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Surbana Jurong, SP Group partner to set up SEA’s largest EVC hub

Surbana Jurong Campus (Source: Safdie Surbana Jurong)

Surbana Jurong has announced that it has agreed with SP Group (SP) to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points at Surbana Jurong Campus, the group's new global headquarters located in the Jurong Innovation District (JID). This public EV charging hub will eventually allow up to 250 drivers to park and charge their vehicles at a time.

When completed, the on-campus EV charging hub is expected to be the largest in Southeast Asia. At launch, Surbana Jurong and SP will install a mix of nine fast and slow charging points and ramp-up to 36 charging points within the next 18 months. Upon completion of the initial 36 charging points, the two parties have agreed to progress the installation of more chargers in tandem with market demand for electric vehicles. Making potentially 250 parking lots at Surbana Jurong Campus EV-ready involves building the required electrical infrastructure at the outset, with a view to a 100% EV future.

To charge, EV drivers simply need to download the SP app. This will enable them to seamlessly locate the nearest available charging point, charge, track the charging progress, and make payment. SP operates Singapore's largest public fast-charging EV network with over 500 charging points across more than 100 locations, including shopping malls, commercial buildings, business parks, industrial sites, and residential and attractions islandwide.

Surbana Jurong Campus is set to be a "work-live-play" destination for employees and the wider community in JID. Beyond serving as an office, it will offer F&B and retail options, community and sports offerings, and childcare facilities. The charging hub will meet the EV charging needs of SJ's employees and tenants at the campus, as well as the wider EV community in the West region.SJ's long-term mobility vision includes an all-electric vehicle plan for all vehicles that ply the campus.

Mr. Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong said, "In designing our new home, we are committed to playing our part to achieve the Singapore Green Plan. Providing electric vehicle charging points is one step to help drivers shift from internal combustion engines to more sustainable vehicles. For the majority who take public transport, we have designed a multi-modal mobility programme that prioritizes a car-lite approach, working with partners on a range of smart commuting solutions that complement public transport options and park connector networks."

Group CEO of SP Group, Mr. Stanley Huang said, "We aim to accelerate the adoption of electro-mobility in Singapore to support the nation's net-zero emissions goal. Establishing an extensive, accessible, convenient, and reliable EV charging network and charging experience will provide confidence for the transition to take place at scale. We are pleased to partner with SJ as we expand our charging network and solutions to meet demand as well as lifestyle habits of EV drivers."

Surbana Jurong campus is designed to meet Singapore's Building and Construction Authority's Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) building certification. As a living lab, the campus will pilot a wide range of sustainable solutions including onsite photovoltaics generating over 300MWH annually, 100 percent green area replacement, and a self-shading façade that maximizes natural light while reducing solar heat gain. 

Author : Debi Dash
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