CH2M Hill receives Singapore Regional Headquarters Award

Colorado-based CH2M Hill, a global full-service engineering and construction firm announced June 16 it received the prestigious Regional Headquarters Award from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). CH2M Hill has been in Singapore for 10 years, serving as its regional headquarters to support its expansion plans in the region. The company aims to double its Singapore staff to more than 300 over the next five years...

DENVER, June 20, 2006 -- Colorado-based CH2M Hill, a global full-service engineering and construction firm announced June 16 it received the prestigious Regional Headquarters Award from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). For 10 years, the company has been in Singapor, serving as its regional headquarters to support its expansion plans in the region. It aims to double its Singapore staff to more than 300 over the next five years.

"Congratulations to CH2M Hill on receiving the EDB's International Headquarters Award," said Mr. Kenneth Tan, Director, Services cluster, EDB. "We are excited about CH2M Hill's plans to grow Singapore as its regional headquarters to manage fast-growing markets in Southeast Asia and India. In doing so, CH2M Hill will be doubling employment in its office here to more than 300 in five years. For Singapore, CH2M Hill's increased presence will be a definite boost to our environmental and engineering services industry, a key area of focus for Singapore in the coming years. CH2M Hill's proposed expansion here is also a strong testament to Singapore's key attributes such as our pro-business environment, skilled workforce and connectivity with the region."

"We are very pleased to be honored with this award," said Ron Advani, CH2M Hill's managing director for Southeast Asia and India. "CH2M Hill is committed to serving our government and industrial clients in Singapore with innovative and cost effective solutions that will provide sustainable value to this thriving economy."

Said Mr Khoo Teng Chye, chief executive of PUB, Singapore's national water agency, "CH2M Hill has been involved in many of PUB's key projects such as the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System and the Changi Water Reclamation Plant. They have also recently been appointed as one of the watershed managers for PUB's Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters or ABC Waters program. We are pleased that the company has now decided to make Singapore its regional headquarters. This will certainly open up more opportunities for their collaboration with local water companies, thus increasing the vibrancy of the water industry in Singapore and bringing us closer to our aim of becoming a global hydrohub."

From the Singapore office, over 160 CH2M Hill staff deliver full project delivery and consulting services in water, transportation, chemicals, energy, communications, electronics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, power, government facilities and infrastructure, environmental, and nuclear. Current projects include serving as program manager for the Changi Water Reclamation Plant, one of the world's largest wastewater treatment plants, and providing design and construction services to several confidential industrial clients.

The EDB is Singapore's lead agency responsible for planning and executing strategies to sustain Singapore's position as a compelling global hub for business and investment. Other leading companies who have received this award include Toyota Motor Corporation, Cisco Systems, Eastman Chemical and BASF.

With headquarters in Denver, employee-owned CH2M Hill is a global firm providing engineering, construction, operations, and related technical services to public and private clients. With more than $3.8 billion in revenue, it's is an industry leading program management, construction management, and design firm, as ranked by Engineering-News Record (2005). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment, communications, construction, and industrial facilities. Recognized in 2006 as one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and a "Most Admired Company," CH2M Hill has more than 18,000 employees in regional offices worldwide.

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-- "CH2M Hill earns two top rankings in ENR Engineering News annual listing - Top Program Managers, Top Construction Managers-for-Fee"

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