June 3rd, 2020 Phnom Penh – Comin Khmere, a leading mechanical and electrical contractor in Cambodia, has become the main mechanical and electrical, pumping and fire system (MEPF) operator for the 45-storey Chip Mong Tower.
This was announced yesterday at a MEPF contract signing ceremony for the building between Chairman of Chip Mong Group Leang Khun and Vice-President of Comin Khmere Michael Freeman.
Chip Mong Tower broke ground in January 2019. The tower is 39 percent complete with an expectation for completion in early 2022. Chip Mong has allocated a budget of approximately $150 million for the project. The land price was around $50 million so the total investment is $200 million.
The 45 floors break down to a 20-floor hotel, 10 floors of offices, five floors of retail, nine floors for car parking and one basement level. There is also a cinema complex within the building.
Comin Khmere has been on site for some months already because they have performed MEPF works on the very important sub-structure of the tower. “With this contract signing we begin the critical work of the super-structure,” said Simon Dell, senior vice-president of hotel and hospitality at Chip Mong.
“Comin Khmere is a trusted partner of Chip Mong, shown by the fact they are already working on various projects with us. Perhaps the best known one, as you know, is the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, where Comin Khmere are doing most of the main equipment work for us,” said Dell.
He added that Comin Khmere’s international standards of operation and its ability to supply and install quality equipment and other MEPF features are the reasons it has again decided to partner with the company as its main MEPF contractor for Chip Mong Tower.
Khun said the Chip Mong Tower project is running smoothly and its uninterrupted development is a positive sign showcasing that Chip Mong continues to actively participate with the government of Cambodia in the building of a strong economy, displaying a firm investment foundation especially during the global economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Comin Khmere team for being a trusted and responsible contractor to deliver results following international standards and specifications. We have worked together on several projects already. We are all facing uncertainty because of the recent global pandemic. Comin Khmere always show us persistent, flexibility of problem-solving, strong commitment of delivering good results,” said Khun.
Freeman said the project is another large step in a developing partnership with Chip Mong. “It is our third major project together following the solar installation at Chip Mong Insee Cement Plant in Kampot, the largest private solar system in Cambodia and the first floating solar plant, as well as the soon to be opened Hyatt Regency Hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh,” he said.
“Our commitment to our client, to our people and to delivering quality makes us fully aligned in vision and values with Chip Mong and we look forward to delivering another successful project together and hopefully many more in the future.”
“We have had no project stoppages or suspensions and no slippages on the timeline. Our teams have worked tirelessly to ensure continuity of our supply chain, our operation and our project sites while leading the way in mitigation and safety measures to reduce any risk to our staff and our clients. At this time of great challenges and uncertainty, to be celebrating a long-term partnership agreement is extremely heartening to me and my team, both personally and professionally.”