Issue 26

DSA Engineering

Exceeding Expectations Writer:Matthew StaffProject Manager:Tom Cullum Since 2005, employee-owned, London-based construction specialist, DSA Engineering Ltd has capitalised on its considerable strengths as a small and flexible operator to tackle some of the biggest regional projects around the world.Owned primarily by the Company’s directors and subsequently by any employees who choose to take up the option of shares in the business, the result is a personable, agile and fast-reacting enterprise that has proven time and time again that it can carry out excellent and profitable works.“We provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection consulting engineering for buildings. We can also provide related engineering services such as vertical transportation and lighting design,” introduces DSA’s Managing Director, David Stillman. “We are very experienced and have proven ourselves able to adhere to sustainability requirements around the globe with projects assessed under all standards and certifications across LEED, BREEAM, ESTIDAMA, Lotus, RT2012, etc.”The strength of DSA’s reputation built from inception in the UK has enabled the business to go forth and strive on a truly international scale, consequently being appointed contracts for key projects on numerous continents.Stillman elaborates: “These include the 70-storey Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City; the 92-storey twin Hermitage Towers in Paris; the new 10 million passenger a year Larnaca Airport in Cyprus; the 68-storey 330,000 square metre Vietin Bank Commercial Centre in Hanoi; the 120,000 square metre SABIC Headquarters in Saudi Arabia; the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre in Kuwait; and the International Bank of Qatar’s new Headquarters in Doha. “These projects led to new appointments for

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PT Saka Energi Indonesia

Power to Discover Writer:Phoebe CalverProject Manager:Josh Hyland PT Saka Energi Indonesia is perfectly positioned as the preferred partner to develop Indonesia’s oil & gas industry on both a national and international level.As a wholly-owned subsidiary of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara - Indonesia’s largest natural gas transportation and distribution Company - Saka Energi was established on 27 June, 2011, with the aim of securing long-term gas supplies for PGN.“At present Saka is managing 10 PSCs in Indonesia and one shale gas block in the US,” explains Tumbur Parlindungan, Chief Executive Officer of PT Saka Energi Indonesia. “Three of the aforementioned are fully operated by Saka, holding a 100 percent interest stake in Pangkah PSC, South PSC and Wokam II PSC.”Despite its success in the past six years, the Company is no stranger to adversity, having to compile strategies which would combat the difficult times faced by the oil & gas industry. The decline in oil prices was still impacting companies in 2016 but Saka faced this troubling time with calm perseverance and the implementation of a confident business strategy.“While focusing on improving our performance on all fronts, we had to work positively towards achieving our long-term goals,” continues Parlindungan. “This hard work and perseverance was rewarded with several successes in 2016, with our sound liquidity allowing for the flexibility to implement an optimum funding strategy to fuel growth in the Company.”The past year has subsequently brought many awards for the Company, including: Continued Exploration Efforts Award, a Tata Biwara Utama Award, a Patra Nirbhaya Karya Pratama Award, and the

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Amos International

Vision and Foresight on the Path Less Travelled Writer:Phoebe CalverProject Manager:Eddie Clinton All Marine Offshore Solutions, also known as AMOS International, has experienced an incredibly successful evolution, transforming itself from a traditional ship supplier providing technical and provisional stores, to a solutions provider which offers its clients a comprehensive range of solutions.AMOS’ modus operandi - termed the AMOS way - is consistently replicated across its overseas offices spread across parts of Asia - namely China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka - which enables the Company to deliver the same one-stop style of solution to customers wherever they are in Asia.Founded in 2003 by Managing Director, Danny Lien, AMOS now predominantly places its focus on providing marine and offshore solutions in Asia. The Company has grown exponentially since inception and manages to constantly evolve in the highly competitive industry that it is working in, and through its service offering and quality, it has become the preferred solutions provider in the industry.“Both the vision and foresight of the management team, combined with the outstanding teamwork at AMOS fuels the Company’s effort to continuously strive for quality and excellence and the unwavering desire to provide the best possible service to customers,” explains Danny Lien. “We have grown significantly over the past 13 years and will continue to use our AMOS fundamentals to move from strength to strength in the years to come.”Propensity to thriveThe business model of AMOS in the early years of inception was one of a trader and goods consolidator, assisting customers in global sourcing and procurement

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JLT Asia

Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s prominence in Asia is a long and distinguished one; virtue of its association with the Jardine Matheson Group of Companies and compounded by an almost unrivalled understanding of all global markets.

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HSC Healthcare Group

From Local Enterprise to Regional Player Writer:Phoebe CalverProject Manager:Callam Waller HSC Healthcare Group’s inception began with the opening of HSC Medical Centre, in Kuala Lumpur in 2003, and since day one it has been committed to medical excellence and world-class one-stop healthcare delivery.With the success of its flagship medical centre as a springboard, HSC has widened its vision to pursue health and wellness beyond clinical care, and today it is an internationally respected healthcare Group with operations which span the entire wellness chain; from medical centres, to its own brand of health supplement, mobile health application, and an aesthetic centre.At present with three growing businesses and three new businesses in the pipeline for development - all of which will come into fruition this year - it is a very exciting time for the Group.The Group Chief Executive Officer at HSC Healthcare, Derrick Chan, discusses the success and ever-widening vision of the Group and its commitment to being the best healthcare provider in the industry.Asia Outlook (AsO):  With regards to the expansion of the Group, how has its core specialities and departments diversified over the years?Derrick Chan (DC): We are expanding our operations in terms of scope and geographically but it all goes back to the focus on health and wellness as we position HSC as the region’s leading world-class healthcare provider.Currently, we have HSC Medical Center Kuala Lumpur, our Group’s flagship and a pioneer in Malaysia specialising in heart, stroke and cancer; followed by HSC Integrative Medicine, our own labeled health supplement and MobileHealth2U that offers health monitoring

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Singapore National Eye Centre

International Eminence in Ophthalmology Writer:Phoebe CalverProject Manager:Callam Waller In the middle of Singapore’s transition from a manufacturing-based economy to a knowledge-based “value creation” hub in 1990, the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) was established.At that time, cataract was the major cause of blindness. Over time, this was compounded by an epidemic of myopia in young schoolchildren, leading to visual problems later in life. Concurrently, with an ageing population, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were becoming major problems.Fortunately, at the same time, the practice of ophthalmology was experiencing a revolution enabled by new technology. A prime example of this was eye doctors’ transition from standard extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) to small incision “sutureless” phacoemulsification, a method which gave both positive and predictable clinical outcomes in a faster recovery time.“We saw the gradual transition from in-patient surgeries into day surgeries and the gradual replacement of general with local anaesthesia during procedures,” begins Professor Wong, the 5th Medical Director at Singapore National Eye Centre. “These changes provided the foundations for a standalone ambulatory eye centre, giving birth to the true concept of SNEC.”Undoubtedly, the establishment of SNEC as the national specialist centre for eye care that would be independent from the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) was one of the most profound changes for ophthalmology in Singapore, a change which would subsequently accelerate many other changes in the practice of eye care.Ahead of its timeBeginning with a team of only nine, Professor Arthur Lim, the founding Medical Director of SNEC, experienced considerable resistance as a number felt uncomfortable leaving SGH as

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PT. Bauer Pratama Indonesia

German Greatness Facilitates Indonesian Ingenuity   Writer:Matthew Staff Project Manager:Tom Cullum   Despite being part of one of the most prominent global industry groups, P.T. BAUER Pratama Indonesia is blazing a trail for itself across Indonesia; balancing its global resources with a considerate local emphasis to reach its target of becoming the number one company in the country. As a subsidiary of the German behemoth, BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, its role across construction, manufacturing, oil & gas, and resource domains has never been in question, but since its inception in the nation in 1992, it has overcome a series of economic, logistical and industry challenges to become the most renowned and reliable operator in its field. “Leveraging the success of an organisation that has been established for 235 years, is present in 72 countries and employs more than 10,000 people; our 25-year presence in Indonesia has been a huge beneficiary of this global influence,” introduces the Company’s Asst. Managing Director, Hemanth Narayanan. “In the beginning we were set up alongside a local company, but over the years we have grown and for the past 15 of them, we have been a 100 percent German-owned entity. “Similarly, we have also developed from comprising just three or four drilling rigs in the beginning, to now house around 12; a number which fluctuates depending on the movement of equipment across our regional network.” It is this latter point which offers a glimpse into P.T. BAUER’s success in Indonesia, in being able to capitalise on the huge amounts of resources not

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Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Ltd (SAESL)

Servicing the Best by the Best Writer:Matthew StaffProject Manager:Tom Cullum For the best part of two decades, Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL) has diversified, expanded and innovated its way to prominence in becoming the MRO operator of choice for some of the biggest names in the aviation world.Incorporated initially in 1999 as part of the first ever order by Singapore Airlines for Rolls-Royce engines, the successful completion of this project set the tone for the following 18 years, with the Company’s facility since expanding four times.The addition of a dedicated component repair facility in 2010 has been followed by the addition of its own extra-large test cell in 2014, extensive new offices, and enhanced Trent 1000 and Trent XWB build space in 2015 to further solidify SAESL’s evolution in the market - now alongside its merged sister Company, IECO - and from a team of just 15 in 1999, the current complement of more than 1,000 employees across three state-of-the-art sites epitomises the Company’s influence in the present day and the rapidity of its overall development.“Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL) is a joint venture Company between Rolls-Royce Plc and SIA Engineering Company which, since inception, has become a market leader for both engine overhaul and component repair services,” adds the Company’s Vice President of Customer Business and Procurement, Simon Morris. “, SAESL has serviced more than 2,300 engines, supporting more than 26 customers on all continents, and while employing more than 1,000 employees on its three sites located in the shadow of Singapore’s Changi

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Thailand Targets Energy Hub Status in Asia

Mr. Areepong Bhoocha-Oom, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of Thailand has launched the ‘Future Energy Asia Exhibition & Conference’ as a major initiative towards securing the path to Thailand’s Energy 4.0.The transformation and development of Thailand is a major priority for the Government which creates incredible business opportunities for both integrated and non-integrated energy companies globally. As such, ‘Future Energy Asia Exhibition & Conference’ is the perfect platform for NOCs and IOCs to foster the transition from traditional fuel suppliers to integrated energy providers for a more efficient and sustainable energy mix across Asia.Globally, energy demand will increase by around 30 percent to 2030, driven by increasing prosperity in developing countries and by fast growing emerging markets. The energy mix is changing, driven by technology and environment concerns.The primary demand will still oil & gas but industry is adapting and changing and is seeing these traditional fossil fuels provide the transition to the evolution that is underway. Natural gas and LNG will be the primary fuel source for Asia’s continued development.Future Energy Asia, under support from the Thailand Ministry of Energy promises to be the largest energy industry gathering Asia has ever seen. Focusing on oil, gas and renewables, the event is set to outline the perfect scenarios of mixed fuels and technologies needed to meet growing energy demand, improve efficiency and support the transition to a lower-carbon economy. It will be held from 12-14 December, 2018 at BITEC, Thailand with 15,000-plus visitors, 2,500-plus delegates, 300 speakers and more than 600 exhibiting companies. His

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Automechanika Dubai

Automechanika Dubai is the leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from the Middle East, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, the CIS and Africa.The 15th edition in 2017 takes place from 7-9 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will feature more than 2,000 exhibitors from 55 countries.The annual three-day event attracts the biggest aftermarket brands in the business spread over six product sections of Parts & Components; Electronics & Systems; Accessories & Customising; Repair & Maintenance; Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning; and Tyres & Batteries.It covers the full range of parts for motor vehicles as well as components for the drive, chassis, body, electrics and electronic groups. It also covers equipment for vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair and painting, tyres, batteries and performance systems.Automechanika Dubai’s global influence is underlined by the presence of more than 20 country pavilions and 35 international trade associations, while 90 percent of exhibitors, and 51 percent of the 30,000-plus visitors are expected to come from outside of the UAE.The 2017 edition sees the return of the popular Truck Competence initiative, where more than 1,000 exhibitors will showcase their products dedicated to the entire value chain in the truck sector, from truck parts and accessories, to workshop equipment, body repairs and care.It will also feature the popular Automechanika Academy - a series of seminars, presentations, and workshops about key issues and regulations that affect the automotive aftermarket - and the African Buyer-Seller Meet, connecting suppliers with buyers from the world’s second largest continent. Automechanika

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