Consortium chosen to design International Cruise Terminal

The government has chosen the consortium of Bermello, Ajamil & Partners and RSP Architects Planners & Engineers to design the new International Cruise Terminal at Marina South.

Maunsell Consultants (Singapore) has been appointed the engineering consultant for the project.

This was revealed in a joint news release by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and JTC Corporation (JTC) on Monday.

It said the architectural design will incorporate a terminal building alongside two berths.

The new terminal will also have all other facilities needed to accommodate the largest ships currently in service, as well as those currently under construction.

Three firms had been invited to participate in a limited tender.

Among the criteria were prior experience in cruise terminal planning, inclusion of a Singapore partner and forming a consortium.

Besides winners Bermello, Ajamil & Partners and RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, the other submissions were made by BEA International and CPG Consultants, as well as DMJM Design and DP Architects.

An evaluation panel, made up of STB and JTC executives, selected the winning consortium because it stood out for its track record and had a concept that best met the requirements of new terminal.

Four engineering consulting firms with experience in marine engineering had been invited to submit proposals.

Besides winners Maunsell Consultants, the other bidders were Jurong Consultants, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Surbana Corporation.

The panel selected Maunsell Consultants because of its technical experience and strong track record in handling similar projects.

Piling and construction works for the berth deck are expected to start in the second half of the year, and STB will appoint an operator for the terminal in the third quarter of this year.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2010.

JTC said it will work with STB to make the new cruise terminal “the next iconic feature in Singapore”. – CNA/ms

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 6 May 2008

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