SMEC International Pty Ltd of Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Surbana Jurong Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oriental Consultants Global Co. Ltd (OCG) of Japan to build on OCG and SMEC’s successful partnering in South Asia and Asia Pacific and extend it into the South American region.
The MOU supports SMEC’s strategic growth in South America and aligns with its broader strategy of developing key partnerships to provide clients with enhanced project management benefits and global consultancy services.
The MOU was signed by Eiji Yonezawa, President Oriental Consultants Global, and Andy Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer SMEC Holdings. Stephen Lacey, Deputy General Manager OCG and George Lasek, Chief Operation Officer, Americas SMEC were also present as witnesses for the signing.
“We are delighted that the partnership with OCG allows us to continue our growth story by expanding our very deep and long standing relationship into South America. The value add for our clients is enormous. By utilising innovative technologies we keep projects on schedule, reduce technical risks, meet budget requirements and ensure compliance with relevant regulations. Our local knowledge, coupled with international experience, allows us to assist our clients realise additional benefits while continuing to reduce overall project risk,” Andy Goodwin said at the signing ceremony.
“I am extremely pleased to deepen the relationship between SMEC and OCG. Our companies have been cooperating for over five years now to combine our complementary strengths for the mutual advantage of our companies, our Clients, and the stakeholders of the projects we jointly undertake. I look forward to the next chapter in our shared development,” commented Eiji Yonezawa.
SMEC has delivered engineering and management services in different countries for over 30 years and provides consultancy services across the lifecycle of a project from the design and construction phase, through to operations and maintenance, and until final decommissioning
About Oriental Consultants Global
Oriental Consultants Global provides comprehensive management services for complex projects, ranging from project creation to the management of planning, design and construction, and facility management and operations, under the principles of prompt, locally-based actions and attentive services. www.oriconsulglobal.com
SMEC’s origins date back to the iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme in 1949. Today SMEC is consistently recognised for technical excellence and design innovation by the world’s leading engineering bodies. Striving to deliver service excellence across a range of industry sectors, SMEC has developed and refined a core service offering covering the lifecycle of a project. SMEC’s projects help to generate economic wealth and provide essential infrastructure services in some of the world’s fastest growing economies. SMEC is a member of the Surbana Jurong Group. www.smec.com
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About Surbana Jurong
Surbana Jurong Private Limited (SJ) is one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, SJ provides one-stop consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.
Headquartered in Singapore and wholly owned by Temasek Holdings, the SJ Group has a global workforce of 13,000 employees in 113 offices across 44 countries in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and an annual turnover of around S$1.3 billion.
SJ has a track record of over 50 years, and has built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and developed over 50 industrial parks globally.
SJ’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. SJ creates spaces and infrastructure services where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.