Global infrastructure firm AECOM has announced today that China-based Elite Global Group Limited (EGGL) has engaged AECOM Asia Company to provide comprehensive, integrated program management services.
AECOM will provide its industry-leading, large capital project program management services to EGGL as it seeks to advance development of its US$1.85 billion, 250-acre Nickelodeon-themed project, a central feature for the 750-acre, Foshan Cultural and Ecological Coastal Park, a master-planned environment encompassing cultural, tourism, sports and science and technology components. Groundbreaking was held on January 4, 2017 and is anticipated to open between 2020 and 2021.
“This is the first, large-scale agreement for AECOM to deliver its proprietary life-cycle of integrated program management services for a consequential theme park project in Asia and is a breakthrough moment for our program management consultancy business in the People’s Republic of China,” said Chris Yoshii, vice president, Asia Pacific, AECOM.
The project is located in Foshan, a southern China city of more than seven million people, part of the affluent, greater Pearl River Delta mega metropolitan region. Including the large cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou, more than 22 million people live in the Pearl River Delta, which is also adjacent to the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions.
“We are extremely excited that the delivery of our first Nickelodeon theme park will be managed by a world leading company with the global experience and successful track record that AECOM brings,” said Michael Chang, director, Elite Global Group. “Millions of Chinese consumers enthusiastically await the opening of the project, which we believe will introduce innovations and advance China’s theme park industry.”
Candice Tao – vice president project management, EGGL
Cheng Jun – general manager, EGGL
Mike Chang – COO Elite Global Group Ltd.
C.Yoshii – AECOM
C.Miranda – AECOM
Jack Yew – vice president location based experiences APAC, VIACOM International Media Networks