Sembcorp Shares Details of Sino-Singapore Nanjing Eco Hi-Tech Island, One of Nanjing's Largest Foreign Collaborations
October 25, 2011
-Development of first major mixed-use project designed by US-based NBBJ
-30 companies sign letters of intent to invest or participate in the island
Sembcorp Industrial Parks, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has through its associate, revealed details of the Sino-Singapore Nanjing Eco Hi-tech Island (SNEI) during the Nanjing Investment Seminar held at the Marina Bay Sands. The SNEI is one of Nanjing’s largest foreign collaborations. The SNEI occupies the entire 1,521- hectare Jiangxinzhou, the only island located in downtown Nanjing just 6.5 kilometres away from the city centre. To be developed over more than eight years, the SNEI is envisioned as a worldclass eco hi-tech new township on a green intelligent island.
Of the island’s 1,521 hectares, only 715 hectares will be developed, while the remaining 809 hectares will be preserved for eco-tourism. The SNEI’s ecology planning system includes the use of renewable energy such as wind and solar power, untraditional water source, waste recycling and processing, green transportation through the use of trams and electric buses, green architecture and landscape ecology.
The SNEI’s industry positioning study has been completed. In order to achieve a balance between continued technological progress and environmental preservation, SNEI will be driven by science and technology industry development. The industry planning is in line with Nanjing’s industry upgrade model and focuses on info-communication technology (ICT) oriented services, modern city services and ecological environmental protection services (see Annex 1).
The developers will also be commencing on the construction of a major mixed development on the island which encompasses an R&D Park, an integrated exhibition centre as well as a New River Island, a waterfront commercial-leisure-residential precinct overlooking Hexi New City on the mainland. Nanjing is the second largest commercial centre in East China after Shanghai. It is also the third largest education centre in China with more than 600,000 talents residing in Nanjing.
The mixed development is designed by US-based NBBJ, the same architectural firm that codesigned The Sail @ Marina Bay in Singapore, and will yield about 152,000 square metres gross floor area. NBBJ’s conceptual designs include green roofs to alleviate urban heat effect, facade shading and building orientation for the R&D Park, as well as rain collection canopies, wetland biofilters and park connectors. The 14-hectare land parcel has a prime location next to the vehicular bridge linking SNEI to Nanjing mainland as well as the planned Jiangxinzhou subway station, an extension of the city’s subway system which intersects with the Nanjing-Shanghai high-speed line.
Singapore Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck and Nanjing Mayor Ji Jianye officiated a signing ceremony during the investment seminar, where 30 companies signed Letters of Intent to take up land / commercial space or to provide software and technology urban solutions in the SNEI.
The SNEI is co-developed by a 50-50 Singapore-China consortium. Sembcorp and Yanlord Land represent the Singapore consortium.
For media queries please contact:
Mary Ann Chan (Ms)
Sembcorp Parks Management
Tel: +65 9862 8363
Email: [email protected]
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