ACDL appoints Meinhardt as engineering consultant for Ho Tram strip project phase 1

19 Jan
VNREAsian Coast Development (Canada) Limited today announced that it has appointed Meinhardt Vietnam Ltd as its engineering and site supervision consultant for Phase 1 of its Ho Tram Strip project – the MGM Grand Ho Tram Resort.
“Continuing our practice of appointing only best in class companies for the Ho Tram Project, the Meinhardt Group comes with impeccable global credentials as well as superb local expertise,” said Asian Coast Development (Canada) Limited CEO, Lloyd Nathan.

“Meinhardt has provided engineering services for large scale integrated resorts in Singapore, Macau and the Philippines and has been involved in some of the leading real estate and infrastructure projects around the world. I am delighted that today solidifies our close two year relationship.”

Meinhardt Group is a leading global engineering, planning and management consultancy firm with 33 offices spanning from Australia to America and the Middle East to Europe. It has a global staff of 3,000 and undertakes projects worth approximately $10 billion annually.

Meinhardt’s Vietnam team has been involved with ACDL for two years, and has also worked on over 200 projects within Vietnam, including such high profile resort and leisure developments as the Westin Cam Ranh and the Laguna Hue.

The company has also been extensively involved in engineering, project and construction management for sites including Ho Chi Minh City’s Kumho Asiana Plaza, An Dong Plaza and the Everrich Residential and Commercial development.

“Being appointed to work on the MGM Grand Ho Tram project is an iconic win for Meinhardt as it brings together our diverse expertise and project experience from our Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Vietnam offices,” said Dat Chau, general director of Meinhardt Vietnam.

The MGM Grand Ho Tram, scheduled for opening in the first quarter of 2013, will include a five star hotel, initially with 541 rooms and expanding to 1,100, a 13,600 square meter entertainment area, retail, restaurants, bars, lounges, shows, conference and meeting areas, a golf course, and other leisure amenities, representing the first Las Vegas-style integrated resort development in Vietnam. In its entirety, the Ho Tram Strip represents a $4.2 billion undertaking that covers 164 hectares of a prime beach-front location in Ba Ria Vung Tau.

Meinhardt will be responsible for the design of all structural elements for both the high rise hotel and the low rise buildings, entertainment and function areas at the site. The company will also be responsible for the design of the mechanical and electrical services including the design of the fire and life safety equipment.

Reported by Song Ngoc | VIR

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