[SPONSORED REPORTS] SsangYong E&C take on 3rd project in Singapore
Located in northern Singapore, Woodlands WHC will be an IT-integrated health facility armed with cutting edge technology. The campus will have eight buildings with a capacity of 1,800 beds and construction will begin in January 2021.
Only four joint ventures, including SsangYong E&C, made it through the Alternative Design Solutions and Price Quality Method evaluation. It is said that SsangYong E&C caught the Singaporean Ministry’s eyes because of its previous safety management records and its CEO’s cordial participation.
“Given that the joint venture was made within Korean bidders in order to prevent a low-price war of attrition, and consequently winning the technology evaluation against the Japanese counterpart who already has five major hospital construction contracts within Singapore region, this contract has significant meanings to us,” said a SsangYong E&C official.
This means SsangYong E&C added another medical facility construction case to its portfolio, totaling 12,000 beds worldwide. It’s SsangYong E&C’s third hospital contract in Singapore after Tan Tock Seng Hospital (1,211 beds) and New K.K Hospital (825 beds) construction. SsangYong E&C has undertaken 42 projects in Singapore in total worth of $6.2 billion.
Due to the Singaporean government’s intention of making Woodland Health Campus a futuristic and ultramodern medical facility, the medical apparatuses and other various machineries for the campus are yet to be decided.
SsangYong E&C will have to tackle a seriously complicated floor and electric installation plans. Even the Singaporean government said it would be a “nightmare” for architects due to the building plan’s susceptible nature.
Re-assembling the premade building structures at the site brings another challenge. To tackle this, SsangYong E&C invested 4 billion won ($3.4 million) to install hundreds of mock ups of the structure to oversee the process.