Engineering consultancy Aurecon, which is based in Australia and South Africa, is to merge with Singaporean M&E consultant AUP on 1 January next year.
AUP’s team will join Aurecon and Aurecon will acquire the assets of the business.
All live projects will continue without disruption under the combined team in Aurecon’s premises in Singapore.
The merger is one in a series that Aurecon will undertake in Singapore to create a base from which to service large and complex projects across Asia.
Aurecon’s Jean Ong and AUP’s LK Koh
Aurecon and AUP have collaborated on a number of Singaporean projects in the past, including the reconstruction of the Golden Pagoda temple and the development of a cement storage facility at Jurong Port.
Anthony Barry, Aurecon’s managing director for Asia, said: "We can add significant value from our Singapore offices to our clients’ projects that are being developed all over the region. As an investment and technology hub, Singapore is a great place to be in business.
"Technically difficult projects like super-tall buildings, data centres, sophisticated manufacturing plants and large healthcare facilities play to Aurecon’s sweet spot.
"In AUP, we have found a like-minded partner that is as passionate about innovation as we are. We are excited by the market access the AUP team brings to our business so we can further leverage our global skills and expertise."
LK Koh, AUP’s director, said: "We are delighted to be joining Aurecon, a global company with impressive technical expertise, especially in building information modelling. Our past collaborations have been successful and have shown that we can work together to bring value to our clients’ projects."