SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING09 Sep 2020
Nippon Koei and Surbana Jurong partner to design sustainable and resilient urban development in Asia
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Singapore – Nippon Koei, an international engineering consultant and Surbana Jurong, a global multidisciplinary urban and infrastructure design consultancy, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), committing to deliver sustainable and resilient solutions to urban and infrastructure development projects worldwide. This is part of the firms’ joint action on climate change mitigation and resiliency.

Under the MOU, Nippon Koei and Surbana Jurong will harness their combined knowledge and experience in climate change adaptation, resilience enhancement and smart technologies to deliver these solutions.

Each partner will bring complementary expertise to this collaboration. Nippon Koei has proven capabilities in disaster preparedness in Japan and government-funded projects in other countries including Official Development Assistance for world-class engineering design projects. Surbana Jurong, on the other hand, has a track record in delivering innovative and smart solutions for sustainability and resiliency in master planning, urban, residential and industrial development, coastal protection and reclamation around the world. 

Both consulting firms have been collaborating on sustainability and resiliency since 2018. A notable project is the 9,460-hectare New Clark City in the Philippines. Slated for completion in 2065, it will be the country’s first smart, green and disaster-resilient metropolis. Building on strong ties, Nippon Koei and Surbana Jurong will identify sustainable project opportunities globally, especially in Asia where public-private partnerships can encourage the adoption of smart technologies to scale up urban initiatives and solutions. This approach will contribute towards the shared vision of building sustainable and liveable cities.