Asia Civil begins long term contract in the Middle East

Asia Civil has recently secured a three-year contract to deliver construction management services for a multinational manufacturer's operations in the Middle East.

The contract requires Asia Civil to establish a "design & build" capability inside the client's organisation for undertaking turnkey marine infrastructure projects. This work includes developing a comprehensive management system and procedures for implementation within the client's organisation, in addition to having direct responsibility for project delivery across multiple sites in the region.

The projects are generally being delivered within defense bases or high security facilities, therefore the restricted environment requires Asia Civil to undertake highly detailed engineering, construction sequencing, procurement and logistics planning. Additionally, given the projects involve both civil and marine infrastructure scope, robust health and safety procedures covering offshore and onshore operations are being developed.

Asia Civil staff have mobilised in the United Arab Emirates to commence project planning and also in the United States to work with the client's management and manufacturing teams.

 

Consultancy Services Agreement for the Implementation of Lampunut Development Project

PT Maruwai Coal (a subsidiary of Adaro Energy Tbk) has engaged PT. Asia Civil Indonesia to provide consultancy services for a variety of roles and tasks in support of their Lampunut Development Project in a remote region of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

 

PT Maruwai Coal is set to become a leading Indonesian metallurgical coal mining company through the completion of the Lampunut project. Adaro Energy Tbk has developed into a vertically integrated organization, with pit-to-power subsidiaries including mining, barging, ship-loading, dredging, port services, marketing and power generation. The company aims to be a leading integrated coal mining and energy group in Southeast Asia.

 

The Maruwai basin is the generic name for a large, high quality metallurgical coal deposit in Central and East Kalimantan that was discovered in the late 1990s. The Lampunut coal deposit is one of seven coal concession contracts of work in Central and East Kalimantan controlled by Adaro Energy Tbk within the Maruwai basin.

The scope of works associated with the development of the Lampunut deposit includes:

  1. Earthworks, Roads & Bridges 

  2. Logistics Services              

  3. Coal Wash Plant

  4. Permanent Village

  5. Port UpgradeNew Barge Transfer Terminal  

 

The project is well underway with first coal expected in 2019. The engagement is strategically important for PT Asia Civil Indonesia, adding a blue chip Indonesian Client to our portfolio, expanding our business into Kalimantan and the mining sector.

 

PT. Asia Civil Indonesia forms partnership with BubbleDeck International A/S

PT Asia Civil Indonesia has formed a partnership with BubbleDeck International A/S to use BubbleDeck voided bi-axial floor system as the core technology to provide alternative green building solutions that will help Indonesia overcome challenges with urbanisation, affordable housing, pollution, sustainability and construction productivity and quality.


 

Our business plan is focused on the innovative integration and application of new green technologies and products, rigorous planning, virtual construction and a manufacturing-like system approach to provide alternative affordable building solutions, in a collaborative environment, that overcome many of the complications in local / traditional construction to provide superior project outcomes, in terms of safety, cost, quality, buildability, schedule and sustainability for all stakeholders over the life of the asset and a better quality of working and living for occupants and owners.

 

The key benefits of using BubbleDeck’s voided bi-axial floor system include:

  1. Faster completion - quick and easy to implement.

  2. Better total economy – lower GDV and higher NPV for development

  3. Lower construction risk

  4. Superior Architectural Design

  5. Greater flexibility

    • design freedom

    • no beams and column heads

    • longer spans and cantilevers – up to 50% further than traditional structures.

  6. Increased Relative Strength

  7. Better quality – controlled manufacturing environment

  8. Environmental, social and economic benefits

    • up to a level of 50 % more compared with traditional alternatives

    • all ‘plastic balls’ are manufactured from Indonesia’s plastic waste

    • every 1kg of recycled plastic balls saves 60kg to 100kg of concrete

  9. Improved sustainability – over an asset’s life cycle

  10. Lightweight building envelopes

    • up to 35 % reduction in dead weight of floor system

    • up to 50 % reduction in dead weight of total building construction

    • smaller foundation sizes

    • Earthquake proof- Lower seismic mass

  11. Local content - 100%


 

A key outcome from the partnership will be the establishment of a local design centre for BubbleDeck floor system technology that will harness the latest technology from BubbeDeck International and leading applications of the technology from Australia and other regions currently using the technology. The design centre will service Indonesia initially and at a latter date can service the BubbleDeck family in the ASEAN region.


 

PT. BubbleDeck Solutions Indonesia has a ten (10) Ha manufacturing facility in Bekasi and has commenced its launch phase plans linked to an initial pipeline of potential projects.

BubbleDeck - Enabling Indonesia to “Build More with Less”.

Asia Civil begins building contract for Coca-Cola Amatil

In partnership with PT. Harafiel Tri Jaya, PT. Asia Civil Indonesia has been awarded a contract to modify an existing Coca-Cola Amatil facility in Sumatra for the installation of a new product line.

 

Located in Lampung, the open book construction contract will be undertaken with an accelerated delivery program involving demolition, civil, architectural and MEP works. Asia Civil and Harafiel Tri Jaya will also assist with the installation of specialised imported equipment. The works will be carried out in a live bottling facility, requiring careful interface management and planning with Coca Cola Amatil to ensure there is no downtime to operations. 

This is the second project Asia Civil and Harafiel Tri Jaya have undertaken together and reflects the companies shared focus on servicing Indonesia's industrial building market.

PT. Asia Civil Indonesia attends key industry conferences

On invitation from respective government agencies, PT. Asia Civil Indonesia this week attended two major industry conferences in Jakarta.

 

The Pertamina Energy Forum held on 13th December at Raffles Hotel extensively covered opportunities in Indonesia for renewable energy and best practices in project implementation & development. Speakers included the Vice-Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources Arcandra Tahar and the Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Indonesia, Handry Satriago. PT. Asia Civil Indonesia is currently exploring opportunities to develop power generation assets, with a particular focus on LNG and renewable energy projects across Indonesia.

The Indonesian Infrastructure Guarantee Fund (IIGF) held its annual National Infrastructure Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on 14th December. This objective of this event is to bring together the main stakeholders in infrastructure development - both government and private sector representatives - to discuss ways and means of ensuring optimal development of infrastructure in Indonesia, as well as to contribute to an enhanced partnership for development between the public and private sectors. PT. Asia Civil Indonesia is currently in discussions with IIGF regarding a number of key infrastructure projects in the country. 

Asia Civil to deliver 38km elevated highway in Jakarta

PT. Asia Civil Indonesia has been awarded a contract to provide Project Management services for the design, fabrication, transport and erection of steel girder beams for the Jakarta-Cikampek II Elevated Toll Road (JAPEK II) Project.

 

The USD 1.2 billion JAPEK II Project is one of Indonesia’s largest infrastructure initiatives. It is particularly complex given that the new 38-kilometre highway is being constructed above an existing highly congested eight-lane toll road, with high speed rail and light rail projects being constructed concurrently either side of the new elevated highway.

 

The Project Management services is being provided to one of Indonesia’s premier contracting and fabrication companies, PT. Bukaka Teknik Utama.

 

The Project Management services scope covers the following:

  • supply of steel plate;

  • the design, fabrication and erection of 215,000-tonne of 45m to 75m long steel girder beams;

  • erection of multiple long span sections ranging in lengths from 100m to 120m;

  • design, fabrication and installation of lead rubber bearings and expansion Joints;

  

Construction Engineering services are being provided in association with specialist consultant, YWL Engineering Pte Ltd. 

 

The Construction Engineering services scope includes:

  • developing concept designs and methodology for erection;

  • developing solutions and design for major temporary works;

  • providing specialist advice on major plant and equipment;

 

 

The services are being provided by a mix of local and foreign resources

Asia Civil completes pile testing services for major building project in Papua New Guinea

Asia Civil has completed a contract for China Railway Construction & Engineering for the coordination and witnessing of pile testing on a major building project in Papua New Guinea.

This contract involved Asia Civil providing expert witnessing and management of pile testing for the construction of new court facilities in Port Moresby. Once complete the complex will house fourteen courtrooms, judges’ chambers, holding cells and other support services. It will also house the Papua New Guinea National Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

 

Under Asia Civil’s supervision, 37 piles in total were tested at an average of five per day.

 

This is the second project Asia Civil has completed in Papua New Guinea following the delivery of several procurement packages for the West New Britain BRIRAP Highway Upgrade Project.

Asia Civil attends Macquarie Group's 2017 Indonesia Infrastructure & Commodities Conference

Building on the company's ongoing collaboration with Macquarie Projects, Asia Civil attended this event in Jakarta on the 24th August which focused on opportunities in transport & energy infrastructure.

Key speakers included Harold Tjiptadjaja, Chief Investment Officer of Indonesia Infrastructure Fund (IIF), and Rainier Haryanto, Program Director of KPPIP, which is a government agency responsible for accelerating the development of priority infrastructure projects in Indonesia. 

Asia Civil awarded feasibility study contract for industrial development

PT. Asia Civil Indonesia has been engaged to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a port and mixed-use industrial estate in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

 

The development site will be assessed across multiple uses, with the study also incorporating the associated development of marine and civil infrastructure, LNG receiving facilities, power generation and transmission, logistics facilities (including cold storage), agri-bio hubs and industrial buildings.

 

Asia Civil’s client is a consortium of major Indonesian and foreign investment and property development companies. For this engagement they ran a competitive technical and commercial tender, from which Asia Civil was selected the winner from a field of globally recognised management consultancy firms. Work will commence immediately and be completed by September 2017.

Asia Civil completes technical due diligence for beef feedlot & processing facility

PT. Asia Civil Indonesia has completed a technical feasibility for the design and construction of a state-of-the-art 10,000 head beef feedlot and processing facility. 

 

Located in Java, this project involves extensive civil earthworks, utilities, roadworks and associated logistics infrastructure. Furthermore significant building scope is required for cattle shelter, administration offices, an export-quality abattoir, boning room, veterinarian facilities, feed pens, cattle yards, manure-to-organic fertilizer plant and other ancillary buildings such as chemical stores, security offices and weighbridges.

 

Significant green energy initiatives have been incorporated into the design including rainwater harvesting systems, water treatment plant, solar energy and utilization of rice crop byproduct for bedding of pens.

 

PT. Asia Civil Indonesia is the exclusive EPC contractor for this development with works to commence onsite by June 2017.

Asia Civil opens local office in Indonesia

Asia Civil has recently incorporated an Indonesian business to help support on the group's growing workload in the country. Located in South Jakarta, this office will focus on providing both advisory and EPC services for civil infrastructure, building, industrial and energy projects across Indonesia. Contact details for the office can be found here.

Services contract secured for high rise residential development in Batam

Asia Civil has been awarded a services contact to conduct full technical and commercial due diligence and provide delivery recommendations for a high rise development in Batam, Indonesia. The engagement will be undertaken for a major Middle Eastern bank and Asia Civil's resources will mobilize in Batam for an immediate commencement.

Asia Civil to deliver project services for commercial fit out project in Jakarta

Asia Civil has secured a contract to provide Project & Construction Management services for a 7,500 square meter commercial fit out in Indonesia. Located in one of South Jakarta's premier office towers, the project will be delivered for a major global bank. Covering more than three floors it will be the corporate office for the bank's executive management team for Indonesia.

 

Asia Civil's team have commenced the design phase of the project with construction expected to start in June 2017.

Asia Civil awarded hotel project in Mumbai, India

Marking the company's first project in India, Asia Civil have been awarded a contract for Project & Construction Management Services for completion of a 130-room boutique hotel in Mumbai.

 

Working with renowned Singaporean architecture and interior design firm Formwerkz Ptd Ltd, Asia Civil will support both the project owners and designers in the turnkey delivery of this project.

 

A unique aspect of this project is due to the restricted footprint of the hotel location, Asia Civil will design and implement a range of modular construction solutions, drawing on their supply chain across Indo-Pacific and leveraging on their strategic partnership with Singapore's Utopia Living.

Asia Civil completes Engineering Study for Laos Hydropower Tunnel Project

Asia Civil were engaged to complete a Technical and Commercial Engineering Study document (275-pages) detailing the overall delivery approach for completing a 11.5km, 5.5-metre diameter TBM tunnel as part of a hydropower project. This package of work is valued at over USD $70-million.

 

Asia Civil conducted a geological review on the site and the proposed tunnel alignment, helped develop the project programme, produced the necessary labour, plant and equipment scheduling, drafted a comprehensive Project Execution Plan, managed the Risk & Opportunity review, coordinated the temporary works design and site layout, conducted value engineering exercises and undertook a complete project commercial and legal review, including all customs and taxation requirements.

 

Our scope also involved preparing the project cost and procurement plan for over USD 18.50-million of goods and services, including developing the Project Logistics Plan for transporting these items from international vendors to the site’s extremely remote location in the Laos highlands. This work included the sourcing, fabrication and delivery of specialist items such as conveyors, rails, workshops, precast segment facilities, and precision precast segment moulds.

 

Our engagment was subsequently extended to assisting in presenting the proposal to the project owners in Korea, where we helped finalise the commercial bid and negotiate the succesful award of the contract for our client. 

Asia Civil completes Raffles T2 Cement Silo Project in Singapore

Asia Civil’s management team, through a Pan United Corporation construction vehicle wholly managed the development, on a turnkey basis, of Raffles Cement’s new 25,000t cement storage facility. The role included management of engineering, authority approvals, procurement, construction, completion and all commercial matters. 

 

This non-traditional, transparent delivery model reduced the total contract value by a substantial margin compared to traditional approaches, whilst achieving outstanding safety and quality results. Our people’s “hands on” focus towards project planning, design, procurement and construction was a key element of the project’s success, allowing Raffles Cement to be the first company to commence operations on the new Jurong Port T2 Development.

 

Time and cost savings were achieved through our use of innovative delivery solutions/methods which capitalised on Singapore’s productivity incentive schemes, including the use of slipforming, precast concrete, offshore modular fabrication and mechanization to optimize use of foreign labour.

Key Features

• Supply & Placement of 10,000 cubic metres of reinforced concrete

• Construction of  105-metres of reinforced concrete silo walls in 30-days using slipform technique

• Supply, Installation & Commissioning of cement handling equipment, instrumentation & controls

• Construction of Electrical Substation, LV consumer room & MCC room

• Construction of Control Building, Office and external works.

• Utility extensions (Telecom, Water, Sewer, Electrical)

• Supply & installation of Fire & Safety systems

​Asia Civil completes services contract for industrial development in Africa

Asia Civil recently completed a Project Review for Prosperity Equity Partners, a New York based investment fund that provides advisory services and investment capital to businesses and projects in Southern Africa.

 

This review covered a proposed development in Madagascar involving the design and construction of a complex food processing facility. A key feature of the project is the supply, installation and commissioning of specialized mechanical systems from Europe, thereby requiring high quality construction to meet the manufacturers strict tolerance levels for operation.

 

Drawing on Asia Civil’s experience in successfully delivering major projects in emerging markets, including industrial facilities, the review involved the identification and analysis of the key commercial and technical risks and opportunities involved in completing the project.

 

Asia Civil’s Project Services capabilities are highly valued by investment institutions, management consultancies and accounting firms as we provide a holistic perspective of the overall project delivery process. Our input can be engaged prior to project commencement, or during the actual delivery on developments where owners or investors have concerns regarding the surety of a project’s outcome.

Slipform Topout on T2 Raffles Cement Silo Project in Singapore

Asia Civil today achieved top out of the outer silo wall on the T2 Raffles Cement Silo Project. In collaboration with our regional slipform partners Gletibau GBG, the 75m high structure was completed in less than three weeks, demonstrating the industry leading capabilities of Asia Civil – Gleitbau in slipform construction methodology.

Strategic Partnership formed with Jumeira Consulting

Asia Civil recently established a strategic partnership with Jumeira Consulting, a global IT project management firm which specializes in cloud computing and specialized systems for the engineering and construction sector.

 

In collaboration Asia Civil and Jumeira Consulting will pursue and deliver complex technology projects throughout Asia, focusing specifically on the delivery of energy efficient Data Center facilities. The combination of Asia Civil’s engineering capability and Jumeira Consulting’s technical and operational expertise providing an ideal delivery solution for clients in the region.

 

This partnership is an extension of the work Jumeira Consulting has completed for Asia Civil which includes the establishment and management of Asia Civil’s cloud-based collaboration platform, document control system, communications, video conferencing facilities, cost control and financial systems.

Regional Collaboration Agreement formalised with Gleitbau GBG

Asia Civil are pleased to announce the signing of a strategic regional collaboration agreement with world-leading slipform company Gleitbau GBG. Asia Civil - Gleitbau will offer clients throughout South East Asia a full service delivery model for completing slip form projects such as high rise, silos, dams, deep shafts and bridges.

Strategic Alliance signed with Smith Advisory Group

Further strengthening our project services business, Asia Civil have agreed a strategic alliance with Las Vegas based Smith Advisory Group, a specialist global consultancy which provides full-scope development services with a particular expertise in large scale casino-hotel projects. The Asia Civil – Smith Hospitality Group partnership will immediately commence pursuing casino, entertainment and large scale hospitality developments across Asia by offering a full suite of services beginning with project assessment and feasibility, through to project delivery and commissioning management.

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