The British company has been working in the region for some time and is opening its new base to capitalise on the ‘huge potential’ for growth in the region.
David Young, CEO of hurleypalmerflatt said: “This is an exciting time for our business in Asia and follows a very successful year delivering projects in the region. Opening a new office is a true reflection of the commitment of our clients and our team in Singapore.”
hurleypalmerflatt is recognised as one of the world leaders in mission critical engineering and new Regional Director Mark Simpson says the engineering sector is set for rapid expansion due to the region’s increasing reliance on digital technology and the level of investment being made by overseas companies.
Mr Simpson said: “There will be huge growth in data centres as the market matures. In the region as a whole the markets are all at different stages but there is an increasing understanding of just how vital a role mission critical engineering plays in making complex projects succeed.
“And not just in data centres – foreign money is coming into the region in all kinds of sectors with western companies continuing to move work overseas.”
Mr Simpson grew up in Singapore and joins hurleypalmerflatt with almost 20 years experience of engineering consultancy in Asia. He has led high profile engineering projects including Singapore’s largest data centre and his clients have included Deutsche Bank, ICAP and Nomura.
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