NCS to design and build Intelligent Building Solution for Bahrain's first World Trade Centre

Singapore, August 10, 2005




NCS to design and build Intelligent Building Solution for Bahrain’s first World Trade Centre
Awal Hoteling awards NCS and Xpand Advisory the multi-million dollar contract

Singapore, 10 Aug 2005.  NCS Pte Ltd, a leading IT and communications engineering services provider in the region, and Bahrain’s Xpand Advisory W.L.L. have been awarded a contract worth more than S$10million by Awal Hoteling.  The scope of work includes the design and provision of Intelligent Building Solutions for Bahrain’s first World Trade Centre (BWTC) building.  The 50-storey building is located in the Bahrain Commercial Complex site, with completion planned for in 2006.  This will be the first high tech yet user-friendly intelligent building in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

NCS and Xpand Advisory will provide the design, systems integration, project management, systems design, installation, testing and commissioning of the Intelligent Building Solution for BWTC.  Intelligent Building Solutions includes the information and communications infrastructure, managed services, physical security and car park management system, amongst others.

Dr. Chong Yoke Sin, chief executive officer of NCS Pte Ltd, said, “NCS has the ability to offer strong value propositions by successfully integrating information technology (IT), communications and engineering capabilities and facility management services into a total framework to meet the current global infrastructure needs in Middle East.  The BWTC win is our first major project in the Middle East and we are honoured to provide Intelligent Building Solutions to Bahrain’s iconic World Trade Centre.  In partnership with strong local partners, we work towards building and developing a vibrant community that promotes and enhances the lifestyle experience of working, living, learning and playing.  We are confident that we will set a standard for the modern buildings in the Gulf region.”

The tenants can enjoy high-speed broadband Internet access, Internet Protocol telephony, wireless and unified messaging, all on a single, converged voice-data-video network.  Tenants can access other IT-related amenities as easily as standard utilities like water and electricity.  The Intelligent Building Solutions provided will reduce costs by increasing energy efficiency and improving facility and resource management.  Advanced security systems will protect the building and its tenants with intelligent secured access, protection, surveillance, warnings and responses.  Retail systems will be in place to deliver a total lifestyle experiences to shoppers.  The design will combine a high degree of individual customisation with the cost advantages of a shared and fully managed infrastructure. 

Dr. Fouad Al-Rumaihi, managing partner of Xpand Advisory stated, “With Singapore’s increased interest and focus in the Middle East and in particular the countries in the Gulf Corporation Council, we are delighted to be partnering with NCS to provide the ICT solution for the stunning twin towers and we look forward to witnessing the evolution of a building with state of the art technology.  We respect and value the successful models that Singapore has adopted in the development of its country and we believe we can learn and mutually benefit  from this. “


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NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.