Hyundai starts construction of US$300m Electric Vehicle Innovation Centre in Singapore

South Korean conglomerate Hyundai has commenced construction of a 28,000 sqm innovation centre in Singapore. The centre will house an electric vehicle factory as well research and development facilities for automotive technologies.  Singapore does a car manufacturing industry. Electronics innovator Dyson was previously planning to create an electric vehicle factory but pulled out of the

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Sembcorp starts construction of floating solar farm in Singapore

Sembcorp Floating Solar and the Public Utilities Board (PUB) have commenced construction of a 60 megawatt-peak floating solar photovoltaic system at the Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore. The PV plant will be one of the world’s largest inland floating solar photovoltaic farms, enabling Singapore to integrate the technology with water treatment facilities. The site is expected to start full

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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

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IDC announces APAC Smart City Award Winners

IDC (International Data Corporation) has announced the 2020 winners for their IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA) with Taiwan picking up 4 awards, China and Singapore gaining 3, and South Korea and Australia getting 2 prizes. Other winners were from India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and New Zealand. The SCAPA Awards do not include Japan.

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COVID-19 has brought ‘unparalleled despair and destruction’ to aviation industry (video)

CNA: The crisis for airlines is deepening as more countries close their borders to foreign visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Carriers worldwide are being forced to make sharp cuts, and their stocks have come under heavy selling pressure. The world’s biggest international carriers have announced drastic measures as passenger demand nosedives and governments curb travel.

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Singapore geospatial 3D data made available to businesses.

Singapore businesses (such as real estate developers, construction companies, and logistics providers) now have access to the 3D Singapore Sandbox, launched by the SLA (Singapore Land Authority). The tool provides geospatial data comprising of over 160,000 3D-building models that will help businesses develop innovative urban planning solutions and services. Users can also make use of

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