AUP’s team will join Aurecon on 1 January 2016 and Aurecon will acquire the assets of the AUP business.
Aurecon’s managing director for Asia Anthony Barry said: “This merger is part of Aurecon’s ongoing strategy to grow our business in Asia. A strong business in Singapore with local leaders and experts is a vital element of that strategy. With increased capacity in Singapore, we can add significant value from our Singapore offices to our clients’ projects that are being developed all over the region. As an investment and technology hub, Singapore is a great place to be in business.”
He added: “Technically difficult projects like super-tall buildings, data centres, sophisticated manufacturing and large healthcare facilities, play to Aurecon’s sweet spot. In AUP, we have found a like-minded partner who is as passionate about innovation as we are. We are excited by the market access the AUP team brings to our business, so we can further leverage our global skills and expertise into this market.”
Aurecon and AUP know each other well and have previously collaborated on several projects, including the reconstruction of the Golden Pagoda Buddhist Temple on Tampines Link and the development of a cement storage facility at Jurong Port.
AUP’s director LK Koh said the merger would bring additional value to his company’s clients. “We are delighted to be joining Aurecon, a global company with impressive technical expertise, especially in building information modelling (BIM). Our past collaborations have been successful and shown that we can work together to bring value to our clients’ projects. Furthermore, I am thrilled by the opportunities this merger creates for our clients, as well as our employees and business partners by offering a full range of building engineering services including civil and structural, mechanical and electrical, façade and environmentally sustainable engineering.”