Keller wins £28m Changi Airport contract

6 January 2015 (Last Updated January 6th, 2015 18:30)

International ground engineering specialist Keller Group has secured a major contract worth £28m at Changi Airport in Singapore.

International ground engineering specialist Keller Group has secured a major contract worth £28m at Singapore's Changi Airport.

Keller will carry out land vibrocompaction ahead of a major airport expansion. Work on the project will start this month and is expected to be completed in mid-2016.

Keller CEO Justin Atkinson said: "This contract award reflects both the group's excellent track record using vibrocompaction in Singapore and extensive experience in similar airport construction projects around the world, including previously at Changi."

"This contract award reflects both the group's excellent track record using vibrocompaction in Singapore."

Keller provides its services across the construction sector in infrastructure, industrial, commercial, residential and environmental projects and is present in Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa. It is also seeing a growing presence in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Employing close to 9,000 staff worldwide with operations in more than 40 countries, the company has an annual turnover of £1.5bn.

Changi Airport will expand its Terminal 1, as well as create a mixed-use complex called Project Jewel, featuring attractions, shops, a hotel and operations facilities.

Project Jewel will cover a total gross floor area of approximately 134,000m² and will involve the construction of a glass and steel dome-shaped space that will feature airport operations, hotel facilities, indoor gardens and retail stores. It will also feature an indoor waterfall that will pour from the roof of the dome.

The airport recently broke ground on the £726m terminal project, which is a joint venture between the Changi Airport Group (CAG) and CapitaMalls Asia, CapitaLand's shopping mall division.