Jun 06, 2022 10:17

Surbana Jurong Campus to house Southeast Asia’s largest electrical vehicle charging hub

Surbana Jurong partners SP Group to make EV chargers available at up to 250 lots in tandem with market demand

Singapore, 6 June 2022 – Surbana Jurong has entered into an agreement with SP Group (SP) to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points at Surbana Jurong Campus, the group’s new global headquarters located in the Jurong Innovation District (JID). This public EV charging hub will eventually allow up to 250 drivers to park and charge their vehicles at a time.

When completed, the on-campus EV charging hub is expected to be the largest in Southeast Asia. At launch, Surbana Jurong and SP will install a mix of nine fast and slow charging points and ramp up to 36 charging points within the next 18 months. Upon completion of the initial 36 charging points, the two parties have agreed to progress the installation of more chargers in tandem with market demand for electric vehicles. Making potentially 250 parking lots at Surbana Jurong Campus EV-ready involves building the required electrical infrastructure at the outset, with a view to a 100% EV future.

To charge, EV drivers simply need to download the SP app. This will enable them to seamlessly locate the nearest available charging point, charge, track the charging progress and make payment. SP operates Singapore’s largest public fast-charging EV network with over 500 charging points across more than 100 locations, including shopping malls, commercial buildings, business parks, industrial sites, residential and attractions islandwide.

Surbana Jurong Campus Credit Safdie Surbana Jurong
Surbana Jurong Campus (Image Credit: Safdie Surbana Jurong)

Surbana Jurong Campus is set to be a “work-live-play” destination for employees and the wider community in JID. Beyond serving as an office, it will offer F&B and retail options, community and sports offerings, and childcare facilities. The charging hub will meet the EV charging needs of SJ’s employees and tenants at the campus, as well as the wider EV community in the West region.  SJ’s long-term mobility vision includes an all-electric vehicle plan for all vehicles that ply the campus.

Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong said, “In designing our new home, we are committed to playing our part to achieve the Singapore Green Plan. Providing electric vehicle charging points is one step to help drivers shift from internal combustion engines to more sustainable vehicles. For the majority who take public transport, we have designed a multi-modal mobility programme that prioritises a car-lite approach, working with partners on a range of smart commuting solutions that complement public transport options and park connector networks.”

Group CEO of SP Group, Mr Stanley Huang said, “We aim to accelerate the adoption of electro-mobility in Singapore to support the nation’s net-zero emissions goal. Establishing an extensive, accessible, convenient and reliable EV charging network and charging experience will provide confidence for the transition to take place at scale. We are pleased to partner SJ as we expand our charging network and solutions to meet demand as well as lifestyle habits of EV drivers.”

Surbana Jurong campus is designed to meet Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) building certification. As a living lab, the campus will pilot a wide range of sustainable solutions including onsite photovoltaics generating over 300MWH annually, 100 per cent green area replacement and a self-shading façade that maximises natural light while reducing solar heat gain.

 

About Surbana Jurong Group

Surbana Jurong Group is a global urban, infrastructure and managed services consulting firm, with over 70 years of track record in successful project delivery. Headquartered in Singapore, the group has a global talent pool of over 16,000 across Surbana Jurong and our member companies AETOS, Atelier Ten, B+H, KTP, Prostruct, Robert Bird Group, SAA, Sino-Sun and SMEC, based in more than 120 offices in over 40 countries. They include architects, designers, planners, engineers and other specialists driven by progressive thinking and creative ideas to shape a better future.

Our technical experts deliver sustainable solutions that cover the entire project life cycle from planning and design, through to delivery and management. We also provide a full suite of multi-disciplinary consultancy services across a diverse range of sectors including transportation, water, aviation, healthcare, hospitality and renewables, as well as services such as industrial solutions and parks management.

Surbana Jurong has built more than a million homes in Singapore, created master plans in more than 60 countries and developed over 100 industrial parks globally. Our tag line “Building Cities, Shaping Lives” expresses how every project or undertaking is, for the Group, an opportunity to fulfil aspirations and enrich lives. By designing and delivering quality housing, work spaces, roads, rail, hydropower, dams, underground and coastal protections and other critical infrastructure needed by our clients, we are redefining cities and transforming them into sustainable and liveable spaces where communities and businesses, present and future, can thrive.

The Group was ranked #24 in Engineering News-Record’s 2021 Top 225 International Design Firms and #14 in World Architecture 100 2022.

For more information, please visit www.surbanajurong.com.

 

About SP Group

SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, as well as sustainable energy solutions in Singapore, China, Thailand and Vietnam.

As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective worldwide.

Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast-charging stations and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region.

For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.

 

About SJ Campus

The new 68,915 sqm development will be built in Jurong Innovation District, a vibrant ecosystem of enterprises in advanced manufacturing, urban solutions and smart logistics. The Campus will support Surbana Jurong’s rapid growth by facilitating stronger teamwork and knowledge sharing among its Singapore and global talents, and will serve as the nerve centre for research and development of innovation for the built environment.

Designed by Safdie Surbana Jurong, a partnership Surbana Jurong established in 2017 with renowned architect Mr Moshe Safdie, the design of the new headquarters embodies the character of Singapore as the Garden City by integrating the structure harmoniously with the natural landscape. Situated on a previously undeveloped greenfield site, the Campus will push the boundaries of sustainable design in both construction and operation.

Surbana Jurong’s multidisciplinary team of experts will undertake the entire development from start to end. This encompasses consultancy solutions from project funding, architecture and landscaping, engineering, workplace strategy, cost and project management, through to integrated facilities management and security services.

 

For media queries, please contact:

 Daniel Lee

Manager, Surbana Jurong Group Communications & Branding

Mobile: +65 97540420

Email: Danie[email protected]

 

Andrew Ang

Deputy Director, Communications, SP Group

Mobile: +65 97914268

Email: [email protected]