Mott MacDonald, a global management, engineering and development consultancy, has received the International Headquarters Award by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The accolade is in recognition of the company's commitment to Singapore and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Mott MacDonald has been operating in Singapore for over 43 years. The country is home to its Asia-Pacific and Australasia regional headquarters and employs over 370 people, who specialise in underground tunnelling, buildings, aviation, power and renewable energy, water, oil and gas, urban development, education and health.
As a long-standing partner in Singapore, Mott MacDonald has undertaken many landmark infrastructure projects such as being the consultant to the Singapore Land Transport Authority on the first mass rapid transit line in the country. Last year, the company announced the launch of centres of excellence around advanced building information modelling technologies as well as infrastructure project development and financing capabilities for the power, water and environment sectors. These centres will serve Asia-Pacific and Australasia, with a near-term focus on Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam.
Mott MacDonald's strong foundation in Singapore enables the company to play a key role in the country's vision to have eight in 10 households living within a ten-minute walk from a train station by 2030. The company was commissioned to provide detailed architectural and engineering design for the Thomson East Coast Line (package E1003), which includes four underground stations and a facility building, as well as connecting tunnels and tunnel boring machine launching and receiving shafts in very challenging ground conditions.
The company's involvement in Singapore's cityscape is not limited to the city's rail network. Mott MacDonald also provides engineering services for iconic infrastructure and building projects such as the next-generation 18km North–South cable tunnel, the Star Vista at Buona Vista and Project Jewel at Changi Airport which is currently under construction. After participating in such ground breaking projects in Singapore, Mott MacDonald is able to use this experience to export their solutions and transform the regional landscape.
"In addition to the positive impact that Mott MacDonald continues to have on Singapore's ever-evolving urban landscape, the consultancy contributes significantly to the city's comprehensive engineering services eco-system," said Pin Fen, director of cities, infrastructure and industrial solutions at EDB.
"Mott MacDonald's strong presence provides Singaporeans the opportunity to take on roles such as public-private partnership experts, urban planners, engineers and infrastructure finance advisors to design and deliver complex infrastructure and urban solutions for the region," she added
Ian Galbraith, Mott MacDonald regional managing director for Asia-Pacific and Australasia, said: "As a 16,000 strong global business, our geographical and technical footprints combine to make us a powerful partner, especially for multi-faceted clients operating globally. Our clients receive in-depth insight and understanding of the business environment, stakeholders, goals and challenges, all backed by world-renowned expertise."