Australian engineering and consulting agency Orecon has appointed Marcus Tong as Technical Director for Geotechnical at its Singapore workplace.
A civil engineer by background, Marcus Tong brings twenty years of expertise in large-scale underground-related work to ORECON, deepening the agency’s underground engineering and consulting experience.
All through his profession, Tong has been concerned in a number of main infrastructure initiatives together with Singapore’s Cross Island Line, Thomson-East Coast Line, Downtown Line, Circle Line, Kallang-Paya Labor Expressway, Changi Airport Inter-Terminal and Intra-Terminal (MegaSpine). extensively concerned. tunnels.
Tong labored on various initiatives throughout Asia, together with India (the Delhi Metro and Kolkata Metro initiatives), and Hong Kong (Shatin-Central Hyperlink Diamond Hill Station).
Jean-Marc Girard, Chief Operations Officer for Asia at ORECON, stated, “Marcus additionally brings a particular ability to ORECON given his specialist expertise in tunnel sectional lining design and mining tunnel design, significantly in delicate floor and regular and seismic circumstances. Is.”
In his new position, Tong will contribute to main ORECON initiatives within the area, and will probably be chargeable for enhancing the agency’s underground engineering capabilities and choices.
With restricted land out there, underground work is a significant alternative for Singapore within the coming years, particularly within the areas of infrastructure, transport and mobility. “Underground house has immense potential to additional optimize land use and supply capability for future wants,” Tong stated.