CPG Consultants signs MOU with Royal HaskoningDHV for Climate Change Adaptation Studies in Singapore

View of the East Coast Skyline
View of the East Coast Skyline

CPG Consultants (CPG), a subsidiary of Singapore-based consultancy services, infrastructure, and building management firm CPG Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Royal HaskoningDHV, a world-leading consultant in climate adaptation and flood resilience studies, as part of an initiative to build local expertise in climate adaptation by facilitating knowledge transfer through collaboration with international partners.

CPG will lead a site-specific study along Singapore’s City-East Coast, awarded by National Water Agency PUB via an open tender. The aim is to develop a climate resilience masterplan and formulate climate adaptation measures for integrated coastal protection to keep the population and critical infrastructure safe from flooding. Complementing CPG’s strengths and experience, Royal HaskoningDHV will provide expertise in water management, coastal protection, and waterfront developments. The parties will work in tandem to collect data and apply key findings in design solutions to supplement the overall masterplan and protect the coastline against rising sea levels and increasingly heavy rainfall.

Aerial view of East Coast to the Great Southern Waterfront (Image: CPG Consultants)

CPG has been involved in some of Singapore’s drainage masterplans -, implementing flood mitigation measures for several waterways, and providing engineering consultancy services for major flood mitigation projects like the Stamford Diversion Canal and Stamford Detention Tank, to better protect Orchard Road against floods. Royal HaskoningDHV has worked on climate adaptation projects internationally, such as a comprehensive urban water strategy in New Jersey as part of the Hurricane Sandy Task Force’s initiative to rebuild affected regions, as well as an integrated coastal development program for Northern Jakarta and Jakarta bay to protect the northern part of Indonesia’s National Capital against increasing floods.

Commenting on the site-specific study and the inking of the MOU, Mr. Yeang Hoong Goon, CEO of CPG Consultants said: “We are honoured to undertake and lead this important study, and thrilled to have the opportunity to combine our extensive knowledge with teams of expert personnel from both CPG and Royal HaskoningDHV to form a world-class collaboration that will push the boundaries in this field and pave the way forward for other opportunities and projects to come. Being able to pioneer solutions for this purpose and to strengthen the country’s climate resilience abilities will also allow Singapore to be positioned as a climate change adaptation solutions hub to serve the region in the long run.”

Royal HaskoningDHV’s Global Director Water & Digital, Mr. 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. We look forward to implementing future-forward solutions together with CPG and PUB by truly enhancing society for Singapore”.

Besides Royal HaskoningDHV, CPG will also be supported by other local and international specialists, including Royal HaskoningDHV’s water management solutions partner Hydroinformatics Institute (H2i), Golder Associates, Ernst & Young Singapore, Professor Koh Lian Pin (National University of Singapore’s Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions), Associate Professor Tan Soon Keat (Nanyang Technological University), and China Communications Construction Water Transportation. 

The study is scheduled to take around four years to complete and will cover about 60km of Singapore’s coastline across three areas (Changi, East Coast-Marina stretch, and part of the Greater Southern Waterfront district), protecting the community as well as important landmarks such as East Coast Park and East Coast Parkway against the adverse effects of sea-level rise.

CPG and its partners aim to develop and nurture a local talent pool of experienced climate change professionals who can protect Singapore in the future through a resilience masterplan with sustainable solutions, and help both Singapore and the region meet the future challenges of rising sea levels.




For more information, please contact:

Tia Kai Yen

Assistant Vice President

Corporate Communications

CPG Corporation Pte Ltd

Tel: 6357 4034 / 9276 6077

Email: tia.kai.yen@cpgcorp.com.sg


Ashley Wu

Corporate Communications Manager

CPG Corporation Pte Ltd

Tel: 6357 4890 / 9824 4447

Email: ashley.wu@cpgcorp.com.sg


About CPG Consultants Pte Ltd

CPG Consultants, a subsidiary of CPG Corporation, is a leading design, development, and management services provider for the infrastructure and building industry. CPG has played a part in shaping Singapore’s skyline with landmark developments such as Singapore Changi Airport, Gardens by the Bay, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, National Gallery Singapore, as well as the Supreme Court.

Through a culture of collaboration with clients, partners, and other CPG teams and subsidiaries, we continually strive to surpass expectations by delivering creative, innovative and integrated design solutions. Beyond our rich heritage, we continuously push ourselves to keep up with cutting-edge innovations and techniques, ever ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow while working towards creating a sustainable environment.

To learn more about CPG Consultants, please visit http://www.cpgcorp.com.sg/cpgc or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.


About Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with 140 years of experience. Backed by the expertise and experience of 6,000 colleagues all over the world, our professionals combine global expertise with local knowledge to deliver a multidisciplinary range of consultancy services for the entire living environment in over 140 countries. Royal HaskoningDHV is located in many countries all over the world, including Singapore.

In Singapore, Royal HaskoningDHV has worked on several iconic climate adaptation projects for critical infrastructures such as the Punggol Reservoir, Pulau Tekong Polder, and Changi Airport. By showing leadership in sustainable development and innovation, together with our clients, we are working to become part of the solution to a more sustainable society now and into the future.

To learn more, please visit : www.royalhaskoningdhv.com and Nature Based Solutions .


Other Industry Partners working with CPG Consultants on the City-East Coast study

Hydroinformatics Institute (H2i)

The Hydroinformatics Institute (H2i), a Singapore-based company established in 2014, is behind landmark water management projects in Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Oman, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Through the use of big data analytics, machine learning, and advanced computer modelling to some of the world’s most pressing water-related challenges, including the impact of climate change. H2i’s role within the project will be to carry out the numerical modelling to assess the impact of climate change on the flood extent for the years 2050 and 2100. This is H2i’s second major project in PUB’s climate resilience efforts this year – it was awarded a tender for the joint development of a Coastal-Inland Flood Model, which will help the country better assess flood risks.

Golder Associates (Singapore) Pte Ltd

With a global footprint and local presence, Golder, a member of WSP, provides specialised engineering and environmental consulting services to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy presents to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and power sectors. The firm will provide expertise in environmental impact assessment and climate change adaptation technical assessment and strategy in this project.

Ernst & Young Singapore

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, consulting, strategy and transactions, and tax services. As a financial specialist, Ernst & Young Singapore will provide expertise in multi-criteria decision analysis and cost-benefit analysis for coastal protection and flood mitigation measures.

Professor Koh Lian Pin, National University of Singapore

Professor Koh is Director of the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions and a faculty member of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. He is currently serving as a Nominated Member of Parliament. A globally-renowned conservation scientist in the field of sustainability and environmental science, Professor Koh will bring his expertise and experience in supporting the project through providing regular updates with the latest developments in the subject matter areas and his insights of proposed nature-based solutions for the three sites.

Associate Professor Tan Soon Keat, Nanyang Technological University

Associate Professor Tan is an academic staff member at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He also practices as a consultant in engineering applications including hydraulic design, water resources engineering, sediment transport, and coastal engineering for local reclamation projects. At the national level, Professor Tan has served as a member of the drainage design review panel for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Singapore, and is currently a resource specialist in the panel of the GPC MND / MEWR Resources / NEA Panel for Singapore. He will provide the technical review focusing on profiles of coastal protection, coastal protection measures, where the local knowledge would complement the international experience in climate change.

China Communications Construction Water Transportation

China Communications Construction Water Transportation (CCCWT) was established in 1951 to plan and design large harbour and port cities in China, its suite of services includes Coastal and Water Engineering. Its projects currently make up 40% of the large-scale marine port engineering design market, with a global presence in 60 different countries. CCCWT will be supporting the project in the design conception stage for engineering works in three main areas, namely Coastal, Hydraulics, and Tidal Gate Engineering, where their expertise and technical knowledge will supplement and complement the engineering solutions for climate change adaption. In particular, considerations for large-scale engineering implementation.