SMEC and Japan-based integrated engineering consulting firm, Oriental Consultants Global (OCG), have formally renewed our long-standing partnership, signing a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

SMEC and OCG’s collaboration began in 2011 and has expanded over the past eight years to include the delivery of a range of major global infrastructure projects, many of which have been funded by the Japanese Government. Examples of these projects include the Jamuna Railway Bridge project in Bangladesh; New Kelani Bridge project in Sri Lanka; Jabodebek Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Indonesia, and the North South Commuter Railway (NSCR) DED Phase 2 in the Philippines.

Mr Poologasundram says that during these challenging times, consistency and reliability delivered through strong partnerships are more important than ever.

“As we navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our clients are relying on us to support and guide them in delivering essential infrastructure that not only meets today’s requirements but plays a vital role in rebuilding a post-pandemic world.”

“The establishment of our new partnership strategy, now formalised through the MOU, builds on our joint success and puts both organisations in a strong position to pursue emerging opportunities.”

Mr. Yonezawa also commented, “On behalf of OCG, I appreciate the partnership with SMEC. I believe our partnership is one of our most successful collaborations, as we have successfully delivered more than 20 projects and completed two staff exchange programs under the MOU.”

“I hope all of our employees and their families are keeping safe and look forward to being able to meet with our partners at SMEC in the future.”

For more information, see our media release.

Image: Station render on the North South Commuter Railway (NSCR) in the Philippines, a project which SMEC and OCG are collaborating to deliver.