BUILDING & ENGINEERING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Singapore’s 15 largest engineering firms 2013

Each boasted of playing key roles in sculpting Singapore landscape.

Surbana International Consultants has topped Singapore Business Review’s inaugural list of 15 largest engineering firms in Singapore based on the number of employed engineers. The data was primarily obtained from the Professional Engineers Board and company surveys.

Surbana, with 47 engineers, claimed to have played a key role in sculpting the unique skyline of Singapore, reclaiming almost 10% of the island and creating over one million homes for more than 80% of the population.

“In recent years, we have successfully exported our expertise overseas and delivered many award-winning solutions for different project types including commercial, industrial, infrastructure and mixed-use developments.”

Jurong Consultants came next with 42 engineers.

AECOM Singapore is third with 40 engineers. AECOM has been actively contributing to the development of Singapore’s landscape since the inaugural project in 1969 – the design and supervision of the premier dry dock in Sembawang Shipyard.

Fourth is US firm Parsons Brinckerhoff with 39 engineers.

CPG Consultants, the corporatised entity of the former Singapore Public Works Department, ranked fifth with 37 engineers.

Outside the Big Five

Sixth is Arup with 28 engineers. Arup is central to the transformation of Singapore’s premier waterfront destination, having contributed to three major developments including Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, The Helix and The Singapore Flyer.

WorleyParsons and Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner tied at seventh place with 24 engineers each.

Meinhardt Singapore landed at ninth post with 22 engineers. T.Y.Lin International is at 10th place with 19 engineers. T.Y Lin have been serving Singapore and the Region for over 40 years, delivering over 600 projects for over 400 clients. T.Y Lin have contributed to the development of a significant portion of the MRT network and it’s associated infrastructure including Kim Chuan Depot and the proposed Mandai Depot for the Thomson Line.

J.M.Pang & Seah tied with Mott Macdonald (MM) at 11th place. Both employ 14 engineers. J.M Pang & Seah became part  of PON Asia Holding on 1 June 2012. MM just celebrated its 40th anniversary in Singapore this year.MM has been involved in the growth of Singapore’s key infrastructures such as the MRT, road tunnels and cable tunnels for more than 30 years.


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