AECOM and Keppel Urban Solutions Pte. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 5 to collaborate on urban solutions and smart infrastructure development opportunities across key territories in the Asia Pacific region.

Both parties will capitalize on each other’s strengths, expertise, and resources to position for scalable infrastructure opportunities in key markets like Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Vietnam and China and will collaborate on core areas of urban development, core infrastructure (power, water, waste, information and communications technology and transportation) and urban solutions. The AECOM side of the strategic partnership will be led by Scott Dunn, Vice President, Southeast Asia.

In a ceremony hosted by Keppel, Sean Chiao, President, Asia Pacific, AECOM and Cindy Lim, Director of Group Corporate Development, Keppel Corporation & MD, Keppel Urban Solutions, signed the agreement in the presence of senior executives from both companies, including Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation, Tan Swee Yiow, CEO of Keppel Land and Dr Ong Tiong Guan, CEO of Keppel Infrastructure. Billy Wong, AECOM’s Regional Executive of Southeast Asia and Jee Yi Yng, Arnel Casanova and Setiaji Hadiprayitno, AECOM’s country representatives for Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia respectively, were also present.

The preferred partner agreement between the two leading infrastructure companies, each with its own legacy of globally successful projects, will allow for joint bidding and resourcing arrangements to compete for large scale, critical infrastructure and urban development projects in the region.

“Collaboration is critical as the region confronts the growing challenges of accelerating urbanization. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Keppel Urban Solutions, founded upon our respective and complementary strengths in delivering and implementing bold, sustainable and resilient solutions for cities across Asia Pacific,” said Mr Chiao.