Scaling new heights in aviation

sjc i2 2018 scaling new heights in aviation preview
sjc i2 2018 scaling new heights in aviation preview

The past quarter has been a fruitful one for aviation in the Surbana Jurong Group, starting with good news on the highly anticipated Changi Airport Terminal 5 (T5) project in Singapore.

Surbana Jurong-led consortiums were selected to develop T5 as the Master Building and Civil Consultants.

Surbana Jurong was selected alongside Arup and Mott MacDonald to provide engineering design services for the Master Building Consultancy. This engineering team will work closely with the appointed architectural design team (comprising KPF in partnership with Heatherwick Studio and Architects 61) for the design development of T5’s Main Terminal Building, Satellite Terminal Building, Ground Transportation Centre and Primary Landside Roadway. DP Architects will be providing design services for the commercial spaces.

Surbana Jurong is also part of the consortium formed with Arup, Mott MacDonald and Changi Airport Planners and Engineers,  appointed as Master Civil Consultants to the project. The consortium will provide consultancy services for the design of infrastructure at the landside and airside areas outside of the T5 buildings. These include taxiways, aircraft parking stands, roadways and drainage systems, as well as the connections for utilities such as power, water, gas, fuel and telecommunications to the T5 buildings.

Changi Airport Terminal 5

T5 site plan indicating areas designed by the Master Building Consultants (in blue) and Master Civil Consultants (in green)

Surbana Jurong Group CEO Wong Heang Fine, commenting on behalf of the Master Civil Consultants (MCC) consortium, said, “Surbana Jurong, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Changi Airport Planners and Engineers, are delighted to be Changi Airport’s partner for the T5 MCC project. Combining global experience in the urban and infrastructure sectors with local know-how, our proposal for T5 brings engineering design to greater heights. Our consortium will leverage the unique capabilities and strengths of each partner to bring the project to fruition.”

He added, “We are all excited to be part of the T5 project that will cement Singapore’s position as a key aviation hub and Changi Airport’s reputation as the world’s best airport.”

This victory accompanies other recent developments in the aviation field across the Surbana Jurong Group.

In Indonesia, Kertajati International Airport in West Java, had its soft opening on 24 May 2018, inaugurated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Surbana Jurong’s Aviation team was the appointed consultant for technical feasibility study and business planning for the airport, which is the second largest in Indonesia. Also known as Bandar Udara Internasional Jawa Barat, the airport will facilitate international tourism to Bandung, capital city of West Java province; it is targeted to cater for 18 million passengers per annum in the next few years.

Kertajati International Airport

Kertajati International Airport

Surbana Jurong Chairman Liew Mun Leong has also made calls for greater air connectivity to fuel economic growth in ASEAN countries, and at his keynote address at a Belt and Road International Transport Symposium organised by the World Transport Convention in Beijing on 20 June 2018, he stated that the epicentre of aviation growth lies in Asia.

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