Singapore consortium to support overseas airport development
21 / 03 / 2018
Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering), Surbana Jurong and Changi Airport Planners and Engineers (CAPE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a consortium of Singapore-based companies to participate in overseas airport development projects.
The consortium plans to develop a comprehensive export strategy in regard to airport development, with a particular focus on “Asia Pacific markets and cities with strong growth potential”.
Building on the various strengths of the consortium’s component companies, the group will deliver “holistic, end-to-end solutions that can transform the global airport development industry”, a statement from the consortium said.
With its experience and expertise in data analytics and artificial intelligence, ST Engineering expects to deliver cutting-edge, next-generation solutions that power global Smart Cities and transform airport operations.
Surbana Jurong is active in urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure planning, and it is to offer its suite of services that encompass airport master planning, large-scale infrastructure and services design, as well as building consultancy services for the aviation sector.
CAPE, the lead consultant for airfield engineering for Changi East Development – which takes in Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 5 – will add its expertise in areas such as airport master planning, engineering, terminal planning and project management.
The MOU was signed by Vincent Chong, president and chief executive of ST Engineering, Wong Heang Fine, group CEO of Surbana Jurong, and Peter Lee, managing director of CAPE.
Chong commented: “Airports of the future are a destination in themselves – less like transit hubs and more like mini Smart Cities.
“This is where ST Engineering, with our strong capabilities in technology and engineering, in collaboration with our partners, Surbana Jurong and CAPE, can positively impact the air transport industry – bringing holistic solutions that leverage new technologies and processes to develop Smart Airports.”
Fine observed: “As one of the largest Asia-based urban and infrastructure consulting firms, Surbana Jurong’s strengths lie in the ability to weave airports into the surrounding urban fabrics, creating vibrant aerotropoli that boost economic development of cities – the airport cities of the future.
“Our team’s aviation track record spans Singapore, Asia and the Middle East. With this collaboration with CAPE and ST Engineering, we are able to offer a complete integrated solution for aviation clients globally.”
Lee added: “Having worked on over 60 projects in more than 20 countries CAPE has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of services including master planning, airport engineering, terminal design and project management.
“This partnership harnesses the strengths and experience of three well-established Singapore companies to offer bespoke and comprehensive engineering solutions to airports around the world.”
In the coming months, the companies expect to develop the consortium’s presence in target overseas markets, in a process that will include defining tender participation requirements, while developing best practices and a go-to-market approach recommended by a steering committee.