Surbana Jurong acquires Prostruct Consulting (Singapore)

Surbana Jurong (SJ), the engineering consultancy head-quartered in Singapore, has made another acquisition. This time, they have purchased Prostruct Consulting. Prostruct offers security and blast-resistant products as well as consultancy and testing services to the urban infrastructure market in Singapore.

SJ now includes the company to its buildings services portfolio as it adds extra capabilities to provide suitable solutions for buildings which may require extra protection against terrorism and other dangers.

Acquiring Prostruct seems like a strategic move to best meet the requirements of Singapore’s Infrastructure Protection Act, which was enacted in December 2018. The Act requires designated buildings to integrate security measures (such as strengthening against bomb blasts) into their designs before they are built or renovated. Designs must be assessed by certified security and blast consultants.

On their website, Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group Chief Executive Officer of Surbana Jurong said, “Prostruct’s expertise in blast consultancy complements the group’s civil and structural engineering capability and security services, allowing us to safeguard urban and infrastructure projects globally. The combined strengths reinforce Surbana Jurong’s commitment to build safe, secure and sustainable spaces for communities to live, work and play in.”

Dr Ang Choon Keat, Founder and Managing Director of Prostruct Consulting said, “Joining Surbana Jurong enables Prostruct to leverage the group’s global presence and multidisciplinary services across the urban and infrastructure development value chain, and extend our reach beyond the Singapore market. Since the acquisition, Prostruct has secured new projects jointly with other disciplines and member companies within the Surbana Jurong Group.”

Prostruct list some of their security innovations as; Blast Resistant Roller Shutters, Fibre Reinforced Polymers, and Crash Bollards.

Video: MP Sylvia Lim speaks on Infrastructure Protection Bill (October 2017)

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