Robert Bird Group (RBG), a member of Surbana Jurong Group, had won the NCE 100 Companies of the Year award in the category of Excellence in Alternative Energy for its contribution on MeyGen Tidal Turbine project. RBG designed the Turbine Support Structures for the first stage of the planned 398MW MeyGen tidal turbine farm, the first project of its kind in the world.
The award category celebrates those companies that are doing the most to introduce better energy sources in their projects.
New Civil Engineer (NCE), a monthly UK magazine and organiser of the NCE 100 awards, cited how RBG’s entry on MeyGen Tidal Turbine project “provided a good case study in first principles design, including an explanation of how the project is pushing the boundaries of high turbulent current modelling and structural simulation. Learning from the scheme is being shared with the wider industry: learning from the project is being fed into a new design code which will apply as a new industry standard”.
RBG was also a finalist for NCE’s Construction Innovator Award.
Surbana Jurong’s Group CEO Wong Heang Fine was recently invited to speak at the plenary session of the 6th ASEAN-EU Business Summit. The Summit is a platform for business leaders, thought-leaders and policy makers to interact and debate the key business and trade issues of the day.
Titled “Urbanisation & Infrastructure in ASEAN”, the plenary session highlighted topics on how to make cities sustainable and liveable, and explores the infrastructure financing needs of the region. Heang Fine said that holistic and comprehensive planning is integral to achieving sustainable development, and support from policymakers to follow through the plan is equally important. He cited Singapore as an example of success due to its holistic long-term plan, and how the government and private sector can work together to build sustainable development.
He also shared that every city is unique and there is no one plan that can fit all. Ultimately, it is the “heartware”, that is, the political agenda and people’s motivation, to improve the liveability and sustainability of the city.
Sri Lanka, 26 February 2018 – Ceywater Consultants (Pvt) Limited has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Surbana Jurong Private Limited to drive growth and development in Sri Lanka through sustainable infrastructure development and management solutions.
Surbana Jurong, one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms, will collaborate with Ceywater Consultants, a dominant water and waste water works consultancy company in Sri Lanka to provide consultancy and design services across transport, water and environment, ports and coastal sectors.
Dr Uma Maheswaran, Chief Operating Officer for South Asia and Middle East, Surbana Jurong said, “Our partnership with Ceywater Consultants will allow us to provide our clients with a full suite of water and waste works consultancy and design services across infrastructure projects and management solutions. Leveraging both of our expertise, we can augment our contribution towards the development and growth of Sri Lanka.”
“This significant strategic partnership is a great milestone for Ceywater Consultants and will enable the two companies to instill a massive global presence and create opportunities to form a strong alliance for consultancy assignments of infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka and the region by initiating collaborative projects and human resource exchange programmes,” said Niroshan Gunaratne, Chief Executive Officer of Ceywater Consultants.
The MOU will capitalise on the recent Sri Lanka – Singapore Free Trade Agreement which aims to strengthen economic ties between the two countries and increase access to each other’s markets across professional, environmental, construction, tourism and travel-related services.
The MOU was signed by Ajith Wanniarachchi, Country Manager Sri Lanka, Surbana Jurong and Niroshan Gunaratne, Chief Executive Officer of Ceywater Consultants.
Established in 1983, Ceywater Consultants (Pvt) Limited has become the dominant water and waste water works consultancy company in Sri Lanka, a position achieved through effective delivery of landmark projects such as the Colombo Water Supply Master Plan Update and the JBIC funded Towns North of Colombo project. Operating from headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Company has partnered on a number of projects across the island spanning water infrastructure, roads and bridges, storm water drainage, sewerage, rural and urban development projects of over USD1.5 billion in value.
Collaborating with Surbana Jurong, who has played an instrumental role in the development of Singapore’s urban, industrial and infrastructure landscape for more than five decades, this partnership will provide enhanced solutions to support nation building across Sri Lanka.
About Surbana JurongPrivate 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 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.
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 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.
About Ceywater Consultants
Established in 1983, Ceywater Consultants (Pvt) Limited has grown to become the dominant water and waste water works consultancy company in the region, a position achieved through effective delivery of landmark projects such as the Colombo Water Supply Master Plan Update and the JBIC funded Towns North of Colombo project.
Ceywater Consultants have successfully executed projects across the island spanning water infrastructure, roads and bridges, storm water drainage, sewerage, rural and urban development projects. Our success has helped us cultivate a network of relationships with many international players including leading multilateral financial institutions, development agencies and global conglomerates.
Surbana Jurong (SJ) kicked off the year with a bang with its inaugural Infrastructure Forum on 26 January 2018. There was an overwhelming turnout of some 350 attendees at the event, which was graced by U Maung Maung Win, Myanmar’s Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance, U Min Htin Aung Han, Minister for Mon State’s Ministry of Electricity, Energy and Industry, U Win Khant, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Transport and Communications, and Vanessa Chan, Singapore’s Ambassador to Myanmar.
Mooted by the SJ’s Myanmar team, the theme of the Forum was “Unlocking Potential Value in Myanmar’s Infrastructure Development”. Speakers and panellists from the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Colliers, Oxford Business Group, Wong Partnership, and SJ’s technical experts, got together to share their views on the importance of infrastructure development and the need for investments in infrastructure, know-how, processes and legislation to drive Myanmar’s future economy.
Prior to the Forum, a media conference was held on 25 January 2018 to announce Surbana Jurong’s collaboration with MOSB, a Singapore joint venture company, to design an Offshore Supply Base (OSB) in Mon State, Myanmar. SJ’s Myanmar team will provide engineering and marine consultancy, environmental social impact assessment and project management.
As part of SJ Myanmar’s commitment towards nurturing local talent, scholarships were also presented to three top students who are pursuing Master’s degrees for architecture and engineering at Mandalay Technological University. They will be given opportunities to work in the SJ Group upon graduation.