last year. This is the largest haul for the Group at the awards since participating as a newly merged entity in 2015. Among the awards won were the BCA Construction Excellence and BCA Green Mark for Buildings awards.
The projects also span diverse sectors – from public and private residential buildings, to food processing centres, government buildings and healthcare – which reflects the comprehensive suite of solutions offered by Surbana Jurong
“As one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consultancies, winning the BCA awards is a testament to the quality of our work and underscores our continued design and engineering excellence,“ said Surbana Jurong GCEO Wong Heang Fine about the scoop of awards.
At Surbana Jurong, we believe that development is more than just steel and concrete. Surbana Jurong approaches all our projects with the same philosophy – that what we design and build must be socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. We create spaces and design infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish. We also embrace the use of technology such as BIM and artificial intelligence, to enhance our business performance and offer our clients better solutions. BCA is Singapore’s regulatory body for the building and construction industry under the Ministry of National Development.
Surbana Jurong’s winning projects at the BCA Awards 2018
BCA Construction Excellence 2018
BCA Construction Productivity Award (Projects) 2018
2. Residential Halls at Nanyang Crescent, NTU – Platinum
3. Clementi Ridges – Gold
4. Woodlands Care Home – Gold
BCA Universal Design Mark 2018
5. The Visionaire – Gold
BCA Green Mark Award 2018
6. Bedok Food City – Platinum
7. Buangkok Square Neighbourhood Centre – Platinum
8. Customs Operations Command at Jalan Bahar – Platinum
9. JTC Poultry Processing Hub – Platinum
10. NUS School of Design & Environment, SDE 4 – Platinum
11. Outram Community Hospital – Platinum
12. Selarang Park Complex – Platinum
13. Seletar Airport Passenger Terminal – Platinum
14. SkyResidence @ Dawson – Platinum
15. State Courts Towers – Platinum
16. Buangkok Edgeview – Gold PLUS
17. NIM Collection – Gold PLUS
18. iNz Residence – Gold PLUS
19. The Visionaire – Gold PLUS
20. Adult Disability Home+Day Activity Centre – Gold
21. Anchorvale Parkview – Gold
22. Blossom Spring @ Yishun – Gold
23. Geylang C43B + Park – Gold
24. Kallang Fire Station – Gold
25. Keat Hong Garden – Gold
26. Selarang Park Complex, Phase 1 – Gold
27. Yung Kuang Court (Jurong West N1 C31) – Gold
28. Overseas – Hangzhou Riverfront Mansion – Certified
AETOS, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, has opened its first purpose-built complex, situated minutes down the AYE highway from its former headquarters in Jurong West, in the western part of Singapore.
The building was declared open in an official ceremony on 26 January, graced by Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Manpower and Home Affairs, Josephine Teo. The event was attended by over 200 guests, including government officials, clients and partners.
The seven-storey complex has several key facilities, including AETOS’ first shooting range – a 25-metre indoor range which was designed and built by SMM.
It also has a new Cash Processing Centre that provides a complete end-to-end chain of financial security services, boasting numerous physical security measures such as multiple interlocking access doors, custom-made transparent workstations and extensive 24/7 CCTV coverage.
The innovative safety and security technologies that AETOS offers to its clients have been incorporated into this complex, such as an Intelligent Fire Detection System, virtual fencing through video analytics, and automated security terminals for seamless access control.
Monitored from its in-house command centre, these features are part of the clustered building security service provided to its clients, integrating security, safety and facilities management to increase operational efficiency and reduce reliance on manpower.
Under the upcoming government-led Security Industry Transformation Map, key initiatives include the adoption of technology and the re-alignment of the regulatory environment in its support. In her opening address, Minister Teo noted that “the appropriate use of technology to carry out routine, labour-intensive tasks allows the security officer to focus on tasks that are more complex or require human judgement, such as incident response”.
To this end, AETOS is fully committed to the adoption of such technologies, leading the shift in the overall industry as it strives to meet changing security needs and manpower constraints.
Technology solutions incubated at Yale-NUS will support development of “Smart City in a Campus”
Singapore, 15 November 2017– Yale-NUS College and Surbana Jurong (SJ) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, with Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr. Koh Poh Koon gracing the ceremony. Yale-NUS and SJ will collaborate in test-bedding the next generation of smart city solutions within the College campus. The two parties will use their respective resources and expertise to co-develop a digital masterplan for “Smart City in a Campus”, an initiative by Yale-NUS, in the following ways:
Knowledge sharing to co-create solutions – Yale-NUS students, staff and faculty members will share their feedback and experience on using SJ’s smart facilities management solutions, and explore the use of artificial intelligence in Yale-NUS’ upcoming mobile app, to allow users to conveniently submit feedback or report defects.
Test-bedding and refining technology innovations – SJ will deploy and test its smart city solutions such as a predictive lift monitoring system at the campus to enhance the residential living facilities and built environment of the College. Yale-NUS faculty and students will play an active role in improving and refining the prototypes alongside SJ via user testing and feedback and faculty expertise in collating and analysing data findings from the project. The College’s wide range of research expertise, which spans across the humanities, science and social sciences, will contribute to the unique solutions that can be developed as a result of this partnership.
Training of students – SJ and Yale-NUS will explore various collaboration channels (e.g. internships, job attachments and lectures) to educate Yale-NUS students and equip them with the relevant skills on smart city solutions.
These initiatives are aimed at enriching Yale-NUS’ unique residential living and learning model, which provides an ideal environment to test-bed SJ’s technology solutions. Currently housing more than 800 residents, the 64,000 square-metre Yale-NUS campus consists of three residential colleges (RCs), 1,000 student rooms, seminar rooms, laboratories, a library and a performance hall among other facilities. With students staying in suites of four to six people within three RCs, Yale-NUS is a microcosm of a small town, allowing SJ to test their solutions accurately in a real-life environment. The College’s close-knit community will also facilitate the collection of data and feedback that will enable SJ to improve their smart city solutions.
“Yale-NUS College is excited to partner Surbana Jurong by providing our fully-residential campus as a site for test-bedding their ideas, as well as contributing our research expertise. Our students are curious and have inquisitive minds that enable them to challenge the status quo and innovate. They are well-equipped to delve deep into these smart city initiatives and contribute to its further development to better improve the way we live. Our faculty members are also well placed to contribute their research expertise to the smart city research projects. We are excited by the opportunity to translate research findings into real world technology solutions for meaningful outcomes,” said Professor Tan Tai Yong, President of Yale-NUS College.
“Surbana Jurong looks forward to supporting Yale-NUS college in developing their “Smart City in a Campus” by leveraging our strong expertise and 30 plus years of experience in developing and managing smart solutions for Singapore’s HDB town councils. We hope this meaningful collaboration will lead to the robust creation of innovative ideas for the next generation of smart city solutions,” said Mr. Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of SJ.
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About Yale-NUS College Established in 2011 through a partnership between Yale University and the National University of Singapore, Yale-NUS College is a leading liberal arts college in Asia, with a full residential programme that integrates living and learning. Drawing on the resources and traditions of its two founding universities, Yale-NUS aims to redefine liberal arts and science education for a complex, interconnected world. A Yale-NUS College education emphasises broad-based multi-disciplinary learning in the full range of arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. Our curriculum and pedagogy, built from scratch by the inaugural faculty, seeks to draw on the strengths of established liberal arts traditions, while introducing our students to the diverse intellectual traditions and cultures of Asia and the world. We are nurturing young minds and equipping the next generation with the means to appreciate and understand the breadth and complexity of issues, the capacity to think critically and solve problems, and the skills to effectively communicate and lead.
Our Vision: A community of learning, Founded by two great universities, In Asia, for the world.
About Surbana Jurong 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 13,000 employees in 113 offices across 44 countries in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and an annual turnover of around S$1.3 billion.
SJ has a track record of over 50 years, and has built over a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and developed over 50 industrial parks globally.
SJ’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. SJ creates spaces and designs infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.
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 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.
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.
Singapore, 1 July 2016 – Surbana Jurong garnered five of the 50 awards at the Institute of Engineers’ (IES) Engineering Feats @ IES-SG50 awards.
Said Mr Loh Yan Hui, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure, Surbana Jurong “We are delighted to have five of our projects recognised by the public for their role in shaping Singapore in the past 50 years. This is a testimony to our strength and capability in delivering total design, planning and engineering solutions to support social and economic growth and we look forward to contribute further towards Singapore’s development plans. We are honoured by the support of our clients and project partners who share the same vision and we hope to forge stronger ties as together we transform landscapes, build cities and shape the lives of our communities.”
The IES-SG50 is an initiative launched by IES to recognise top engineering achievements in Singapore that have made the greatest societal, infrastructure or economic impact.
A total of 113 projects were shortlisted for the awards, with the winners determined by a public voting contest based on the impact and contributions made to the nation. The winners comprise public and private sector projects from various industries including aerospace, defence and security, infrastructure, manufacturing, infocommunications, leisure, marine and transport.
The five projects that have clinched the Top 50 Engineering Feats Awards are:
Jurong Island is the largest specialized industrial estate in Singapore, attracting more than $47 billion in global investments and housing over 100 companies, including top international names and local companies. Its integrated ecosystem remains as one of its key competitive strengths today. Surbana Jurong was instrumental in the planning, reclamation and infrastructure developments that amalgamated the 7 islands off Jurong.
Jurong Rock Caverns
Located 150 metres below ground and 130 metres beneath the seabed of the Jurong Island, the Jurong Rock Caverns is the deepest underground public works endeavoured in Singapore. It is South East Asia’s first commercial underground rock caverns facility designated for liquid hydrocarbons storage of up to 1.47 million cubic metres. This innovative land use helped free up 60 hectares of land aboveground to engage the growth of higher value-added industries. Surbana Jurong was the engineering design and construction management consultant for the project.
“We are honoured that IES has recognised Jurong Island and Jurong Rock Caverns as two of the Top 50 Engineering Feats in the last 50 years. These two innovative and technically challenging projects, built to support industries and catalyse Singapore’s economic development, would not have been possible without the commitment and engineering capabilities of the project team members from various government agencies, engineering consultants, project managers and contractors. Both projects are examples of how infrastructure remains our nation’s unique competitive edge and how bold solutions can overcome our resource constraints.
Surbana Jurong is a major partner for both projects and provided strong support in bringing these infrastructure solutions to fruition. Through such collaborative efforts, JTC hopes to continue pushing the boundaries for innovation, sustainability and productivity and create tomorrow’s industry spaces.”, said Mr Heah Soon Poh, Assistant CEO, Engineering and Operations Group, JTC
Surbana Jurong was the sole engineering and architectural consultant – including landscape architecture – for the Punggol Waterway project, an ambitious venture to turn a piece of bare land into a beautiful 4.2km waterway that meanders through Punggol Town. A first-of-its-kind in Singapore, My Waterway@Punggol is the centrepiece of the Punggol 21 Masterplan to rejuvenate and transform the former agricultural and farm wasteland into a bustling eco-town.
“The waterway has transformed Punggol into a sustainable waterfront town of the 21st century and redefined the notion of public housing. The design embraces the coastal heritage of the area and integrates seamlessly with the surrounding housing sites, creating a vibrant living environment for the community. We are happy to have partnered with Surbana Jurong to deliver this ambitious plan successfully and on schedule and we look forward to greater collaborations in years to come.”, said Mr Yap Tiem Yew, Group Director, Building & Infrastructure Group, Housing & Development Board
Pasir Panjang Port Terminal Phases 3&4 Development
Between 2007 and 2015, 198 hectares of land were reclaimed to add 15 million TEUs to enhance Singapore as a leading transhipment hub. The deepest container berths were created in the Pasir Panjang Port Terminal Phases 3&4 Development. The project adopts several innovative engineering solutions such as replacing reclamation fill with dredged materials and excavated earth, as well as utilising Cement- Mixed-Soils in geo-containment bunds, leading to significant savings in cost and materials. Surbana Jurong is proud to be the sole engineering consultant for the planning, design and implementation of this significant mega project with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
The Semakau Landfill is Singapore’s first and only landfill situated offshore among the southern islands of Singapore. It is an example of balancing infrastructural development with environmental conservation in an environmentally sustainable way. The project boasts many engineering feat including open sea construction as well as a 200-metre floating platform to facilitate the safe discharging of ash and a floating wastewater treatment plant. Surbana Jurong was the engineering
design and construction management main consultant for Phase II Development of the Semakau Landfill on all aspects of civil, environmental, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering works.
“Surbana Jurong is the Superintendent Officer for our projects for the Phase II Development of Semakau Landfill. They have carried out their work diligently and ensured that the projects have been completed successfully” – said Mr. LONG Lian Ming, General Manager, National Environment Agency (Semakau Landfill).
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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.
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 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.