TUNKU PUTRA SCHOOL NEW CAMPUS COMPLETED
Friday, 29 December 2006, Kuching – Physical construction of the new purpose-built campus of Tunku Putra School at Petra Jaya has been completed, and is now undergoing final finishing touches before the School's official move to the campus in March 2007. The new campus is located at Jalan Stadium, opposite the Kasuma Resort condominiums.
According to Tunku Putra's School Principal, Dr Suzanne Collins, "Finishing touches are now being made around the new campus to ensure all our excellent facilities, such as the science laboratories and workshop, will be fully equipped, tested and operational." The move is targeted for the school year mid-term break in the middle of March.
Tunku Putra recently hosted officials from the Ministry of Education Malaysia who visited the site and were greatly impressed with the quality of the sprawling 18.5 acre campus and excellent facilities available.
These include separate single-storey classroom clusters, spacious fully air-conditioned classrooms for a maximum of only 26 students per class, well-equipped science laboratories, workshop and specialist rooms, a large playing field and an impressive multi-purpose hall.
The location of the national-stream classrooms adjacent to the international-stream classes was among the features which impressed the officials as testimony of Tunku Putra's commitment towards building unity in Sarawak's multi-cultural community.
PPES WORKS WIN-WIN ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGN LEADS TO
NEW COMPOST AND FERTILISER PRODUCTS
Wednesday, 20 September 2006, Kuching – CMSB subsidiary, PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, today won praise from the Minister of Environment and Public Health as a corporate role model in successfully demonstrating that being environmentally conscious can lead to a win-win situation for all parties.
What began as an in-house campaign by PPES Works, the construction arm of CMS Group, in 2003 aimed at raising awareness on environmental and sustainable development has resulted in a partnership with a group of young entrepreneurs and two new organic products being introduced to the market.
The Eco Gold products were launched by Datuk Michael Manyin, Minister of Environment and Public Health, here today. The compost and fertilizer are produced by re-cycling green and wood waste from PPES Works' project sites and the Kuching and Samarahan areas.
When speaking at the launching, Datuk Michael urged the public to send their green waste to the PPES Works – Advance Praise re-cycling facility in order to ensure its proper disposal. It is estimated that over 20,000 metric tones of green waste is accumulated annually from the Kuching and Samarahan areas. Much of this is disposed off through open burning or thrown into drains and rivers leading to haze, clogged water systems and health implications.
“Everyone can help to minimize negative impacts to the environment. Send green waste material to this re-cycling facility which can channel it back in the form of quality and tested compost and fertilizer. In the end, proper green waste management leads to clean air and clean rivers, improved soils and healthier plants, and overall more prosperous communities”, said Datuk Michael Manyin.
Eco Gold organic compost and fertilizers are produced by a joint-venture between PPES Works and local entity Advance Praise. With a factory in Bintawa Industrial Estate, Kuching, the re-cycling operation has already begun to work with the local councils of Kuching City North, Kuching City South and Padawan to collect raw materials for conversion to compost and fertilizers. In addition, processing mills and individuals wanting to get rid of green waste are invited to contact PPES Works or Advance Praise.
PPES Works' in-house environmental campaign was known as Operation LANG, an abbreviation for “Love and Appreciate our Natural Greenery”. Among the activities of LANG were the Mulu Ecological Enhancement Programme which focused on replanting of the hills affected in the upgrading of the Mulu Airport, planting of 250 trees along the Tanjung Kidurong-Suai-Bakam coastal road, and organizing talks and exhibitions for staff, vendors, suppliers and the community.
PPES Works attained the internationally recognized ISO 14001 environmental management certification in 2004. The company also received recognition for promoting sustainable environmental development when it won one of the Sarawak's Chief Minister's Environmental Awards in 2003/4.
CMS ROADS ATTAINS INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ACCREDITATION
Thursday, 11 May 2006, Kuching – CMS Roads Sdn Bhd, a member of the Cahya Mata Sarawak group of companies, has successfully attained the prestigious Integrated Management System (IMS) accreditation which combines the Company’s Quality Management, Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems into a single documentation process.
The Company proudly received its IMS accreditation from Moody International Certification (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd at a ceremony held today in Kuching. During the ceremony, CMS Roads formally received certificates for its ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS 18001:1999 (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems) accreditation. CMS Roads was awarded the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certification in 2004.
Whilst CMS Roads maintains respective certifications, an integration of the three accreditations into a single documentation allows for a more efficient and holistic approach to planning, implementation and review, towards the delivery of better service for its customers.
The IMS accreditation also makes CMS Roads the first road maintenance company in Sarawak to ensure that its key processes throughout the organization are consistent with international standards. The Company currently maintains approximately 4,000 km of State-roads throughout Sarawak for the Government by way of a network of two regional offices and sixteen road maintenance units located in major town across the State.
According to Bilin Dandi, General Manager of CMS Roads, “The IMS is all-encompassing and proves our commitment to provide Sarawak road-users with the highest quality of service whilst safeguarding the environment and welfare of our employees at the site.”
In addition to involving CMS Roads’ internal departments, upgrading systems and processes to the IMS standard also meant gaining support and cooperation from its external suppliers and business partners.
“We are promoting smart partnerships with all our sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure that the IMS is implemented smoothly and is continuously improved. In the end, our operations benefit, and so do the road-users and community at large”, added Bilin Dandi.
CMS Roads’ success at attaining the IMS accreditation follows its parent company, PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, which attained the IMS accreditation at the end of 2004.
PPES WORKS SIGNS CONTRACT FOR MUKAH COAL-FIRED POWER STATION
Wednesday, 29 March 2006, Kuching – The Award of Contract to CMS subsidiary, PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, to undertake the civil works portion of the upcoming RM800 million 2 X 135 MW coal-fired power station in Mukah, Sarawak, was signed and sealed here today.
Two contracts, between Sarawak Enterprise Corporation Berhad (SECB) and PPES Works and between China National Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corporation (CMEC) and PPES Works, were signed at a ceremony witnessed by Sarawak’s 2nd Minister of Planning & Resource Management and Minister for Public Utilities, Datuk Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hassan. PPES Works was represented by its Chairman, Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip.
The first contract, between SECB and PPES Works, was to appoint PPES Works as turnkey contractor for all works in the non-Plant Zone comprising infrastructure works, site-clearing and earth works, the administration zone, stores, workshop, staff housing and supporting amenities. The value of the contract is RM38 million.
The second contract signed was between CMEC and PPES Works, in which PPES Works was appointed as the sub-contractor for the on-shore portion of civil works for the Plant Zone. This is made up of the main power block, flue gas system, coal handling system, and other infrastructure and water-related systems including the ash pond and cooling pond. This contract is valued at RM127 million.
According to SECB, the Mukah coal-fired power station will take 30 months to build. It is expected to be operational by October 2008, ready to meet the State’s increasing needs for adequate power demand. Using the large coal deposits found in the Mukah-Balingian area, the Mukah power station will be the second coal-fired power station in Sarawak, following the Sejingkat Power Station located on the out-skirts of Kuching. With a capacity to produce 2 X 135 MW of power, the Mukah coal-fired power station will be the largest turbine in the State, providing 15% of the Sarawak’s power needs.
Following the Signing of Contracts this morning, SECB announced that the Ground-breaking ceremony of the Mukah Coal-Fired Power Station will be held on 16 April 2006. The event will be officiated by the Sarawak Chief Minister.
TG. KIDURONG – SUAI – BAKAM COASTAL ROAD OFFICIALLY OPENED
Friday, 10 March 2006, Miri, Sarawak – The 178 km long Tanjung Kidurong – Suai – Bakam coastal road project undertaken by PPES Works, a member of the Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) group of companies, was declared officially open here this morning by the Minister of Works, Malaysia, Dato’ Seri S. Samy Vellu.
The coastal road, which links Tanjung Kidurong in Bintulu Division to Tanjong Lobang in Miri division, took 4 years of build. Construction began in September 2001 and was completed according to schedule.
The project, costing RM581.173 million, has been the single largest road construction project ever awarded by the Government to Sarawak.
The Tg. Kiduring – Suai – Bakam coastal road project is part of the Government’s Masterplan to construct a second highway running along the coast of Sarawak. With its completion, new areas have been opened up for development, adding impetus to economic growth along the coastal belt.
Apart from a safer journey along an alternative route, road users will benefit from a shorter traveling time and distance. The journey from Miri to Bintulu has been shortened by 48km from 230km to 182km with the availability of the new road.
The Tg. Kiduring – Suai – Bakam coastal road project was implemented by PPES Works on a design & build basis.
Of the total distance of road, 51 km (from Tg. Kiduring to Bintulu – Similajau road) was built to Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Road Standard R5, which is a 7.3 m wide pavement single carriageway with provision for a future second carriageway.
Another 122 km of road (from Similajau to Bakam) was built to JKR R3 standard of a 6 m wide, 2-lane single carriageway.
A final stretch of 4 km of road (from Bakam Road to Tg. Lobang) was built to JKR R5 standard as a 7.3 m wide pavement 2-lane double carriageway.
Construction of the road included 3 major bridges, namely over Sungai Suai, Sungai Niah and at Sungai Sibuti.
A total of 22 minor bridges, over 300 pipe culverts and 68 box culverts were also incorporated into the construction of the coastal road covering the northern half of the vast state of Sarawak.
On hand to witness the Official Opening ceremony held at Sungai Niah bridge, one hour’s drive from Miri city, was Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Development and Communications, Datuk Patinggi Dr Alfred Jabu anak Numpang, Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications, YB Lee Kim Shin, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department, YB Bolhassan Di, local politicians and senior officials from the Ministry of Works, Malaysia.
CMS was represented by CMSB Board Member, General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Zahidi Zainuddin, Acting Executive Director of PPES Works, Robert Gardner, and other senior officials.
PPES WORKS AWARDED RM60 MILLION CONTRACT FOR EXTENSION OF
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
31 October 2005, Kuching - PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, a member of the Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) group of companies, has been awarded the contract for the Proposed Extension of Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) in Kuching.
The design and build contract is valued at RM60 million, and was awarded to PPES Works by Pometia Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Yayasan Sarawak and Sarawak Higher Education Foundation.
The extension of campus at Swinburne University’s current site at Jalan Simpang Tiga will cover a total of 16 acres. Included in the extension works are supporting facilities and amenities to accommodate a greater number of students in the future, such as classrooms and blocks for different faculties, conference facilities, a multi-purpose hall, sports facilities, student hostels and a multi-storey car park.
Construction is expected to be completed by late 2007.
Swinburne University (Sarawak Campus) is an international branch campus of Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. The Sarawak campus was officially opened in June 2001 and is operated in partnership with Yayasan Sarawak and the Sarawak State Government.
PPES Works, a Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Award winner, currently has an order book of over RM1.43 billion. Among projects awarded to the company in 2005 are the new Sarawak Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) complex, Packages 3 & 4 of the Independent Oil Terminal at Senari Port, the new Pusat Islam complex in Kuching and several water supply projects in rural regions of Sarawak. PPES Works is also undertaking construction of the new Tunku Putra International School campus in Petra Jaya, Kuching.
KUCHING TOWER – ANOTHER SARAWAK ICON IN THE MAKING
Sunday, 2 October 2005, Kuching – The State of Sarawak, known for its mighty rivers, rainforest, multi-ethnic people and culture, will soon have another icon with the start of construction of the 39-storey, Kuching Tower.
Set to be the tallest building in Sarawak, the Kuching Tower will house an office building and luxury hotel.
“The Kuching Tower would give a new identity to the State capital as well as serve as a symbolic driving force to help realize the city’s full economic potential,” said the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, at the Ground-breaking ceremony performed here today.
“As the tallest building in Sarawak, the Kuching Tower is a landmark for the people of Kuching and Sarawak. It will be a reference point for our tourists and visitors. If you are lost, you would only need to look for the Kuching Tower to know where you are”, added Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.
The Ground-breaking ceremony of the RM300 million state-of-the-art building was performed by the Chief Minister of Sarawak at a site located on the Kuching Isthmus, just east of Kuching City Centre.
Kuching Isthmus is part of the Kuching City Expansion Plan, which is in line with the Government’s vision to create a modern downtown to co-exist with the old and historical Kuching city founded by the White Rajahs.
The Kuching Tower forms part of an integrated development plan by conglomerate Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) Group for the 240-acre Kuching Isthmus.
Other developments include the new Sarawak Convention & Exhibition Centre, a park and yachting marina. In addition to current road access, river bus services will shuttle the public and visitors to and from Kuching city centre.
According to CMS Group Deputy Chairman, Haji Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, the construction of Kuching Tower is to support the State Government’s initiative to build a fully-integrated convention centre in Sarawak in order to tap on the lucrative Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions, or more popularly known as MICE, industry.
The world-class, fully-integrated, state-of-the-art, multi-purpose and flexible Sarawak Convention & Exhibition Centre will address the current “facility gap” in Sarawak for suitable infrastructure and venues to hold events of various capacity audiences and crowds. The purpose-built convention centre will be large enough to accommodate meetings of up to 1,500 delegates.
When complete, the new convention centre will provide international exposure to showcase Sarawak as a choice destination for the MICE industry.
To be located within walking distance of the Sarawak Convention & Exhibition Centre is the office building and hotel of Kuching Tower which would support the needs of delegates and visitors.
With its distinctive sails design, the Kuching Tower will soar 150 metres high and provide commanding views of Kuching City, Sungai Sarawak, South China Sea and surrounding areas.
The building’s architectural design of sails reflects the importance of river systems and the sea to the people of Sarawak.
The first 12 floors of Kuching Tower will offer 200,000 square feet of first-class business support office space in a state-of-the-art building. A 315-room luxury hotel will occupy the 15th floor upwards.
Designed to offer 4 star plus, 5 star plus, and Royal Suites, the hotel will provide discerning travelers with rooms of exquisite décor, exceptional dining facilities, and a high degree of service and hospitality.
An 8-storey high atrium or Sky Lounge on the 31st floor will offer breath-taking 360-degree views of the sea and surrounding areas. Kuching Tower is owned by CMS Hotels Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad. Construction is expected to take three years.
The Chief Minister praised CMS Group for taking a bold move in development of the Kuching Isthmus, a new area which would involve a huge capital outlay.
“The task to modernize should not be entrusted to the Government alone, but the private sector too has to play a role. I praise CMS Group for answering the Government’s call to go outwards in modernizing Kuching city”, said Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib.
Also at the Ground-breaking ceremony of Kuching Tower, wife of the Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Puan Sri (Dr) Hajjah Laila Taib, planted a tree which will be at the centre of future Tower.
The Ground-breaking ceremony was attended by over 1,000 guests who included local politicians, Government officials, guests from the private sector and members of the public from surrounding villages.
PPES WORKS BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF NEW PUSAT ISLAM IN KUCHING
Friday, 9 September 2005, Kuching – PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, a member of the Cahya Mata Sarawak Group of Companies, has started construction of the RM10.7 million Pusat Islam Complex in Kuching.
A “Doa Selamat” ceremony to mark the commencement of construction works was officiated by Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs) and Assistant Minister for Industrial Development, YB Ir. Haji Daud Abdul Rahman, here this morning.
Construction of the new Pusat Islam complex, located on a 4-acre site in the undulating and serene area of Jalan Ong Tiang Swee, Kuching, is expected to be completed within 24 months.
The contract for construction of the complex by Majlis Islam Sarawak was awarded to PPES Works, one of Sarawak’s leading service providers in the construction industry. The project award was won on a competitive tender basis, and represents a breakthrough for PPES Works in pursuing more work from government agencies and its subsidiary companies.
PPES Works is a Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Award (MCIEA) winner, having done over RM2 billion worth of civil works and various construction projects. The company is part of CMS Group’s Construction & Road Maintenance Strategic Business Unit which has a current order book in excess of RM3 billion. This includes the new Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) complex, maintenance of State and Federal roads, several rural water projects and the Independent Oil Terminal at Senari in Kuching.
In the Pusat Islam project, the main Scope of Works will be construction of an auditorium, preparation area, administration office, library, hostels, surau, classrooms, an atrium and other facilities and amenities.
Such facilities are in line with the objectives of the new Pusat Islam complex which will be to provide an important resource facility for Muslims and non-Muslims alike to improve their knowledge on the religion. The centre also seeks to promote dialogue, interaction and understanding amongst the various faiths within Sarawak.
Educational needs of Muslim-converts will also be given special emphasis.
In keeping with the multi-ethnicity of Sarawak, the architectural concept of the new Pusat Islam Complex will incorporate elements from the Iban, Bidayuh, Melanau, Malay, Chinese and Orang Ulu communities.
These include Iban motif carvings on the building facade, the Bidayuh ‘Barok’, tall Melanau main columns in the Auditorium, Malay house roofs gable ends, Chinese multi-level solid roofing, and Orang Ulu motives on the columns.
The combination of these unique design elements shall demonstrate the beauty and strength of “human diversity in unity”.
When completed, the new Pusat Islam complex is set to be another iconic architectural building in Kuching.
TJ MANIS – PULAU BRUIT RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROJECT BEGINS
Thursday, 28 July 2005, Daro, Mukah – The rural water project which, when completed in mid-2007, will ensure the supply of clean water from Sekumang, Tanjung Manis to residents of Kampung Saiee, Pulau Bruit in Mukah Division has begun. A simple ‘Majlis Doa Selamat’ held recently at the site marked the official start of works.
Present at the ‘Doa Selamat’ function was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Utiliites, Tuan Haji Ubaidillah Abdul Latip and Resident of Mukah Division, Tuan Haji Sarudu Hoklai. Also present was Assistant Director of JKR Sarawak, Safri Zainuddin, officials from the Government, contractors and local community heads.
The rural water supply project from Tanjung Manis to Pulau Bruit consists of a water pipe system that runs over a distance of 46.2 km. Included in the project will be construction of underwater pipe systems across 3 rivers, ie Batang Paloh over a distance of 1.4 km, Sungai Belawei over a distance of 0.5 km, and at Sungai Loba Pulau over a distance of 0.3 km.
When completed, residents in the Pulau Bruit area will be able to enjoy constant clean water supply, in line with the State Government’s objective to raise the standard of living of rural communities. Residents currently rely on collection of rain water as their sole source of drinking water. Despite living near the river, the river water is unsafe for drinking due to the surrounding swampy land and high organic content in the water.
The Tj. Manis – Pulau Bruit rural water project is valued at RM40.2 million. It was awarded by the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (Kementerian Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah) in June 2005 to a joint-venture of local contractors, PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and WJ Construction Sdn Bhd. The project is to be undertaken on a turnkey basis and is expected to take 24 months to complete.
PPES Works, a Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence award-winning contractor, is a member of the Cahya Mata Sarawak Group of Companies. PPES Works is also 49% owned by SEDC Sarawak.
The Tj. Manis - Pulau Bruit rural water project in Mukah Division is part of several rural water supply projects in Sarawak. Two other rural water supply projects are currently under construction; to increase water supply capacity in Sarikei and construction of the Gerugu Dam, also in Sarikei.
PPES WORKS – NAIM CENDERA JV AWARDED CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF
NEW SARAWAK DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI (DUN) COMPLEX
Monday, 4 July 2005, Kuching -- PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and its joint-venture partner, Naim Cendera Sdn Bhd, today announced that the JV had received a Letter of Award from the Sarawak Government to design and build the new Sarawak State Legislative Assembly or Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) complex in Petra Jaya, Kuching.
The contract for the design, construction and completion of the new DUN complex is valued at RM296.5 million. Construction is targeted for completion in September 2007.
The new DUN complex is part of an overall masterplan covering a 172-acre development at Pangkalan Sapi on the picturesque banks of Sungai Sarawak in Petra Jaya, Kuching.
The design of the new 9-storey State Legislative Assembly building combines unique elements of Sarawak's heritage with state-of-the-art intelligent building automation systems, multimedia communication facilities, and environmentally-friendly features.
With its large legislative hall housed under a distinctive "payung" roof, the new DUN complex located opposite the Kuching Waterfront in the centre of Kuching city is set to become one of the future icons for Sarawak.
PPES Works holds a 55% stake in the joint-venture, whilst the balance 45% is held by Naim Cendera.
PPES WORKS SEAL AGREEMENT TO UNDERTAKE INDEPENDENT OIL TERMINAL AND PALM OIL REFINERY PROJECT
Monday, 27 June 2005, Kuching - PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, today, sealed the agreement to undertake construction of the Independent Oil Terminal (IOT) and Palm Oil Refinery project at Senari, Kuching. Development of the two projects is valued at RM120 million in which PPES Works will be partnering with established oil & gas player, Chiyoda Malaysia, to undertake construction.
Present to witness the signing of Award of Contract between PPES Works and Chiyoda Malaysia joint-venture and the ASSAR Senari Group was the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud and CMS Group Chairman, Dato Sri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib.
The IOT and the Palm Oil refinery, situated adjacent to each other at Senari on the outskirts of Kuching city, are presently under construction. The entire project is expected to be completed by October 2006.
The IOT project's main construction package was awarded to Chiyoda/PPES Works Joint Venture following a competitive tender bid exercise.
PPES Works had earlier been tasked with site preparation of the project, which involved clearing of a 32-acre area on the banks of Sungai Sarawak. The site preparation of the once swampy area included sand-filling and controlled rock-blasting was considered as Package 1 of the IOT project, valued at RM20.76 million. The award was also won by PPES Works through a competitive tender bid.
Chiyoda (Malaysia) is a member of the Japanese conglomerate, Chiyoda Corporation, a global engineering company specializing in the hydrocarbon and chemicals industry. Its joint-venture partner in the project is PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, a leading Sarawak-based construction company and member of the Cahya Mata Sarawak Group of Companies.
The strategic partnership between PPES Works and Chiyoda in the construction of ASSAR's IOT could well become an entry ticket for PPES Works to actively participate in other Oil & Gas projects, not only in Malaysia but also internationally.
In total, ASSAR's two projects of the oil and gas jetty are estimated to cost RM300 million, and is being undertaken in collaboration with project partners, PETRONAS and Shell for the IOT, and Cargill and Salcra for the Palm Oil refinery.
The signing ceremony for the projects today also saw the sealing of financing agreements between the ASSAR Group of companies with RHB Group for the projects.
RHB Group, the third largest financial services group in Malaysia, was represented by RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad and RHB Islamic Bank Berhad. Combined, the three RHB companies have successfully offered to raise financing for both projects through a mix of funding instruments made up of RM150 million Serial Sukuk Musyarakah ("Sukuk"), RM70 million Fixed Rate Term Loan Facility, RM70 million Multi-Trade Lines Facility and RM19.96 million Bai Al-Istisna/Ijarah Financing Facility.
PPES WORKS/WJ CONSTRUCTION JOINT VENTURE
AWARDED RM40.2 MILLION RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROJECT
15 June 2005, Kuching – PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and its joint-venture partner, WJ Construction Sdn Bhd, today were awarded the Sarawak Rural Water Supply Project by the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development.
The Turnkey Contract valued at RM40.2 million is for the design, construction and completion of water pipeline and ancillary works, from Sekumang, Tanjung Manis to Kampung Saiee, Pulau Bruit in Mukah Division. To reach the island, 1.2km twin submarine water main pipes will be laid across Batang Paloh. Construction is scheduled for completion in June 2007.
When completed, the project will bring immense change to the lives of the people living in the area. Currently, residents depend on rainwater collected from rooftops and stored in domestic water tanks. Past attempts to treat water from nearby streams was found to be difficult due to the high organic and peat content in the area.
PPES Works holds a 70% stake in the joint-venture, whilst the balance 30% is held by WJ Construction Sdn Bhd.
This project complements the two recent successful awards related to upgrading of water supply in Sarawak. Currently, PPES Works is upgrading the water supply distribution network in Sarikei and also the construction of Gerugu Dam in Sarikei Division.
PPES WORKS AWARDED RM67 MILLION CONTRACT TO CONSTRUCT GERUGU DAM
Monday, 7 March 2005, Kuching -- PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, Cahya Mata Sarawak's main civil engineering and construction subsidiary, has been awarded a contract to construct the Gerugu Dam, to be located in the Sarikei division of Sarawak.
The award of contract by the Sarawak Government was announced on 4 March 2005.
The contract is valued at RM67 million. It includes construction of the proposed dam, access road and ancillary facilities, which form part of the Sarikei Regional Water Supply.
PPES Works is currently undertaking construction of a 21.45 km trunk main pipe along the Sarikei / Sibu Trunk Road, distribution mains, three service reservoirs, and a booster pumping station located at Bayong water treatment headworks. These works are part of the Sarikei Water Supply project, valued at RM21.8 million and targeted for completion by mid-2007.
The Gerugu Dam project is expected to take 28 months, from the date of announcement, to complete.
PPES WORKS JOINT VENTURE AWARDED RM120 MILLION CONTRACT
Wednesday, February 16, 2005, Kuching - Following a competitive bidding exercise, a joint venture between PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd and Chiyoda Malaysia Sdn Bhd has been awarded a RM120 million contract by ASSAR Chemicals Sdn Bhd to develop Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the Independent Oil Terminal (IOT) project adjacent to Senari Port in Kuching, Sarawak.
PPES Works, a subsidiary of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, will hold a 40% share in the joint venture. This is a significant breakthrough for PPES Works as it is the company's first construction of an oil and gas facility.
The contract includes engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the bulk depot facilities and the Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling facilities.
The new IOT will replace the existing distribution oil terminal at Bintawa used by Petronas and Shell.
PPES Works was awarded phase 1 of the development following an open tender in July 2003 to prepare the 16.2 hectare site. Phase 3 & Phase 4 are due to be completed twenty months from the date of the award of contract
Meanwhile, Chiyoda is an integrated contractor specializing in building of petroleum, petrochemicals, chemicals and natural gas plants. Chiyoda's clients include Shell, Exxon, BP and Nippon Oil.