A consortium of leading Thai architectural and engineering companies yesterday signed a deal with Supra Energy and
The value of the contract was not disclosed, but a source close to the deal said the Siam Design Consortium would earn several million baht.
Siam Design Consortium includes five architectural and engineering companies: Dhevanand Co, Siam Oriental Development, Ongsa Architects, RAFA Design Office, and EEC Engineering Network.
Notable projects by the consortium to date include
A green integrated utility system (GIUS) would be the system model for sustainable project development with resources recycled as much as possible.
According to Lai Mohammed, director of Supra Energy and
The 670-hectare site aims to increase investment in the country, and is positioned to be the first integrated energy hub in the region.
Construction would take about three to four years.
Chalay Kunawong, an architect with Ongsa Architects, said the contract would also help enable Thai architects and engineers to secure more overseas contracts in Asia and the
He said the consortium expected to use the services of related Thai construction material firms and contractors.
According to Mr Chalay, construction is booming, particularly in the Middle East, as the region is gearing up to shift to real estate and tourism to offset depleting oil reserves.
However, he warned that to ensure success, Thai architects and engineers must upgrade their standards and be flexible to meet customer demand.Sathirut Tandanand, managing director of Dhevanand, said the contract was expected to pave the way for Thai operators to win contracts in other mineral-rich African countries including