Consultants selected for climate resilience masterplan in Singapore

07 July 2021 2 min. read

Consulting firm RoyalHaskoningDHV is set to help Singapore-based infrastructure advisory firm CPG Consultants with a study of the Singapore’s East Coast – examining its vulnerability to flooding from rising sea levels. Big Four accounting and advisory firm EY is also involved in the project. 

The study is part of a wider, government-backed climate resilience masterplan that aims to protect Singapore’s population and critical infrastructure from the harmful impacts of climate change – now among the world’s top extreme risks.

Singapore’s National Water Agency (PUB) ran an open tender and eventually selected local construction and building management experts CPG Consultants to conduct the study – a four-year research project that will cover 60 kilometers of the country’s East Coast, including popular landmarks such as East Coast Park. 

Consultants selected for climate resilience masterplan in Singapore

CPG Consultants has vast experience in climate resilience efforts – having previously delivered research and consultancy services on big-ticket flood mitigation projects such as the Stamford Diversion Canal and Stamford Detention Tank.

To supplement this expertise, the firm has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dutch consultancy RoyalHaskoningDHV – an engineering and project management consultancy. The firm has an illustrious portfolio of climate adaptation projects under its belt, including an urban water strategy to mitigate the impact of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, and – more pertinently – a coastal development programme to protect Jakarta, Indonesia from flooding. 

The firm will now support CPG with its new undertaking – described by CPG CEO Yeang Hoong Goon as “a world-class collaboration that will push the boundaries in this field and pave the way forward for other opportunities and projects to come.” 

Global director for water and digital at RoyalHaskoningDHV Niels Schallenberg said: “We are proud to work in this partnership with CPG, strengthening Singapore’s coastline, protecting millions of people, and safeguarding critical infrastructure, while at the same time enhancing the living environment.”

Also involved in the project are a host of local research and academic bodies, while Big Four accounting and advisory firm EY’s Singapore bureau will bring its own wealth of expertise to the table. A resilience study aside, the consortium hopes to cultivate a local pool of talent that can take the findings forward towards concrete action.