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This Rise issue is a rainbow of celebrations. From the increase in the minimum wage for our workforce to acknowledging Gamudians behind our project wins and accolades in digital construction.
Gamuda’s expansion into the competitive Australian contracting market has paid off, with the award in March 2022 of the AU$2.16 billion (est RM6.5 billion) Sydney Metro West – Western Tunnelling Package (WTP).
The project award cements Gamuda’s presence as a leading engineering and infrastructure contractor in Australia, and is the culmination of almost three years of hard work by teams in Sydney and Kuala Lumpur.
While Gamuda Land has successfully delivered a marquee property development in Melbourne’s central business district in 2018, the award of WTP marks Gamuda’s first Australian infrastructure project. It’s been an evolutionary journey for the team, which first started on a motorway tunnel design and construction tender in Sydney’s south in 2019 before focusing on the Sydney Metro West tunnelling packages.
Gamuda’s Australian team, led by Country Director Ewan Yee, has maintained a disciplined customer-focus since starting the first project tender, which began before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019.
“It’s been an enriching journey, seizing opportunities and overcoming challenges,” Yee said.
“Clients in Australia have been encouraged by the commitment of Gamuda to adapt our engineering innovations and know-how to maximise local project benefits.
“I feel a deep sense of gratitude to my colleagues, who spent long periods throughout the pandemic working hard on tenders, separated from each other and their loved ones.”
Yee said he was particularly inspired by those who have relocated to Australia to grow their careers.
“It’s not easy to move and settle with families in a new environment with unique business culture, unfamiliar commercial territory and where English as a first language.
“I’ve been encouraged by the determination of those who have moved to Australia, and I am sure they will reap the rewards of enhanced technical capabilities and people influencing skills into the future.”
With the WTP project moving swiftly towards the start of construction, Gamuda’s Project Director Simon Hussey said it’s been important to establish the construction team and delivery partners quickly.
“We’ve hit the ground running on WTP, that’s for sure,” said Simon.
“More than 40 Gamudians have made the journey to Sydney and Melbourne over the last two years to help establish the business and win our first project,” he said.
“In the next two months, we’re expecting another 20 people to join the team from Kuala Lumpur.
“Showcasing Gamuda’s global engineering and innovation strengths, while building a local team of energetic and respected delivery experts have been at the core of the team’s success.
“Embedding Gamuda’s values and passion for sustainability is at the heart of everything we’re doing.”
While celebrating the first Australian project win, the Gamuda Australia team is also focusing on several other roads, tunnels and rail projects coming to market in New South Wales and Victoria.
“WTP is only the beginning. It provides a springboard for tendering and delivering a strong pipeline of upcoming infrastructure projects in Australia,” added Yee.
“I’m confident the continuing dedication of the blended Australian team and the strong support of Gamuda’s executive and resources in Malaysia will ensure even greater success.”
Gamuda scored triple success in the following award categories at the MTEA 2022: Digital – Engineering and Digital – Industrial Construction for Gamuda Engineering, and Information Management – Heavy Civil Construction for MMC Gamuda.
Now in its fourth year, MTEA 2022 lauds exceptional companies riding the disruption wave and also leading the technological revolution and digital journeys of their respective industries towards boosting Malaysia’s fast-growing economy.
The double win for Gamuda Engineering reaffirms the tremendous efforts of the Group despite the recent challenging years. It cements our reputation of being at the forefront of empowering the industry and revolutionising the nation’s construction sector from a labour-intensive, dangerous and harsh environment to a sustainable construction ecosystem through Gamuda Digital Industrial Building Systems (IBS).
This is the second consecutive year for MMC Gamuda to garner an award from MTEA. Its entry ‘Revolutionising construction checking with 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Building Information Modelling (the BIM-TLS method)’ was driven by our capable Building Information Modeling (BIM) team, highlighting their innovative application of BIM outputs to enhance construction validation.
Our heartfelt congratulations to all the project team members involved in this triple win!
Designed to achieve a 45% overall reduction in carbon emission (or 221,366 tCO2) compared to business-as-usual, Gamuda Cove is the first private township to receive this recognition from Malaysia’s Environment and Water Ministry in collaboration with Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC).
It underscores our approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles under the Gamuda Green Plan 2025, which is also a testament that we are on the right track in our sustainability efforts.
Chu Wai Lune, Gamuda Land Chief Operating Officer (left), received the five-diamond recognition in Low Carbon City Framework (Design) on 22 March 2022 from Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, Environment and Water Minister (middle) at Hotel EQ, Kuala Lumpur, witnessed by Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor, CEO of MGTC.
MMC Gamuda has received the British Standards Institute (BSI) Kitemark certification for Design, Construction and Commissioning (ISO 19650), the United Kingdom’s national standards body and one of the premier global standards institutions worldwide.
The certification is an honour in recognition of our high level of BIM-readiness and industry excellence in design and construction. Aside from ensuring seamless BIM integration across all tiers of its application, BSI certification gives us a competitive advantage when tendering for projects.
Our MMC-Gamuda colleagues receiving the BSI certification: (from L-R) Nur Fatin Farhana Zamri – BIM Fieldview Engineer; Mohammad Azim Mohd Nasir – BIM Modeller; Rahimee Musa – BIM Team Lead; Goh Chee Young – Deputy Project Director; Michael Lam – Managing Director of BSI Asia Pacific; Emmanuel Herve – Managing Director of BSI ASEAN; Evelyn Chye – Managing Director of BSI Malaysia; Wilson Ong – Built Environment Sector Lead of BSI Malaysia; Tony Joseph – BIM/GIS Development Lead.
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