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SHAPING 2014

SOUTH ASIA

ISSUE

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SINGAPORE

Scaling New Heights in Tanjong Pagar HONG KONG

Transport Infrastructure for the Future MALAYSIA

Iskandar Boom the Next Mega Eco-City in South Asia

TANJONG PAGAR CENTRE Singapore


REGIONAL CEO MESSAGE

WELCOME TO SHAPING SOUTH ASIA

John Pollard

Regional CEO, South Asia johnp@meinhardt.net

Welcome to another issue of SHAPING South Asia. It has been a great start to the year for Meinhardt with project wins across South Asia. In the following pages, you will read about how we have helped our clients make the best use of design and cost through innovative solutions. Starting from our headquarters in Singapore, our MEP team has been working on what will be the tallest building in Singapore adding to the towering skyline of this city-state. Moving across the border to Malaysia, Meinhardt has an active role in the Iskandar property boom with ongoing residential projects in the exclusive marina precinct. At Meinhardt, we are known not only for an excellent track record in Buildings across the globe but also our expertise in a wide area of Infrastructure projects.

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You will read about how the team has picked up yet another contract in the ongoing MTR Shatin to Central Link expansion in Hong Kong thanks to an alternative, cost-saving design proposal. As part of the government’s urban development plans, the team was also awarded contracts for pipelaying works in Kai Tak, Hong Kong. Apart from project wins, the Group is also restructuring itself strategically to bolster its position at the forefront of engineering with the acquisition of local engineering firm, LBW LLC and a major project win in Lahore for the Ravi Riverfront Development. I hope you will enjoy this edition of SHAPING South Asia and I look forward to hearing your feedback.


CONTENT

SCALING NEW HEIGHTS IN TANJONG PAGAR

COOLING DISTRICT PLANT AT KAI TAK

Singapore

Hong Kong

SHATIN TO CENTRAL LINK (SCL) RAILWAY CONTRACT 1107 Hong Kong

BRUNSFIELD ISKANDAR WATERFRONT Malaysia

CS3 PUTERI HARBOUR Malaysia

CELCOM NEW HEADQUARTERS Malaysia

RAVI RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT Pakistan

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SINGAPORE

SCALING NEW HEIGHTS IN TANJONG PAGAR Meinhardt’s MEP team is working on an iconic mixeduse development which is set to be the tallest building in Singapore.

Building on solid foundations of peerless experience and expertise in the field of tall buildings, the Tanjong Pagar Centre is set to be the jewel in the crown of Meinhardt’s extensive involvement in the portfolio of new developments taking shape in Singapore’s new Downtown. Throwing down the gauntlet to newer developments such as the Marina Bay Financial Center, the new 290-metre skyscraper will break current height records in the Republic - spearheading an exciting new wave of regeneration in Tanjong Pagar whilst adding to Meinhardt’s already towering reputation for providing innovative and buildable designs. Expected to be completed by 2016, the mixed-use development will feature Grade A offices, retail, a hotel, as well as Clermont Residence, Singapore’s highest residences. The development also offers connectivity to Tanjong Pagar MRT station.

Appointed as the Design Engineers of the Mechanical and Electrical Services & QP of the Mechanical & Electrical System, the team is committed to providing a design which meets the multi-tier MCST requirements with minimised GFA for the MEP Services Plant Rooms as well as to ensure flexibility in provision for future tenancy works. The team’s design for the proposed Electrical Sub-Station also includes a contestable scheme for commercial purposes. Above all that, Meinhardt strives to provide engineering solutions for award-winning developments and Tanjong Pagar Centre is no exception. In line with achieving the best built environment for Singapore, the team will ensure that the proposed design of the MEP services meets the Green Mark Platinum and LEED requirements, striking a delicate balance between engineering excellence and sustainability for the future.

Wong Kong Sing Director Mechanical Engineering, Singapore ongsing.wong@meinhardtgroup.com

Ang Eng How Director Electrical Engineering, Singapore enghow.ang@meinhardtgroup.com

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Fai Leung Regional Director Singapore fai.leung@meinhardtgroup.com


Client: Guocoland Design Architect: Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill LLP TANJONG PAGAR CENTRE

Architect (QP): Architects 61 Pte Ltd

I N T E G R AT E D V E R T I C L E C I T Y OFFICE

HOTEL

RESIDENCE

RETAIL

URBANPARK

Interfacing works with Tanjong Pagar MRT Station makes this a challenging job.

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ACHIEVED FIRST PLATINUM GREEN MARKS BASED ON VERSION 4

Client: Lend Lease Retail Investment 3 Pte Ltd Architect: SAA Architects Pte Ltd

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SINGAPORE

ENGINEERING SINGAPORE’S THIRD LARGEST SUBURBAN MALL With the rapidly-changing retail landscape in the heartlands, Meinhardt Infrastructure was appointed as Civil and Structural engineers for the construction of JEM, one of the newest developments in the up-and-coming Jurong Gateway area.

With a gross floor area of 76,000m² and 35,000m² for retail and office space respectively, it is Singapore’s third-largest suburban mall. The S$350M project features a 17-storey building with a 3-level basement comprising of a 5-storey shopping complex and an 11-storey office tower. This fast track project features Meinhardt’s ability to provide Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Consultancy Services within a short completion period of 24 months. The design stage began in October 2010 with construction commencing in April 2011. Phase 1 was unveiled to the public in May 2013 while Phase 2 was targeted for 5 months later in October. Besides working within a tight deadline, the team had to carry out full top down

construction with plunge-in columns in every single diameter bored pile supporting permanent columns to enable the construction of basement and superstructures simultaneously. Part of the permanent reinforcement also involves the bondek slab being supported on post-tensioned band beam with bondek. The design was not the only challenge as the construction of the 3-level basement was adjacent to a live MRT line as well as a cantilever bridge connecting to the concourse of Jurong East MRT Station. Security was also a top consideration for the team who ensured a security-enhanced design of structural strengthening to meet the security consultant’s requirements. The design is subjected to the review and approval by MND.

Foo See Lim Director Meinhardt Infrastructure, Singapore fsl@meinhardt-infra.com.sg

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HONG KONG

KEEPING CITIES COOL This first-of-its-kind district cooling system will be part of the Hong Kong Government’s urban development plans for the old Kai Tak Airport area. Meinhardt has won the Phase IIIA Design Consultancy Assignment covering the design, tender and construction supervision of both Civil and E&M contracts worth almost USD 100 million for the Chilled Water Pipe Laying Works in Kai Tak, Hong Kong. The scope for Phase III of this major project involves the laying of underground DCS distribution pipes extending from existing underground DCS distribution network carried out by the Phase I & II works to the substations of the two user buildings and

This is the first time in Hong Kong that two 2.8m diameter pipelines will be constructed underneath seabed using the TBM pipe jacking method. The pipelines underneath the seabed will pass through a layer of marine clay which require ground treatment for stabilization before commencement of the pipe jacking.

CIVIL CONTRACT

CHALLENGES

Chilled water and saltwater distribution pipe networks at Cheung Yip Street, Road D1, Road L2 and of Road D2 by open trench and trenchless construction methodology;

Every project brings its own set of challenges. The team was required to build the pipeline in a congested environment. Also, a number of uncharted underground utilities were identified at the working pit location.

700m long subsea chilled water pipe using twin 2.8m dia. bore tunnels by TBM construction methodology

E&M CONTRACT

Provision of electrical and mechanical equipment at the Northern and Southern Chiller Plant buildings and the Seawater Pump House; Provision of connection facilities (including heat exchangers) at user buildings including the Trade & Industrial Tower and the Centre of Excellence in Pediatrics.

Reuben Pui-kwan Chu Managing Director China C&S, I&E, Atech, Hong Kong reubenchu@meinhardt.com.hk

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along Roads D1, D2 & L2 and laying of chilled water and sea water pipes.

Many underground utilities were not shown in the drawings provided by the relevant utility undertakers during the design stage and these utilities obstructed construction of the working pit and the subsequent installation of the DCS pipelines by trenchless method. As a result, it required a non-standard design of temporary works by widening the width of temporary pit below underground utilities using the mining method to suit site constraints. Both contracts are expected to be completed in 2016.

Francis Kung Regional Director I&E - Hong Kong franciskung@meinhardt.com.hk


Client: Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, HKSAR

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HONG KONG

TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE FUTURE As one of the world’s most densely-populated cities, an efficient and reliable transport system is key to Hong Kong’s economic growth.

Meinhardt was awarded Contract No. 1107 of the on-going MTR Shatin to Central Link project as the Contractor’s Designer for the twin-running tunnels between Diamond Hill Station and Kai Tak Station of the East West Corridor. Priding ourselves on providing innovative and buildable solutions for our clients, it was our alternative design proposal for the cut-&-cover tunnels which won us the job.

pile wall cofferdam for construction of the cut-&-cover tunnels. A section of cut-&cover tunnels will be constructed in the launching shaft after completion of the TBM tunnels. The maximum excavation depth in the cofferdams is approximately 18m. Additionally, Meinhardt also provided temporary traffic engineering for the road diversion scheme necessary to facilitate construction of the tunnels.

Engaged as the Contractor’s Designer for the alternative 185m length of permanent cut-&-cover tunnel with cross-over and the 7.1m outer diameter TBM tunnel, Meinhardt used conventional and steel fibre to reinforce concrete segmental linings and all associated major temporary works for construction of the tunnels.

VALUE-ADDED SOLUTIONS Meinhardt’s alternative design proposal for the cut-&-cover tunnels involved raft footing and sheet pile walls temporary works to replace a long section of the reinforced concrete diaphragm cofferdam. This allowed the JV to submit an alternative tender at a price substantially less than the conforming tender. The change to sheet pile wall also offered the benefit of ease of overcoming abandoned piles which are known to exist in the ground.

The major temporary works comprise a 49m long, 27m wide temporary reinforced concrete diaphragm wall cofferdam to initially serve as the TBM launching shaft and an interconnecting 136m long sheet

Chan Kok Siong Managing Director Meinhardt Infrastructure - Singapore ksc@meinhardt-infra.com.sg

YS Go Director Meinhardt Infrastructure - Singapore gys@meinhardt-infra.com.sg

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Reuben Pui-kwan Chu Managing Director China C&S, I&E, Atech, Hong Kong reubenchu@meinhardt.com.hk

Francis Kung Regional Director - I&E, Hong Kong franciskung@meinhardt.com.hk


Client

Guocoland

Design Architect

Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill LLP

Architect (QP)

Architects 61 Pte Ltd

M&E Engineers

Meinhardt

The SCL project comprises two parts – The East West Corridor and the North South Corridor. The approximately 11 km East West Corridor will connect the existing Ma On Shan Line at Tai Wai to the West Rail Line. The North South Corridor will extend the existing East Rail Line across the harbour to Wan Chai North and Admiralty. The length is this extension is approximately 6 km. The estimated construction cost of the SCL project is HK$65 billion (based on September 2011 prices).

The Downtrack and Uptrack cut-&-cover section of tunnels at Kai Tak North are 175m and 185m in length, respectively. The connecting TBM tunnels are 785m and 754 long, respectively. The internal diameter of the TBM tunnel is 6.5m and constructed with a 7.4mm earth pressure balanced TBM. Cross passages are provided at approximately 250m intervals to connect the tunnels. Jet grouting and TAM grouting of the soil were employed to improve the existing ground conditions during tunnelling adjacent to existing structures and for TBM break-in, break-out, interventions and subsequent cross passage construction

KEY FACTS • Subject to statutory government approval, Contract No. 1107 will be the first TBM tunnel project in Hong Kong to use steel fibre reinforced concrete technology for the segmental lining

Client: Chun Wo – SELI Joint Venture (Main Contractor) MTR Corporation Limited (Employer)

• A minimum clearance of 9m has to be provided at the base of the diaphragm wall cofferdam to facilitate launch of the TBM • The EPB TBM is the first to be manufactured in Hong Kong Issue 01 / 2014 / Shaping South Asia

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MALAYSIA

Client: Nusajaya Consolidated Sdn Bhd Architect: DP Architects Sdn Bhd

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CS3 PUTERI HARBOUR Moving on to yet another waterfront property, Parcel CS3 is located within the business and residential hub of Iskandar and overlooks the marinas of Puteri Harbour. Meinhardt was engaged as the Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants for the construction of this upcoming prime mixed development project in this exclusive marina precinct .

Parcel CS3 Puteri Harbour will occupy a gross land area of over 7 acres and feature 2 blocks of 35-st orey apartments, a 35-storey hotel and office, a shopping mall, 4-storey podium car park and a basement car park. Set to be completed in 2017, the mega project costs RM 370 million to build and looks set to epitomise true waterfront luxury living in Puteri Harbour. The project design complies with the Urban Design Guideline (UDG) and is implemented throughout the development to convey a consistent design language. Being a mixed use development project with apartments,

hotels, offices and shopping malls, the project team is committed to retaining the ambience and atmosphere of an exclusive luxury lifestyle. Located near the seafront, the team conducted a wind tunnel text which allows them to determine the actual impact of the wind load on the building.This will enable them to develop a leaner design instead of the conservative load typically determined by the BS Code of Practice. As a result, we would achieve significant cost savings, which is part of the value engineering service that Meinhardt offers.

Ir. Megat Zahari Bin Megat Jaafar

Clement Chen

Technical Director - Malaysia megat.zahari@meinhardt.com.my

Associate Director - Singapore clement.chen@meinhardtgroup.com

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BRUNSFIELD ISKANDAR WATERFRONT

Integrated Waterfront Living at the Heart of Iskandar

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MALAYSIA

ISKANDAR BOOM THE NEXT MEGA ECO-CITY IN SOUTH ASIA Malaysia’s red-hot development region, Iskandar, is set to become a burgeoning waterfront metropolis in the next few years. With an influx of development projects, Iskandar has transformed into a vibrant growth corridor. Read on to find out more about Meinhardt’s role in this exciting property boom.

Meinhardt has been appointed as consultants for the up and coming Brunsfield Iskandar Waterfront which is a proposed mixed development consisting of 3 phases. The RM900 million integrated waterfront city is located at Danga Bay, Johor Bahru and features service apartments, recreation facilities and a luxury resort-style hotel. Phase 1: Construction of two towers of 36-storey service apartments, two blocks of 6-7 storey low-rise service apartments as well as one level of recreation and retail facilities each Phase 2: Features the harbourside precinct which comprises of two towers of 36-storey service apartments with 4 levels of retail Phase 3: 6-storey luxury hotel

SPECIAL FEATURES • Special façade using free cantilever roof top fins made of glass • 250m-long elevated road that runs across the whole development • The project will be constructed on reclaimed land and situated within a manmade lake and marine area

Client: Vestfield Waterfront Development Sdn Bhd Architect: GRA Architects Sdn Bhd

As part of a smart city which makes use of green spaces and celebrates sustainability, the team introduced a deep sewerage reticulation system which is a cost-effective long-term solution to waste disposal.

Ir. Lim Cheng Poh

Clement Chen

Technical Director - Malaysia cplim@meinhardt.com.my

Associate Director - Singapore clement.chen@meinhardtgroup.com

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GLOBAL NEWS

AWARDED RAVI RIVERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT Meinhardt and the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) are involved in a mega urban redevelopment project to transform the River into a sustainable, livable and well-managed waterfront development.

The Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project is a landmark project undertaken by Meinhardt and other consortium partners. As one of the market leaders in providing consultancy services for project management, urban planning and design, water and environmental engineering and civil and structural engineering, the consortium was awarded the Rs 700million job by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA).

CHALLENGE Revive the dying Ravi River to perennial freshwater body for sustainable riverfront development SOLUTION • Maintaining the River flow at certain level so that Riverfront urban development is possible by constructing barrages, weirs and water bodies • Flood mitigation

The scope of work includes Consultancy services for River training, dredging, channelization and construction of barrages, Wastewater treatment, riverfront urban development and the execution of PublicPrivate-Partnership (PPP) modes for the implementation of the project.

Arsad Hossain Director, Water and Environment Division arsad.hossain@meinhardtgroup.com

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• Wastewater treatment before being discharged into the River • Catchment pollution control CHALLENGE Finding suitable financing options (no government funds available)   SOLUTION • Studying the feasibility of various financing options including PPP


MEINHARDT-LED CONSORTIUM AWARDED RAVI RIVERFRONT URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

RAVI RIVER

TOMORROW…

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GLOBAL NEWS

MEINHARDT EXPANDS GLOBAL COLLABORATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING WITH OFFICE 365 MIGRATION The migration to Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint has the aim of bringing the expertise of its specialized engineering staff to large construction projects around the world.

BENEFITS The visible improvement in the way our employees share resources, communicate and create synergy with Office 365 has enabled us to operate more efficiently, bid for new projects and more importantly to better service our clients Dr. Shahzad Nasim

Group Executive Chairman Meinhardt Group

Meinhardt Group has recently migrated to Microsoft Office 365 as its standard platform for email and office applications, and is using Microsoft SharePoint as the knowledge base platform. This has helped us realize cost savings, improved productivity, and new business opportunities from greater collaboration and easier access to the Group’s Global Knowledge Platform. In today’s competitive market, we need collaborative capabilities that would allow us to work on projects in multiple locations thereby reducing operational costs and yet achieving higher productivity. The knowledge based platform in Microsoft Office 365 would help employees create proposals for new business more efficiently as it offers a central repository for project profiles and other content to showcase Meinhardt’s global capabilities.

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ANNUAL SAVINGS • Reduced conference calls and travel expenses • Substantial savings by eliminating the expense of storage devices to backup and archive mailboxes CLOUD-BASED STORAGE OF COLLECTIVE INFORMATION • New business opportunities from easy access to the knowledge database • Reduces support and maintenance burden on IT • Unlimited archive space for storing project documents which are essential for meeting the requirements of Meinhardt’s front-end engineering design teams and project engineers. INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY • Better collaboration among employees which accelerates project schedules and completion • Collaborative capabilities allow employees to work on the same project across different time zones


MEINHARDT ACQUIRES LBW CONSULTANTS LLP Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah Group Director Meinhardt - Singapore

Meinhardt’s acquisition of LBW Consultants LLP, a leading local provider of Civil, Structural and Project Management services has further consolidated the Group’s position in the local consulting market. The move will complement its large pool of talented industry leaders and staff with a proven track record of delivering successful solutions both regionally and internationally.

Led by Er. Dr Lee Bee Wah, LBW Consultants LLP offers vast combined working experience on a wide variety of projects ranging from design, construction supervision and project management of industrial parks, resorts including golf courses, residential, commercial, industrial developments, schools, water and environmental engineering projects.

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Tianjin

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Yangon

MENA

Abu Dhabi Doha Dubai Kuwait City Manama Muscat Riyadh

EUROPE

Istanbul London

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Shaping South Asia 01 _ 2014  

In this issue, we feature some of our notable projects in the region including: Tanjong Pagar Centre - the tallest building in Singapore; Tr...

Shaping South Asia 01 _ 2014  

In this issue, we feature some of our notable projects in the region including: Tanjong Pagar Centre - the tallest building in Singapore; Tr...

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