ISSUE 4 THE LEIGHTON ASIA MAGAZINE 2010

ISSUE 4
THE LEIGHTON ASIA MAGAZINE 2010
Biodiversity
celebrated at
MHU project
Contents
2. MD’s foresight
3. Biodiversity celebrated at MHU project
Leighton at the forefront of green
building in Manila
Recently staff at the MHU project in Tenggarong, East
6. Leighton staff walk for nature
Kalimantan, Indonesia held a series of events related to
LINK and YPC visit Ocean Park
7. Hebe Haven Charity Race
Injured mine worker in good spirits
Protect the Environment
4. Environmental and community initiatives
define clean harbour project
8. Leighton joint venture secures
A$660 million contract in Hong Kong
9. Contract win for Mongolian
Coal Highway
Values workshop in the Philippines
10. Leighton Asia awarded
A$180 million highway contract
11. Increase in production at
Masbate project
Leighton joins Mining Philippines
Conference
12. Bowling tournament in Hong Kong
New chairman for Young
Professional Club
13. One Man One Tree Programme
Environmental planning workshop
held in Jakarta
14. Leighton joins tree planting
Best initiative award
Farewell to exemplary teammate
15. Five years of sharing and giving
Saving the climate – one vegetable
at a time
16. Masbate holds first ever family
members’ site tour
Leighton scholar ranks second in
National Mining Board Exams
17. Leighton Asia celebrates 35 years
18. Leighton AGM welcomes David
Stewart as new CEO
19. World-class training centre opens in
Hong Kong
At the very heart of our corporate philosophy is a mandate to protect
biodiversity in order to mark World Environment Day 2010.
the environment. As society increasingly acknowledges the negative
impacts that industrialisation and rapid development have had upon
One of the major events was the amateur photo competition, with an aim to increase awareness amongst employees to
the planet, Leighton Asia continues to promote its longstanding
protect the environment, enhance their environmental knowledge and show management support for environmental
eco-credentials across the industry by lowering its carbon footprint
initiatives. This particular competition was greeted enthusiastically and attracted many competitors.
and mitigating the environmental impacts of its operations.
The best photo selection was based on the knowledge conveyed in the pictures. In all ten staff won prizes with the first
Leighton Asia has prioritised sustainable development and environmental
prize awarded to Junaidi, a dozer operator at MHU who presented photos of a scaly anteater (pangolin). Leighton is
protection for many years. We aim to leave our project sites across
proud of all staff who took part in the events. Well done to the Indonesia team!
Asia in a better state than they were at the outset of a project and by
example educate the communities in which we operate.
Our commitment to the environment can be demonstrated in our
projects. In Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A project,
Leighton Asia has introduced a series of green measures to minimise
the environmental impacts and disruptions to the local communities.
Another recent project win for the Hong Kong Sludge Treatment
Facility, reaffirms Leighton’s ability to deliver quality and environmentally
focused projects to the market. Owned by the Hong Kong Government,
the facility is critical to the region’s wastewater treatment capacity
and, with a capacity of 2,000 metric tonnes per day, will be the biggest
sewage sludge incineration facility built to date.
Whereas certain projects have a major environmental focus, so do our
Leighton at the
forefront of
green building in
Manila
own people, who in their own way are making a major difference in
Leighton Asia is currently engaged in a contract to build the
The establishment of the LEED guidelines by the USGBC
improving the environment where they work. Staff at the MSJ project
Zuellig Building, the first Core & Shell certified Leadership
and its adoption by the Philippine Green Building Council
in Tenggarong, Indonesia, recently contributed to World Environment
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-rated office
is fast changing the mindsets of architects, developers and
Day and sought to reduce their carbon emissions by consuming only a
building in the Philippines. The 34-storey building, right in
financiers in the country. This standard and guidelines are
vegetarian diet for 24 hours. This confirms the contribution each
the heart of the Makati Central Business District in Metro
expected to greatly influence the construction sector and
individual can make to further improving our living environment.
Manila will provide approximately 65,000 square metres of
transform the built environment.
Class A office space and approximately 2,000 square metres
Leighton Asia lives by our core values to improve the environment.
of retail space, when complete.
Buildings account for nearly one-third of global energy
use and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions.
Through major project works and the individual initiatives undertaken
by our people, we are confident that we can bring a positive impact
The building aims to achieve a premiere rating from the
There is also a growing concern on environmental impacts
towards sustainable living.
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) after
resulting from construction activities. The successful delivery
complying with all the requirements in the design and
of this project is expected to provide Leighton a niche and
construction phase using the LEED standards. This project
leadership role in the path to sustainable development.
Hamish Tyrwhitt
Managing Director
Leighton Asia
provides the opportunity for Leighton to be in the
forefront in the emerging market of sustainable
development in construction.
Express Rail works commencement
ceremony
2
3
Biodiversity
celebrated at
MHU project
Contents
2. MD’s foresight
3. Biodiversity celebrated at MHU project
Leighton at the forefront of green
building in Manila
Recently staff at the MHU project in Tenggarong, East
6. Leighton staff walk for nature
Kalimantan, Indonesia held a series of events related to
LINK and YPC visit Ocean Park
7. Hebe Haven Charity Race
Injured mine worker in good spirits
Protect the Environment
4. Environmental and community initiatives
define clean harbour project
8. Leighton joint venture secures
A$660 million contract in Hong Kong
9. Contract win for Mongolian
Coal Highway
Values workshop in the Philippines
10. Leighton Asia awarded
A$180 million highway contract
11. Increase in production at
Masbate project
Leighton joins Mining Philippines
Conference
12. Bowling tournament in Hong Kong
New chairman for Young
Professional Club
13. One Man One Tree Programme
Environmental planning workshop
held in Jakarta
14. Leighton joins tree planting
Best initiative award
Farewell to exemplary teammate
15. Five years of sharing and giving
Saving the climate – one vegetable
at a time
16. Masbate holds first ever family
members’ site tour
Leighton scholar ranks second in
National Mining Board Exams
17. Leighton Asia celebrates 35 years
18. Leighton AGM welcomes David
Stewart as new CEO
19. World-class training centre opens in
Hong Kong
At the very heart of our corporate philosophy is a mandate to protect
biodiversity in order to mark World Environment Day 2010.
the environment. As society increasingly acknowledges the negative
impacts that industrialisation and rapid development have had upon
One of the major events was the amateur photo competition, with an aim to increase awareness amongst employees to
the planet, Leighton Asia continues to promote its longstanding
protect the environment, enhance their environmental knowledge and show management support for environmental
eco-credentials across the industry by lowering its carbon footprint
initiatives. This particular competition was greeted enthusiastically and attracted many competitors.
and mitigating the environmental impacts of its operations.
The best photo selection was based on the knowledge conveyed in the pictures. In all ten staff won prizes with the first
Leighton Asia has prioritised sustainable development and environmental
prize awarded to Junaidi, a dozer operator at MHU who presented photos of a scaly anteater (pangolin). Leighton is
protection for many years. We aim to leave our project sites across
proud of all staff who took part in the events. Well done to the Indonesia team!
Asia in a better state than they were at the outset of a project and by
example educate the communities in which we operate.
Our commitment to the environment can be demonstrated in our
projects. In Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A project,
Leighton Asia has introduced a series of green measures to minimise
the environmental impacts and disruptions to the local communities.
Another recent project win for the Hong Kong Sludge Treatment
Facility, reaffirms Leighton’s ability to deliver quality and environmentally
focused projects to the market. Owned by the Hong Kong Government,
the facility is critical to the region’s wastewater treatment capacity
and, with a capacity of 2,000 metric tonnes per day, will be the biggest
sewage sludge incineration facility built to date.
Whereas certain projects have a major environmental focus, so do our
Leighton at the
forefront of
green building in
Manila
own people, who in their own way are making a major difference in
Leighton Asia is currently engaged in a contract to build the
The establishment of the LEED guidelines by the USGBC
improving the environment where they work. Staff at the MSJ project
Zuellig Building, the first Core & Shell certified Leadership
and its adoption by the Philippine Green Building Council
in Tenggarong, Indonesia, recently contributed to World Environment
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-rated office
is fast changing the mindsets of architects, developers and
Day and sought to reduce their carbon emissions by consuming only a
building in the Philippines. The 34-storey building, right in
financiers in the country. This standard and guidelines are
vegetarian diet for 24 hours. This confirms the contribution each
the heart of the Makati Central Business District in Metro
expected to greatly influence the construction sector and
individual can make to further improving our living environment.
Manila will provide approximately 65,000 square metres of
transform the built environment.
Class A office space and approximately 2,000 square metres
Leighton Asia lives by our core values to improve the environment.
of retail space, when complete.
Buildings account for nearly one-third of global energy
use and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions.
Through major project works and the individual initiatives undertaken
by our people, we are confident that we can bring a positive impact
The building aims to achieve a premiere rating from the
There is also a growing concern on environmental impacts
towards sustainable living.
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) after
resulting from construction activities. The successful delivery
complying with all the requirements in the design and
of this project is expected to provide Leighton a niche and
construction phase using the LEED standards. This project
leadership role in the path to sustainable development.
Hamish Tyrwhitt
Managing Director
Leighton Asia
provides the opportunity for Leighton to be in the
forefront in the emerging market of sustainable
development in construction.
Express Rail works commencement
ceremony
2
3
Environmental and
community initiatives
define clean harbour
project
In accordance with our company’s key core values to protect the environment
and recognise the needs of the community, Leighton Asia has demonstrated
these commitments clearly with the ongoing construction of a sewage
conveyance system, the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A (HATS)
Project in Hong Kong from Aberdeen to Sai Ying Pun.
Managing community relations
Whilst great efforts have been made to ensure that the
environment has been protected, recognising the needs
of the community has also been of critical importance to
Leighton Asia.
Argot Ansons continued, “Our project sites are located
With the aim of improving the water quality in the
whereby a reduction of between 10 and 20 decibels
south-western part of Hong Kong Island, the HATS project
is more common in Hong Kong. We expect that our noise
involves the construction of a world class sewage
enclosures will become the benchmark in our city.
collection and treatment infrastructure which will restore
Hong Kong’s harbour to a more natural and healthier
Argot Ansons, Project Director, Harbour Area Treatment
condition. Moreover, Leighton Asia has implemented a
Scheme project stated, “Since the early stages of our
variety of measures to ensure that environmental impacts
project, we have installed noise acoustic sheets from Japan
for the project are greatly reduced and that any potential
called Kyowa at our sites in order to reduce disturbances
disruption to local communities is substantially reduced.
during construction works. Kyowa is the best in the market
and this is the first time these acoustic mobile curtains are
Environmental efforts set new
benchmark
being widely used locally.”
“Besides, we have carried out self-initiated 24-hour noise
Leighton Asia has implemented many environmental
monitoring to continuously monitor any noise generated
mitigation measures which are beyond both legislative
from our site,” he added.
and contractual requirements on site to minimise the
potential impact to the environment. Some have been
By installing T5 fluorescence tubes in site offices, electrical
used in Hong Kong for the first time on this project.
consumption has been reduced by an impressive 30-40%.
The company has also used solar lights around site offices
Noise enclosures were erected to reduce potential noise
and even built a green roof on our site office which not
impact generated from 24 hour construction works which
only reduces the company’s carbon footprint, but also
might affect the nearby community. The enclosures at
keeps the office cooler during the hot months.
our sites have reduced noise by up to 40 decibels (dB(A)),
4
near various communities, occupying five locations in
Hong Kong, namely Sai Ying Pun, Sandy Bay, Cyberport,
Wah Fu and Aberdeen, where some of them are just
30 metres from our site boundaries. We understand that
communication can help to minimise resident’s concerns
and erase unnecessary misunderstandings.”
Leighton Asia has established a close relationship with
our community by initiating various community-based
activities. The company has made regular presentations
to enable understanding of the scope of the project and
have encouraged feedback from the community. We have
a 24 hour hotline for people to call and have published a
quarterly project newspaper.
Since the early stages of the project the company has
various community groups in their fundraising and caring
conducted a series of community meetings with local
activities to help some of the local residents in need of
residents to help them understand the benefits that the
special care.
HATS project will bring to the people of Hong Kong.
Information shared included the construction and
Leighton Asia is aware that by taking a proactive approach
project progress and the mitigation measures that are
to managing community relations as well as implementing
being implemented.
appropriate environmental mitigation measures is as
important as the successful delivery of the project. The
Leighton Asia has also organised several Community
company will continue to work closely with the community
Caring Days whereby our volunteers were out to help
to ensure that their concerns are well addressed.
5
Environmental and
community initiatives
define clean harbour
project
In accordance with our company’s key core values to protect the environment
and recognise the needs of the community, Leighton Asia has demonstrated
these commitments clearly with the ongoing construction of a sewage
conveyance system, the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A (HATS)
Project in Hong Kong from Aberdeen to Sai Ying Pun.
Managing community relations
Whilst great efforts have been made to ensure that the
environment has been protected, recognising the needs
of the community has also been of critical importance to
Leighton Asia.
Argot Ansons continued, “Our project sites are located
With the aim of improving the water quality in the
whereby a reduction of between 10 and 20 decibels
south-western part of Hong Kong Island, the HATS project
is more common in Hong Kong. We expect that our noise
involves the construction of a world class sewage
enclosures will become the benchmark in our city.
collection and treatment infrastructure which will restore
Hong Kong’s harbour to a more natural and healthier
Argot Ansons, Project Director, Harbour Area Treatment
condition. Moreover, Leighton Asia has implemented a
Scheme project stated, “Since the early stages of our
variety of measures to ensure that environmental impacts
project, we have installed noise acoustic sheets from Japan
for the project are greatly reduced and that any potential
called Kyowa at our sites in order to reduce disturbances
disruption to local communities is substantially reduced.
during construction works. Kyowa is the best in the market
and this is the first time these acoustic mobile curtains are
Environmental efforts set new
benchmark
being widely used locally.”
“Besides, we have carried out self-initiated 24-hour noise
Leighton Asia has implemented many environmental
monitoring to continuously monitor any noise generated
mitigation measures which are beyond both legislative
from our site,” he added.
and contractual requirements on site to minimise the
potential impact to the environment. Some have been
By installing T5 fluorescence tubes in site offices, electrical
used in Hong Kong for the first time on this project.
consumption has been reduced by an impressive 30-40%.
The company has also used solar lights around site offices
Noise enclosures were erected to reduce potential noise
and even built a green roof on our site office which not
impact generated from 24 hour construction works which
only reduces the company’s carbon footprint, but also
might affect the nearby community. The enclosures at
keeps the office cooler during the hot months.
our sites have reduced noise by up to 40 decibels (dB(A)),
4
near various communities, occupying five locations in
Hong Kong, namely Sai Ying Pun, Sandy Bay, Cyberport,
Wah Fu and Aberdeen, where some of them are just
30 metres from our site boundaries. We understand that
communication can help to minimise resident’s concerns
and erase unnecessary misunderstandings.”
Leighton Asia has established a close relationship with
our community by initiating various community-based
activities. The company has made regular presentations
to enable understanding of the scope of the project and
have encouraged feedback from the community. We have
a 24 hour hotline for people to call and have published a
quarterly project newspaper.
Since the early stages of the project the company has
various community groups in their fundraising and caring
conducted a series of community meetings with local
activities to help some of the local residents in need of
residents to help them understand the benefits that the
special care.
HATS project will bring to the people of Hong Kong.
Information shared included the construction and
Leighton Asia is aware that by taking a proactive approach
project progress and the mitigation measures that are
to managing community relations as well as implementing
being implemented.
appropriate environmental mitigation measures is as
important as the successful delivery of the project. The
Leighton Asia has also organised several Community
company will continue to work closely with the community
Caring Days whereby our volunteers were out to help
to ensure that their concerns are well addressed.
5
Leighton staff walk for nature
Hebe Haven Charity Race
Organised by the World Wildlife Fund
(WWF), Walk for Nature is an annual
The 24 Hour
the crews included many new sailors from the YPC. Some
fundraising event which aims to highlight
Charity Aquathon
were lucky enough to have an unexpected swim when it
the need for the conservation of Hong Kong’s
was held over
became windy on Sunday.
environment by increasing the public’s
two days at the
awareness and appreciation of nature.
end of October at
Peter Weiley, Pre-contract Manager for Leighton Asia’s
the Hebe Haven
Business Unit 1 was at the helm this year. “This is a great
Leighton Asia has been a proud supporter of
Yacht Club near
opportunity for all staff to come along and enjoy a
this initiative over several years. In 2010 the
Sai Kung. This
weekend of fun and laughter while helping some very
company once again provided sponsorship
was the eighth
worthwhile Hong Kong charities. Thanks to all those who
instalment of the
came along to support the team and support this worthy
of the amount of HK$55,000, by enrolling
in WWF’s Cuckoo Plan which offered up to
annual charity event and Leighton is proud to have been
60 spaces for our staff to join the event.
one of the sponsors for five consecutive years.
cause,” he said.
Including a contribution from Leighton, over a million
Leighton staff and their family members all
Leighton fields crews of two people and each crew sailed
dollars was raised for the event and was donated to the
for two hours then changed over throughout the course of
Children’s Cancer Foundation, Enlighten – Action for
Participants walked along a specially designed route in Mai Po Nature Reserve where various checkpoints equipped with
the 24 hour event. Sailing started at 2 pm on the Saturday
Epilepsy, the Sunnyside Club and The Intellectually
exhibits and activity booths are set up. The entire route is approximately 5 kilometres long and takes around 3 hours to
afternoon and went until the same time the next day. In
Disabled Education and Advocacy League (IDEAL).
complete. Along the way our staff were able to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, the beautiful wetland scenery and
2009 Leighton fielded a crew for the event and this year
enjoyed this meaningful event.
the many different types of birds of the area, some of them unique to Hong Kong.
Leighton Integrated Network, otherwise known as LINK, has a membership of
over 140 members consisting of senior engineers to site agents from Business
Injured mine worker in good spirits
Unit 1 in Hong Kong. Recently, LINK, together with the Young Professional Club
LINK and
YPC visit
Ocean Park
(YPC) organised a site visit to the Ocean Park Redevelopment project. The group
Dody Irawan, a service truck driver working at the Wahana
family with support while he works to recover his health
visited several interesting spots within the park including the Lagoon, the 20
Coal Mine project in Indonesia was seriously injured on site
and return to work,” he said.
Tank, the Façade Egg and the Tensile Membrane Canopy.
in mid October following an accident involving his truck.
After being flown to Jakarta, he was initially cared for at
Leighton Asia strives for an incident free environment –
The purpose of such visits is to sustain communication between different peer
Bintaro Hospital, before being transferred to National
the launch of Strive for L·I·F·E programme is aimed at
groups within Leighton and to integrate new staff into Leighton Asia as the
University Hospital in Singapore for specialist treatment.
assisting all Leighton projects to eliminate fatal and
business expands. These activities endeavour to cover a range of issues from
Dody has undergone several surgeries, including the very
serious incidents by introducing a vigorous risk
safety and technical aspects as well as developing a general platform of
unfortunate amputation of his left leg.
management approach to safety.
communication which can be used effectively for professional development
and networking amongst colleagues. LINK is also a great way for members to
Leighton Asia Managing Director, Hamish Tyrwhitt visited
discuss their professional development and individual career paths.
Dody in hospital and reported that he was moved with
Dody’s positive outlook and desire to return to work. Dody
One of the aims of LINK is to provide a platform to promote the Leighton
will remain in Singapore for several more weeks to receive
culture. For example, recently LINK has been an invaluable forum for members
further medical treatment including the provision of a
to discuss Strive for L·I·F·E Class 1 risks, covering accidents and near misses and
prosthetic leg before returning to Indonesia to begin his
the subsequent improved mitigation measures implemented at the different
rehabilitation.
projects. In addition, members have the opportunity to share technical
experiences and methods of construction. LINK also provides a forum where
Hamish noted that during this important time in Dody’s
ideas can be shared with management in particular with respect to safety at
recovery, the continuous support from his family and
the monthly Safety Management Committee (SMC) meetings.
colleagues is crucial to ensure that his spirits remain
positive. He called for staff’s support to provide
The next exciting event for LINK is a seminar for our members and senior
encouragement to Dody and wish him well.
management at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Senior management will be
6
involved to deliver presentations which covers commercial awareness, various
“It was obviously Dody’s strength and his will to live that
technical topics and safety issues. The goal of the event is to create a fun and
saved his life. Although the road to recovery will be a long
creative thinking seminar with active involvement from all attendees.
one, Leighton will continue to provide Dody and his
7
Leighton staff walk for nature
Hebe Haven Charity Race
Organised by the World Wildlife Fund
(WWF), Walk for Nature is an annual
The 24 Hour
the crews included many new sailors from the YPC. Some
fundraising event which aims to highlight
Charity Aquathon
were lucky enough to have an unexpected swim when it
the need for the conservation of Hong Kong’s
was held over
became windy on Sunday.
environment by increasing the public’s
two days at the
awareness and appreciation of nature.
end of October at
Peter Weiley, Pre-contract Manager for Leighton Asia’s
the Hebe Haven
Business Unit 1 was at the helm this year. “This is a great
Leighton Asia has been a proud supporter of
Yacht Club near
opportunity for all staff to come along and enjoy a
this initiative over several years. In 2010 the
Sai Kung. This
weekend of fun and laughter while helping some very
company once again provided sponsorship
was the eighth
worthwhile Hong Kong charities. Thanks to all those who
instalment of the
came along to support the team and support this worthy
of the amount of HK$55,000, by enrolling
in WWF’s Cuckoo Plan which offered up to
annual charity event and Leighton is proud to have been
60 spaces for our staff to join the event.
one of the sponsors for five consecutive years.
cause,” he said.
Including a contribution from Leighton, over a million
Leighton staff and their family members all
Leighton fields crews of two people and each crew sailed
dollars was raised for the event and was donated to the
for two hours then changed over throughout the course of
Children’s Cancer Foundation, Enlighten – Action for
Participants walked along a specially designed route in Mai Po Nature Reserve where various checkpoints equipped with
the 24 hour event. Sailing started at 2 pm on the Saturday
Epilepsy, the Sunnyside Club and The Intellectually
exhibits and activity booths are set up. The entire route is approximately 5 kilometres long and takes around 3 hours to
afternoon and went until the same time the next day. In
Disabled Education and Advocacy League (IDEAL).
complete. Along the way our staff were able to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, the beautiful wetland scenery and
2009 Leighton fielded a crew for the event and this year
enjoyed this meaningful event.
the many different types of birds of the area, some of them unique to Hong Kong.
Leighton Integrated Network, otherwise known as LINK, has a membership of
over 140 members consisting of senior engineers to site agents from Business
Injured mine worker in good spirits
Unit 1 in Hong Kong. Recently, LINK, together with the Young Professional Club
LINK and
YPC visit
Ocean Park
(YPC) organised a site visit to the Ocean Park Redevelopment project. The group
Dody Irawan, a service truck driver working at the Wahana
family with support while he works to recover his health
visited several interesting spots within the park including the Lagoon, the 20
Coal Mine project in Indonesia was seriously injured on site
and return to work,” he said.
Tank, the Façade Egg and the Tensile Membrane Canopy.
in mid October following an accident involving his truck.
After being flown to Jakarta, he was initially cared for at
Leighton Asia strives for an incident free environment –
The purpose of such visits is to sustain communication between different peer
Bintaro Hospital, before being transferred to National
the launch of Strive for L·I·F·E programme is aimed at
groups within Leighton and to integrate new staff into Leighton Asia as the
University Hospital in Singapore for specialist treatment.
assisting all Leighton projects to eliminate fatal and
business expands. These activities endeavour to cover a range of issues from
Dody has undergone several surgeries, including the very
serious incidents by introducing a vigorous risk
safety and technical aspects as well as developing a general platform of
unfortunate amputation of his left leg.
management approach to safety.
communication which can be used effectively for professional development
and networking amongst colleagues. LINK is also a great way for members to
Leighton Asia Managing Director, Hamish Tyrwhitt visited
discuss their professional development and individual career paths.
Dody in hospital and reported that he was moved with
Dody’s positive outlook and desire to return to work. Dody
One of the aims of LINK is to provide a platform to promote the Leighton
will remain in Singapore for several more weeks to receive
culture. For example, recently LINK has been an invaluable forum for members
further medical treatment including the provision of a
to discuss Strive for L·I·F·E Class 1 risks, covering accidents and near misses and
prosthetic leg before returning to Indonesia to begin his
the subsequent improved mitigation measures implemented at the different
rehabilitation.
projects. In addition, members have the opportunity to share technical
experiences and methods of construction. LINK also provides a forum where
Hamish noted that during this important time in Dody’s
ideas can be shared with management in particular with respect to safety at
recovery, the continuous support from his family and
the monthly Safety Management Committee (SMC) meetings.
colleagues is crucial to ensure that his spirits remain
positive. He called for staff’s support to provide
The next exciting event for LINK is a seminar for our members and senior
encouragement to Dody and wish him well.
management at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Senior management will be
6
involved to deliver presentations which covers commercial awareness, various
“It was obviously Dody’s strength and his will to live that
technical topics and safety issues. The goal of the event is to create a fun and
saved his life. Although the road to recovery will be a long
creative thinking seminar with active involvement from all attendees.
one, Leighton will continue to provide Dody and his
7
Contract win for Mongolian
Coal Highway
Located in southern Mongolia, the SouthGobi Sands Coal
Upon completion at the end of 2012, the new coal road
Highway is a significant infrastructure project to deliver
will accommodate the heavy axle loads of fully loaded coal
the coal from the Ovoot Tolgoi coal mine to customers in
trucks and set new standards for haul road infrastructure
China. Valued at A$48 million, the contract is to design and
in Mongolia.
construct a paved coal haul highway in a joint venture with
Monnis International Company. The 45 kilometre highway
Leighton Asia Managing Director, Hamish Tyrwhitt said,
will run from from the Ovoot Tolgoi coal mine to the
“This is a significant entry for Leighton LLC into
Mongolia-China border crossing at Shivee Kuren-Ceke.
infrastructure construction in Mongolia. The award of
this contract demonstrates our ability to deliver one-stop
Ceke, on the China side of the border is a major coal
solutions to our clients, from contract mining to
shipment terminal with rail connections to key markets.
infrastructure development, bringing further social and
The road will be 17 metres wide consisting of four fully
economic development to the people of Mongolia.”
paved lanes with a one-metre wide central median in order
to provide capacity well in excess of 20 million tonnes
per year.
Leighton joint venture secures
A$660 million contract in Hong Kong
Leighton Asia, in a joint venture with John Holland and
practical and robust ideas, we are excited to be playing a
Veolia Water SCL, has secured a role in the design,
key role in the effort to provide a green and innovative
construction, testing and commissioning of a new sludge
building solution to the communities. After being awarded
treatment facility in Hong Kong. Leighton Asia will deliver
one of the major Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS)
vital sludge incineration works in the construction phase
projects last year, our outstanding and professional delivery
with a contract value of A$158 million.
has resulted in the award of this project, demonstrating a
Values workshop in the Philippines
confidence with our clients to deliver the highest quality
Owned by the Hong Kong Government, the facility which
of work.”
is located in the western part of the New Territories is
critical to the region’s wastewater treatment capacity and,
The facility’s building derives inspiration from the sea
at 2,000 metric tonnes per day, will be the biggest sewage
and hills of Deep Bay and will provide a distinct landmark
sludge incineration facility ever built.
along the northwest coast of Hong Kong. Its wave-form
structure has been designed by leading French architects
The plant will generate its own energy, being self-sustaining
Vasconi & Associates and developed by local architect and
and will combine proven technologies with leading
engineers, P & T.
innovations in receiving and treating dewatered sewage
sludge from sewage treatment works.
The project will include an Environmental Education
Centre to foster community education and engagement,
8
Commenting on this landmark project, Managing Director
along with landscaped gardens and the creation of a
of Leighton Asia, Hamish Tyrwhitt stated, “Recognising
habitat for water birds. Construction works are scheduled
that sustainability and climate change challenges require
for completion in 2013.
Leighton Asia recently held a full day values workshop
The workshop proved to be a success in bringing together a
for its Philippine staff in Makati City. The workshop is
workforce that is made up of people with different cultural
filled with activities for character building and employee-
backgrounds and who speak different languages. Although
relationship enhancement. Participants shared ideas on
the Philippines is predominantly an English-speaking
how Leighton’s core values can be manifested in the
nation, the workshop helped participants understand that
workplace and how these can impact daily operations.
messages and interpretation may be different based on
In this exercise, everyone was given a chance to have a
people’s cultural background. Attendees left the workshop
meaningful exchange of personal experiences and at the
with a full understanding of the company’s core values and
same time, understand the values and cultures of the
the eagerness to promote these values when they go back
people they work with.
to their workplaces.
9
Contract win for Mongolian
Coal Highway
Located in southern Mongolia, the SouthGobi Sands Coal
Upon completion at the end of 2012, the new coal road
Highway is a significant infrastructure project to deliver
will accommodate the heavy axle loads of fully loaded coal
the coal from the Ovoot Tolgoi coal mine to customers in
trucks and set new standards for haul road infrastructure
China. Valued at A$48 million, the contract is to design and
in Mongolia.
construct a paved coal haul highway in a joint venture with
Monnis International Company. The 45 kilometre highway
Leighton Asia Managing Director, Hamish Tyrwhitt said,
will run from from the Ovoot Tolgoi coal mine to the
“This is a significant entry for Leighton LLC into
Mongolia-China border crossing at Shivee Kuren-Ceke.
infrastructure construction in Mongolia. The award of
this contract demonstrates our ability to deliver one-stop
Ceke, on the China side of the border is a major coal
solutions to our clients, from contract mining to
shipment terminal with rail connections to key markets.
infrastructure development, bringing further social and
The road will be 17 metres wide consisting of four fully
economic development to the people of Mongolia.”
paved lanes with a one-metre wide central median in order
to provide capacity well in excess of 20 million tonnes
per year.
Leighton joint venture secures
A$660 million contract in Hong Kong
Leighton Asia, in a joint venture with John Holland and
practical and robust ideas, we are excited to be playing a
Veolia Water SCL, has secured a role in the design,
key role in the effort to provide a green and innovative
construction, testing and commissioning of a new sludge
building solution to the communities. After being awarded
treatment facility in Hong Kong. Leighton Asia will deliver
one of the major Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS)
vital sludge incineration works in the construction phase
projects last year, our outstanding and professional delivery
with a contract value of A$158 million.
has resulted in the award of this project, demonstrating a
Values workshop in the Philippines
confidence with our clients to deliver the highest quality
Owned by the Hong Kong Government, the facility which
of work.”
is located in the western part of the New Territories is
critical to the region’s wastewater treatment capacity and,
The facility’s building derives inspiration from the sea
at 2,000 metric tonnes per day, will be the biggest sewage
and hills of Deep Bay and will provide a distinct landmark
sludge incineration facility ever built.
along the northwest coast of Hong Kong. Its wave-form
structure has been designed by leading French architects
The plant will generate its own energy, being self-sustaining
Vasconi & Associates and developed by local architect and
and will combine proven technologies with leading
engineers, P & T.
innovations in receiving and treating dewatered sewage
sludge from sewage treatment works.
The project will include an Environmental Education
Centre to foster community education and engagement,
8
Commenting on this landmark project, Managing Director
along with landscaped gardens and the creation of a
of Leighton Asia, Hamish Tyrwhitt stated, “Recognising
habitat for water birds. Construction works are scheduled
that sustainability and climate change challenges require
for completion in 2013.
Leighton Asia recently held a full day values workshop
The workshop proved to be a success in bringing together a
for its Philippine staff in Makati City. The workshop is
workforce that is made up of people with different cultural
filled with activities for character building and employee-
backgrounds and who speak different languages. Although
relationship enhancement. Participants shared ideas on
the Philippines is predominantly an English-speaking
how Leighton’s core values can be manifested in the
nation, the workshop helped participants understand that
workplace and how these can impact daily operations.
messages and interpretation may be different based on
In this exercise, everyone was given a chance to have a
people’s cultural background. Attendees left the workshop
meaningful exchange of personal experiences and at the
with a full understanding of the company’s core values and
same time, understand the values and cultures of the
the eagerness to promote these values when they go back
people they work with.
to their workplaces.
9
Increase in
production at
Masbate project
forward to continuing to provide new infrastructures to
support our client’s business as they continue to increase
production.”
This mining contract is an alliance agreement which is
designed to maintain unlimited flexibility in all aspects of
mining, uphold total transparency of costs, and provide
the safest and lowest mining cost per tonne. Leighton
Asia is one of Asia’s foremost providers of mining services,
providing clients with a one-stop solution for all its
mining requirements. It is currently mining coal and gold
for clients in Indonesia, the Philippines and Mongolia.
Leighton Asia has secured an A$170 million contract to
increase production at the Masbate Gold Mine in the
Philippines. The Masbate Gold Project is the largest
operating gold project in the Philippines. It is located
on the Island of Masbate, approximately 350 kilometres
south of the capital, Manila.
Leighton Asia awarded
A$180 million highway contract
In September Leighton Asia secured an A$180 million
The contract comprises of two bridges totalling 305 metres
contract to construct the Central Interchange of the
long, 224 metres of cut and cover tunnel and a 116 metre
Central to Wan Chai Bypass (CWB). This contract award
approach ramp, as well as the realignment and reconstruction
continues Leighton Asia’s involvement along the Central
of existing roads and landscaping works. The interchange
Wan Chai waterfront and is in addition to the existing
links the existing elevated highway in the west to the
contracts for the Central Reclamation Phase III and the
tunnel already under construction on Leighton Asia’s
associated section of Central Wan Chai Bypass.
Central Reclamation Phase III contract.
Leighton Asia Managing Director, Hamish Tyrwhitt said
Central Wan Chai Bypass is an essential strategic East-West
the company was pleased to be awarded this significant
highway route for traffic between the Central Business
contract by the Highway Department in Hong Kong.
District and the population centre in the eastern part of the
Hong Kong Island. Upon its completion, the traffic will
“This year, Leighton Asia celebrates 35 years of operation
bypass the heavily congested existing roads along the north
in Hong Kong. We are proud to be selected to participate
shore of Hong Kong Island in the Wan Chai and Causeway
in this important infrastructure project again, following
Bay area, further enhancing the quality of life for residents.
our award of the Central Reclamation Phase III. The award
The project is scheduled for completion in 2016.
reflects our expertise, leveraging local knowledge and
international experience in delivering large scale
infrastructure projects in Asia.”
10
CGA Mining Limited extended support to Leighton Asia
in expanding the production capacity with the goal to
increase production rates from the current 550,000 bank
cubic metres (bcm) per month to the target of 920,000 bcm
per month. Along with this, the mining fleet size will be
adjusted in order to improve production efficiency, with
the larger pits now ready.
Leighton Asia was awarded the mining contract for the
Masbate Gold Mine project in March 2008. Design and
construction of the process plant was successfully completed
in February 2009, with the construction and installation
of the power plant completed in April 2009. The mine
plant was completed with a total capital expenditure of
A$181 million, without one lost time injury. A year after
the acquisition of the project, the mining production has
reached a total production of 5.2 million bcm by the end
of 2009.
Managing Director of Leighton Asia, Hamish Tyrwhitt said,
“We are most encouraged by CGA’s decision on increasing
the production capacity at Masbate. The contract renewal is
an acknowledgement of Leighton’s capability in developing
safe, reliable and productive operations. With the completion
of the gold processing plant in the last year, we look
Leighton
joins Mining
Philippines
Conference
Over 500 local and international delegates consisting
of CEOs, CFOs, investors and financiers, consultants,
contractors and suppliers, participated in a three-day
Mining Philippines 2010 Conference and Exhibition.
Leighton Asia, one of the participants in this most
wide-ranging mining event, showcased the Masbate
Gold Mine project.
Corporate social responsibility is the focus of this year’s
conference, centering on the many ways in which the
mining industry can practice responsible and sustainable
mining. The conference instilled among participants
how the mining industry can be effective in providing
the community with beneficial services as well
as positive environmental impacts.
Increase in
production at
Masbate project
forward to continuing to provide new infrastructures to
support our client’s business as they continue to increase
production.”
This mining contract is an alliance agreement which is
designed to maintain unlimited flexibility in all aspects of
mining, uphold total transparency of costs, and provide
the safest and lowest mining cost per tonne. Leighton
Asia is one of Asia’s foremost providers of mining services,
providing clients with a one-stop solution for all its
mining requirements. It is currently mining coal and gold
for clients in Indonesia, the Philippines and Mongolia.
Leighton Asia has secured an A$170 million contract to
increase production at the Masbate Gold Mine in the
Philippines. The Masbate Gold Project is the largest
operating gold project in the Philippines. It is located
on the Island of Masbate, approximately 350 kilometres
south of the capital, Manila.
Leighton Asia awarded
A$180 million highway contract
In September Leighton Asia secured an A$180 million
The contract comprises of two bridges totalling 305 metres
contract to construct the Central Interchange of the
long, 224 metres of cut and cover tunnel and a 116 metre
Central to Wan Chai Bypass (CWB). This contract award
approach ramp, as well as the realignment and reconstruction
continues Leighton Asia’s involvement along the Central
of existing roads and landscaping works. The interchange
Wan Chai waterfront and is in addition to the existing
links the existing elevated highway in the west to the
contracts for the Central Reclamation Phase III and the
tunnel already under construction on Leighton Asia’s
associated section of Central Wan Chai Bypass.
Central Reclamation Phase III contract.
Leighton Asia Managing Director, Hamish Tyrwhitt said
Central Wan Chai Bypass is an essential strategic East-West
the company was pleased to be awarded this significant
highway route for traffic between the Central Business
contract by the Highway Department in Hong Kong.
District and the population centre in the eastern part of the
Hong Kong Island. Upon its completion, the traffic will
“This year, Leighton Asia celebrates 35 years of operation
bypass the heavily congested existing roads along the north
in Hong Kong. We are proud to be selected to participate
shore of Hong Kong Island in the Wan Chai and Causeway
in this important infrastructure project again, following
Bay area, further enhancing the quality of life for residents.
our award of the Central Reclamation Phase III. The award
The project is scheduled for completion in 2016.
reflects our expertise, leveraging local knowledge and
international experience in delivering large scale
infrastructure projects in Asia.”
10
CGA Mining Limited extended support to Leighton Asia
in expanding the production capacity with the goal to
increase production rates from the current 550,000 bank
cubic metres (bcm) per month to the target of 920,000 bcm
per month. Along with this, the mining fleet size will be
adjusted in order to improve production efficiency, with
the larger pits now ready.
Leighton Asia was awarded the mining contract for the
Masbate Gold Mine project in March 2008. Design and
construction of the process plant was successfully completed
in February 2009, with the construction and installation
of the power plant completed in April 2009. The mine
plant was completed with a total capital expenditure of
A$181 million, without one lost time injury. A year after
the acquisition of the project, the mining production has
reached a total production of 5.2 million bcm by the end
of 2009.
Managing Director of Leighton Asia, Hamish Tyrwhitt said,
“We are most encouraged by CGA’s decision on increasing
the production capacity at Masbate. The contract renewal is
an acknowledgement of Leighton’s capability in developing
safe, reliable and productive operations. With the completion
of the gold processing plant in the last year, we look
Leighton
joins Mining
Philippines
Conference
Over 500 local and international delegates consisting
of CEOs, CFOs, investors and financiers, consultants,
contractors and suppliers, participated in a three-day
Mining Philippines 2010 Conference and Exhibition.
Leighton Asia, one of the participants in this most
wide-ranging mining event, showcased the Masbate
Gold Mine project.
Corporate social responsibility is the focus of this year’s
conference, centering on the many ways in which the
mining industry can practice responsible and sustainable
mining. The conference instilled among participants
how the mining industry can be effective in providing
the community with beneficial services as well
as positive environmental impacts.
Following the successful bowling tournament organised by
YPC in 2009, a second such event was recently held at the
Thunder Bowl venue in Hong Kong’s Whampoa Garden.
The event was well attended with 55 participants bowling in
8 teams. Additionally there were over 50 supporters in
attendance ensuring that the atmosphere in the bowling
alley was full of excitement. The competition was won
by Team Cannon representing the North Lantau Hospital
project. Not far behind were Team All Stars representing the
PAFF-811B-Sludge project and Team Baby Warriors from the
Bowling
tournament
in Hong Kong
Central Reclamation project.
As well as team champions there were also individual
champions recognised for both men and women. The men’s
champion was Eric So and the ladies’ champion was Carrie
Yeung, both representing Team All Stars. The night was a
great success. Everyone involved looks forward to another
opportunity to show their bowling skills again in 2011.
One Man One Tree Programme
In celebration for the World Environment Day, staff at the
would be planted for each employee. This resulted in
Balikpapan Support Facility (BSF) participated in the One
150 trees being planted in an area near the site and
Man One Tree Programme. Tree planting activities in the
Leighton is grateful for the support of the local village
environment surrounding BSF is an example of the positive
officials.
contribution made by staff to protect the environment.
By planting trees, BSF employees are participating in the
The event commenced with a symbolic tree planting by
global effort to reduce green house gases and reduce the
BSF Workshop Manager Trevor Thompson, followed by
impact of climate change.
other staff members. The areas chosen by the village
officials near the BSF office included a local elementary
The initiative was born during the health, safety and
school yard, a local mosque as well as a local village.
environmental sessions when it was agreed that one tree
New chairman for
Young Professional Club
A vitally important forum for young Leighton engineers to
“Through networking and team building, we are able to
share their knowledge and experiences is the Leighton Asia
encourage a healthy work/life balance. As we incorporate
Young Professional Club (YPC). Recently the body elected
the Leighton spirit into each and every activity, the YPC
a new Chairman, Gordon Lee and an inauguration dinner
learns to live by the core values,” he added.
was attended by over 130 young professionals as well as
senior management.
Environmental
planning
workshop held
in Jakarta
Earlier this year Leighton Asia’s Health, Safety and
Environmental (HSE) Department in Jakarta held a one
day environmental workshop at the Balikpapan Support
Facility. The event was attended by senior environmental
and HSE personnel representing all Leighton Asia projects
in Indonesia.
The purpose of the meeting was to review the past
financial year’s environmental performance and to plan
environmental initiatives for the next financial year.
Items discussed included environmental objectives and
The acknowledgement of success at any level of an
targets, waste management, environmental legal compliance
organisation serves to further encourage staff to reach for
review and bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated
“The mission of the YPC is to provide a platform for
new heights of achievement. This is particularly important
soils and waste rock initiatives. Suggestions and ideas for
young professionals to develop professionalism through
in relation to young employees, upon whom the future
improvement were also brainstormed and will be included
networking, experience sharing, external involvement,
growth and expansion of the company depends.
into the business unit’s environmental planning.
technical activities and supporting members to pursue
12
professional qualifications. As well as focusing on work
Encouraging interaction between employees to share
and professionalism, YPC also provides for external
knowledge and experience also leads to future successes
involvement such as participating in joint institution
as they encourage one and another. Additionally, the YPC
events and charity events in order to have interaction
also provides excellent networking opportunities for young
with organisations outside the company,” stated Gordon.
professionals to meet and exchange ideas with their peers.
13
Following the successful bowling tournament organised by
YPC in 2009, a second such event was recently held at the
Thunder Bowl venue in Hong Kong’s Whampoa Garden.
The event was well attended with 55 participants bowling in
8 teams. Additionally there were over 50 supporters in
attendance ensuring that the atmosphere in the bowling
alley was full of excitement. The competition was won
by Team Cannon representing the North Lantau Hospital
project. Not far behind were Team All Stars representing the
PAFF-811B-Sludge project and Team Baby Warriors from the
Bowling
tournament
in Hong Kong
Central Reclamation project.
As well as team champions there were also individual
champions recognised for both men and women. The men’s
champion was Eric So and the ladies’ champion was Carrie
Yeung, both representing Team All Stars. The night was a
great success. Everyone involved looks forward to another
opportunity to show their bowling skills again in 2011.
One Man One Tree Programme
In celebration for the World Environment Day, staff at the
would be planted for each employee. This resulted in
Balikpapan Support Facility (BSF) participated in the One
150 trees being planted in an area near the site and
Man One Tree Programme. Tree planting activities in the
Leighton is grateful for the support of the local village
environment surrounding BSF is an example of the positive
officials.
contribution made by staff to protect the environment.
By planting trees, BSF employees are participating in the
The event commenced with a symbolic tree planting by
global effort to reduce green house gases and reduce the
BSF Workshop Manager Trevor Thompson, followed by
impact of climate change.
other staff members. The areas chosen by the village
officials near the BSF office included a local elementary
The initiative was born during the health, safety and
school yard, a local mosque as well as a local village.
environmental sessions when it was agreed that one tree
New chairman for
Young Professional Club
A vitally important forum for young Leighton engineers to
“Through networking and team building, we are able to
share their knowledge and experiences is the Leighton Asia
encourage a healthy work/life balance. As we incorporate
Young Professional Club (YPC). Recently the body elected
the Leighton spirit into each and every activity, the YPC
a new Chairman, Gordon Lee and an inauguration dinner
learns to live by the core values,” he added.
was attended by over 130 young professionals as well as
senior management.
Environmental
planning
workshop held
in Jakarta
Earlier this year Leighton Asia’s Health, Safety and
Environmental (HSE) Department in Jakarta held a one
day environmental workshop at the Balikpapan Support
Facility. The event was attended by senior environmental
and HSE personnel representing all Leighton Asia projects
in Indonesia.
The purpose of the meeting was to review the past
financial year’s environmental performance and to plan
environmental initiatives for the next financial year.
Items discussed included environmental objectives and
The acknowledgement of success at any level of an
targets, waste management, environmental legal compliance
organisation serves to further encourage staff to reach for
review and bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated
“The mission of the YPC is to provide a platform for
new heights of achievement. This is particularly important
soils and waste rock initiatives. Suggestions and ideas for
young professionals to develop professionalism through
in relation to young employees, upon whom the future
improvement were also brainstormed and will be included
networking, experience sharing, external involvement,
growth and expansion of the company depends.
into the business unit’s environmental planning.
technical activities and supporting members to pursue
12
professional qualifications. As well as focusing on work
Encouraging interaction between employees to share
and professionalism, YPC also provides for external
knowledge and experience also leads to future successes
involvement such as participating in joint institution
as they encourage one and another. Additionally, the YPC
events and charity events in order to have interaction
also provides excellent networking opportunities for young
with organisations outside the company,” stated Gordon.
professionals to meet and exchange ideas with their peers.
13
Leighton joins tree planting
The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) - the umbrella organisation of all the mining and exploration
companies, together with service providers and suppliers of the Philippine Mining Industry has adopted a 1,500 square
metre land area for tree planting. The area is located at the Baguio Botanical Garden, a beautiful park in Baguio City a
tourist destination and summer capital of the Philippines.
Five years of
sharing and
giving
Leighton committed to join the PMSEA group and plant trees in the area to ensure conservation and beautification of the
For five consecutive years, Leighton Asia’s Jakarta office
botanical garden. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between PMSEA, represented by its President Louie
staff have been working to raise awareness of and help
Sarmiento, and the City of Baguio, represented by its honourable mayor, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, to provide care and
those less fortunate living in communities within greater
maintenance of this portion of the park for five years. The memorandum was signed during the 57 Annual National Mine
Jakarta, Indonesia. The event goes by the name of “Let’s
Safety and Environment Conference held in Baguio City from 17–20 November 2010.
Strengthen Our Spirit of Sharing and Giving”.
The theme for this year’s conference was “The Filipino Miner is pro-environment, our co-partner in building progress”.
In August, 35 members of Leighton staff and their
Leighton has always been an active participant in the Baguio Convention since 1996 and assumes an active role in the
families visited a foundation for disabled persons, Wisma
awards committee in the preparation of this annual event. The four-day event commenced with a tree planting activity at
Tuna Ganda Palsigunung which is located in east Jakarta.
the adopted Baguio Botanical Garden. Leighton and a number of local mining companies took part in the whole day event
The centre houses 31 disabled people ranging in age
where participants planted three species, including Hibiscus, Pine, and Agoho trees. Leighton Asia enthusiastically supports
from six to forty two, with disabilities including blindness
and participates in this PMSEA initiative.
and deafness, cerebral palsy and hydro cephalous to
Best initiative award
name just a few.
Leighton Asia’s Mongolia operation has introduced a monthly award for the best
Palsigunung were born with disabilities. Some are the
initiative related to the company’s efforts in ensuring that all project sites remain
result of being given the wrong medicines when ill or are
incident free. Last month’s award went to the team from the UHG Coal Mine who
the result of serious accidents. Whatever the reason, the
proposed a system to prevent environmental damage from oil and grease spills.
staff who attended this charity event were all moved by
th
To this end, a new oiling and greasing device was designed. The device consists
Not all of the residents of Wisma Tuna Ganda
Saving the
climate –
one vegetable
at a time
the atmosphere of sharing and giving which is the focus
Staff and sub contractors at the MSJ project near Samarinda
of this now annual activity.
in East Kalimantan, Indonesia came up with a novel way
of is an oil barrel, underneath which there is a container in case of any spills or
to make their contribution to World Environment Day. For
leakages. The oil barrel is attached to a pump, which also has an air compressor
The donation included contributions in cash, two
the whole day, these workers consumed only a vegetarian
attached at the top to funnel the oil through the extendable hose. At the tip of
televisions and daily supplies which included a variety
diet, knowing that meat production is a major contributor
the hose is an electronic measuring gauge which displays the pressure.
of basic food stuffs as well as toys and clothes. Leighton
to climate change due to the high levels of carbon produced
Asia is committed to helping the community and would
as well as the very high levels of water consumed in
This device greatly simplifies and automates the oiling process and negates any
hope that the donations could help ease the financial
producing meat for consumption. The idea of the event
possibility of spills and leakages from occurring. Leighton congratulates
burden of the foundation in funding their daily
is to take an easy step in reducing carbon emission.
Batsergelen.Sh and Mark Gravelle for their innovative design and will look for
operational costs. Special thanks to those members of
ways to introduce this innovation throughout the business in the region.
our staff who made this possible. We look forward to
Edy Priyatomo, Project HSE Manager at MSJ stated,
Farewell to exemplary teammate
providing similar such assistance to other worthy
“Although not all employees know that changing your
organisations in the coming years.
diet can help reduce carbon emissions, they all agreed that
low cholesterol and vegetarian menus are healthier.”
Recently Leighton staff and management bade farewell to
one of the company’s most respected individuals, Mr. Poon
The United Nations published a report in November 2009
Cheung Kwan who has been with the company since 1987.
that said that the world community’s consumption of meat
Poon’s colleague George Lau commented that he was a
results in CO2 emissions equivalent to 18 percent of total
hardworking and intelligent man who was well liked by
global emissions. Leighton Asia is proud of the staff at the
his colleagues. He added that in the 23 years with Leighton
MSJ project for supporting World Environment Day with
that he has never taken any sick leave. Poon who is retiring
their 24 hours of vegetarian diets.
to spend more time with his wife and family in his native
Fuzhou said that it had been his great pleasure to spend
his working life in such a successful company and that he
would miss all his friends. Poon Cheung Kwan will also be
missed by Leighton.
14
15
Leighton joins tree planting
The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) - the umbrella organisation of all the mining and exploration
companies, together with service providers and suppliers of the Philippine Mining Industry has adopted a 1,500 square
metre land area for tree planting. The area is located at the Baguio Botanical Garden, a beautiful park in Baguio City a
tourist destination and summer capital of the Philippines.
Five years of
sharing and
giving
Leighton committed to join the PMSEA group and plant trees in the area to ensure conservation and beautification of the
For five consecutive years, Leighton Asia’s Jakarta office
botanical garden. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between PMSEA, represented by its President Louie
staff have been working to raise awareness of and help
Sarmiento, and the City of Baguio, represented by its honourable mayor, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, to provide care and
those less fortunate living in communities within greater
maintenance of this portion of the park for five years. The memorandum was signed during the 57 Annual National Mine
Jakarta, Indonesia. The event goes by the name of “Let’s
Safety and Environment Conference held in Baguio City from 17–20 November 2010.
Strengthen Our Spirit of Sharing and Giving”.
The theme for this year’s conference was “The Filipino Miner is pro-environment, our co-partner in building progress”.
In August, 35 members of Leighton staff and their
Leighton has always been an active participant in the Baguio Convention since 1996 and assumes an active role in the
families visited a foundation for disabled persons, Wisma
awards committee in the preparation of this annual event. The four-day event commenced with a tree planting activity at
Tuna Ganda Palsigunung which is located in east Jakarta.
the adopted Baguio Botanical Garden. Leighton and a number of local mining companies took part in the whole day event
The centre houses 31 disabled people ranging in age
where participants planted three species, including Hibiscus, Pine, and Agoho trees. Leighton Asia enthusiastically supports
from six to forty two, with disabilities including blindness
and participates in this PMSEA initiative.
and deafness, cerebral palsy and hydro cephalous to
Best initiative award
name just a few.
Leighton Asia’s Mongolia operation has introduced a monthly award for the best
Palsigunung were born with disabilities. Some are the
initiative related to the company’s efforts in ensuring that all project sites remain
result of being given the wrong medicines when ill or are
incident free. Last month’s award went to the team from the UHG Coal Mine who
the result of serious accidents. Whatever the reason, the
proposed a system to prevent environmental damage from oil and grease spills.
staff who attended this charity event were all moved by
th
To this end, a new oiling and greasing device was designed. The device consists
Not all of the residents of Wisma Tuna Ganda
Saving the
climate –
one vegetable
at a time
the atmosphere of sharing and giving which is the focus
Staff and sub contractors at the MSJ project near Samarinda
of this now annual activity.
in East Kalimantan, Indonesia came up with a novel way
of is an oil barrel, underneath which there is a container in case of any spills or
to make their contribution to World Environment Day. For
leakages. The oil barrel is attached to a pump, which also has an air compressor
The donation included contributions in cash, two
the whole day, these workers consumed only a vegetarian
attached at the top to funnel the oil through the extendable hose. At the tip of
televisions and daily supplies which included a variety
diet, knowing that meat production is a major contributor
the hose is an electronic measuring gauge which displays the pressure.
of basic food stuffs as well as toys and clothes. Leighton
to climate change due to the high levels of carbon produced
Asia is committed to helping the community and would
as well as the very high levels of water consumed in
This device greatly simplifies and automates the oiling process and negates any
hope that the donations could help ease the financial
producing meat for consumption. The idea of the event
possibility of spills and leakages from occurring. Leighton congratulates
burden of the foundation in funding their daily
is to take an easy step in reducing carbon emission.
Batsergelen.Sh and Mark Gravelle for their innovative design and will look for
operational costs. Special thanks to those members of
ways to introduce this innovation throughout the business in the region.
our staff who made this possible. We look forward to
Edy Priyatomo, Project HSE Manager at MSJ stated,
Farewell to exemplary teammate
providing similar such assistance to other worthy
“Although not all employees know that changing your
organisations in the coming years.
diet can help reduce carbon emissions, they all agreed that
low cholesterol and vegetarian menus are healthier.”
Recently Leighton staff and management bade farewell to
one of the company’s most respected individuals, Mr. Poon
The United Nations published a report in November 2009
Cheung Kwan who has been with the company since 1987.
that said that the world community’s consumption of meat
Poon’s colleague George Lau commented that he was a
results in CO2 emissions equivalent to 18 percent of total
hardworking and intelligent man who was well liked by
global emissions. Leighton Asia is proud of the staff at the
his colleagues. He added that in the 23 years with Leighton
MSJ project for supporting World Environment Day with
that he has never taken any sick leave. Poon who is retiring
their 24 hours of vegetarian diets.
to spend more time with his wife and family in his native
Fuzhou said that it had been his great pleasure to spend
his working life in such a successful company and that he
would miss all his friends. Poon Cheung Kwan will also be
missed by Leighton.
14
15
Masbate holds
first ever family
members’
site tour
In line with the company’s commitment to corporate
Leighton scholar
ranks second in
National Mining
Board Exams
Leighton Asia celebrates 35 years
Having established our presence in Indonesia in 1975, Leighton Asia
social responsibility, the Masbate Mining Alliance
has gone from strength to strength, enjoying unparalleled growth
recently organised the first-ever family members’ site tour.
throughout the region. Recently, we celebrated our 35 years of
This activity aimed to educate family members of the local
success across Asia.
mine employees about the working conditions in the mine
site. The tour included the actual visit to the mine site, the
Various forms of celebrations have been held throughout Asia.
open pits, and the heavy equipment workshop.
In Hong Kong two days of events were held in October with the
theme of “We Build, We Mine and We Care” representing the
The activities commenced with a brief orientation on
essence of the company. Local activities included anniversary
the different livelihood programmes implemented by
cocktails for clients, business partners and contractors. The main
the Leighton management that ensure the community’s
celebration was attended by more than 400 people including many
well-being. This was followed by a presentation on the
various contributions of the mine to the provincial, as
well as the national economy. The attendees, almost all
of whom were wives of equipment operators, learned
that risks are managed on the site and their husbands
are safe at work.
Eliza Molloy, Mine Manager for Operations stated in
her opening remarks, “Without support from the wives,
the husbands would not be able to do the work wholeheartedly.” With the great deal of positive response that
the activity has gained, plans are being made to
Leighton congratulates Ella Berjamin and Jefrinces
Nadala for successfully passing the National Mining
Board Examination. Ella and Jef are just two of Leighton
Philippines’ Mining Engineering scholars. The mining board
exam was administered by the Professional Regulation
Commission of the Philippines in September of this year.
Both scholars placed in the top 15 of this year’s examinees,
with Ella ranking second.
Ella and Jeff took their oath as mining engineers and are
now working at the Masbate Gold Mine project where
they look forward to developing their career and making
a difference in the industry.
distinguished guests representing the Government of the Hong
Kong Special Administrative Region as well as clients and business
partners. Also, we celebrated our success with our staff by
distributing various souvenirs in different regions. The initiative
was well received as staff share the joy and pride in being part of
the Leighton family.
As Leighton Asia looks back with great pride upon 35 years of
sustained growth, as well as the large number of successful
projects we have delivered, the company and its representatives
look forward with great confidence and are inspired by new
challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
implement the activity again next year.
16
17
Masbate holds
first ever family
members’
site tour
In line with the company’s commitment to corporate
Leighton scholar
ranks second in
National Mining
Board Exams
Leighton Asia celebrates 35 years
Having established our presence in Indonesia in 1975, Leighton Asia
social responsibility, the Masbate Mining Alliance
has gone from strength to strength, enjoying unparalleled growth
recently organised the first-ever family members’ site tour.
throughout the region. Recently, we celebrated our 35 years of
This activity aimed to educate family members of the local
success across Asia.
mine employees about the working conditions in the mine
site. The tour included the actual visit to the mine site, the
Various forms of celebrations have been held throughout Asia.
open pits, and the heavy equipment workshop.
In Hong Kong two days of events were held in October with the
theme of “We Build, We Mine and We Care” representing the
The activities commenced with a brief orientation on
essence of the company. Local activities included anniversary
the different livelihood programmes implemented by
cocktails for clients, business partners and contractors. The main
the Leighton management that ensure the community’s
celebration was attended by more than 400 people including many
well-being. This was followed by a presentation on the
various contributions of the mine to the provincial, as
well as the national economy. The attendees, almost all
of whom were wives of equipment operators, learned
that risks are managed on the site and their husbands
are safe at work.
Eliza Molloy, Mine Manager for Operations stated in
her opening remarks, “Without support from the wives,
the husbands would not be able to do the work wholeheartedly.” With the great deal of positive response that
the activity has gained, plans are being made to
Leighton congratulates Ella Berjamin and Jefrinces
Nadala for successfully passing the National Mining
Board Examination. Ella and Jef are just two of Leighton
Philippines’ Mining Engineering scholars. The mining board
exam was administered by the Professional Regulation
Commission of the Philippines in September of this year.
Both scholars placed in the top 15 of this year’s examinees,
with Ella ranking second.
Ella and Jeff took their oath as mining engineers and are
now working at the Masbate Gold Mine project where
they look forward to developing their career and making
a difference in the industry.
distinguished guests representing the Government of the Hong
Kong Special Administrative Region as well as clients and business
partners. Also, we celebrated our success with our staff by
distributing various souvenirs in different regions. The initiative
was well received as staff share the joy and pride in being part of
the Leighton family.
As Leighton Asia looks back with great pride upon 35 years of
sustained growth, as well as the large number of successful
projects we have delivered, the company and its representatives
look forward with great confidence and are inspired by new
challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
implement the activity again next year.
16
17
Leighton AGM
welcomes
David Stewart
as new CEO
“The Board is delighted to have someone of David
Stewart’s capability to step into the role of CEO. David
brings a comprehensive knowledge of the business, a
wealth of contracting experience and a disciplined ‘can
do’ attitude that is central to Leighton’s culture. The Board
also notes the retirement after the AGM of Mr. Dieter
World-class
training centre
opens in
Hong Kong
Adamsas who has made an invaluable contribution to
Leighton over his near 40 year career with the Company,”
Recently a ceremony was held to commemorate the
he said.
opening of the project site office for the Tse Uk Tsuen to
Shek Yam section of the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong
Leighton’s Chief Executive, Mr. Wal King, stated in his
Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) project. The contract involves
presentation to shareholders that the Company had grown
the construction of tunnels and ventilation buildings for
At Leighton Holdings’ 49th Annual General Meeting held
to be a multi-dimensional company, operating across 20
the MTR Corporation.
in Sydney in November, Chairman, Mr. David Mortimer,
countries with more opportunities across the business than
reported that the Company has recorded another
it could realistically take on.
Over 200 people attended the works commencement
ceremony including representatives from MTR head office
successful financial year in 2009/2010.
“A great strength of Leighton is its diversity – by market,
and site and they included special guests David Sorton,
“The Group earned a record profit after tax of A$612 million
by geography, by brand and by delivery system. It is this
General Manager-XRL Construction, Civil, and Alan Morris,
from revenue of A$18.6 billion. The Board paid a fully
diversity that has been so important to the Group in
Project Manager-XRL Tunnels. There were also representatives
franked total dividend for the year of 150 cents per share
providing growth opportunities and helping to deliver
and earned an average return on equity of 25% placing
solid returns to shareholders. The Group is also the world’s
the Group 15 on the list of top 100 listed Australian
largest contract miner with work in hand exceeding
companies by market capitalisation,” said Mr. Mortimer.
A$17 billion and demand from Asia, particularly China,
th
should continue to underwrite construction and contract
“Total revenue for the first quarter to 30 September 2010
mining opportunities.
was up by 4% to A$4.7 billion while work in hand at
30 September stood at A$42.5 billion, up by 2.4% since
“We see a broad range of new work emerging across Asia
30 June 2010 although this figure was negatively impacted
as the economies of the region industrialise and urbanise.
by approximately A$1.8 billion due to currency. The
Indonesia, Hong Kong, Mongolia, India and the Middle
September results reflect a deterioration of A$85 million
East should continue to develop and grow, offering the
and we have therefore recorded a profit after tax for the
Group’s operating companies a range of construction and
quarter of A$47 million,” said Mr. Mortimer.
mining opportunities.
“As of today, work in hand stands at nearly A$43 billion
“Leighton has a great deal of momentum, a diverse
– a record level, even after adjusting for currency and the
business base and many opportunities. But its greatest
Group is also preferred tenderer on over A$4 billion worth
asset is its people and I know that the culture and values
on work, of which approximately A$2 billion is expect to
of the Leighton Group will continue to provide a strong
be awarded in the next few weeks,” said Mr. Mortimer.
framework for the Company after my retirement.
Mr. Mortimer also noted the recent management changes
“I congratulate David Stewart on his appointment and
with the appointment of David Stewart to take over as
wish him well. David is an extremely capable manager
Chief Executive Officer following the decision of Wal King
having led John Holland to record levels of revenue and
to retire after nearly 24 years as CEO. “Wal has made an
profitability, and he continued to expand the diversity of
extraordinary contribution to Leighton over the course of
that company. I expect him to do the same with Leighton,”
his career. During his leadership, Leighton has risen from
said Mr. King.
being a middle ranking Australian construction company
to a global leader as a contractor and the world’s largest
contract miner,” said Mr. Mortimer.
18
Express Rail
works
commencement
ceremony
In October Leighton Asia held the grand opening of the
Strive for L·I·F·E Knowledge and Skills Training Centre. The
event, hosted by Hamish Tyrwhitt, Managing Director of
Leighton Asia welcomed clients, partners and subcontractors.
from the Government of the HKSAR, Police Department as
well as local village representatives.
Leighton Asia Managing Director, Hamish Tyrwhitt said,
“We are proud to be a part of the important XRL project
This world-class training facility has set a new benchmark in
Asia, providing an advanced safety induction programme
which is physical, informative and practical and uses many
which will play a major role in providing fast and
forms of interactive and dynamic mediums to deliver the
training programme. Leighton aims to operate with the
industry’s highest standards and the dynamic and interactive
health and safety training curriculum reflects the company’s
commitment to raise the operating standards of our group
of businesses.
today and would encourage the project team to utilise
convenient rail services into Mainland China. I would like
to thank the many distinguished guests who are here
Leighton Asia’s extensive rail experience and knowledge
of tunnel construction to ensure this project’s success.”
Contract works commenced in March 2010 and are scheduled
for completion in 2015.
Dean Cowley, Head of Safety, Environment and Security,
Hong Kong said, “What Leighton is doing to improve safety
differentiates us from other contractors, the way in which
our workers are being trained is cutting-edge. The layout
of the site mock-up area, which was carefully designed to
reflect the typical Class 1 risks that we face on our projects,
truly reflects the actual risks that workers will face on our
sites. We are confident that our new training facility has
already emerged as the benchmark for contractor training
facilities in the region.”
The Strive for L·I·F·E Knowledge and Skills Training Centre
also facilitates the education of our staff and partners in
sharing our values which in turn will go a long way to
forming successful long term relationships with those in
industry with whom we are associated.
19
Leighton AGM
welcomes
David Stewart
as new CEO
“The Board is delighted to have someone of David
Stewart’s capability to step into the role of CEO. David
brings a comprehensive knowledge of the business, a
wealth of contracting experience and a disciplined ‘can
do’ attitude that is central to Leighton’s culture. The Board
also notes the retirement after the AGM of Mr. Dieter
World-class
training centre
opens in
Hong Kong
Adamsas who has made an invaluable contribution to
Leighton over his near 40 year career with the Company,”
Recently a ceremony was held to commemorate the
he said.
opening of the project site office for the Tse Uk Tsuen to
Shek Yam section of the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong
Leighton’s Chief Executive, Mr. Wal King, stated in his
Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) project. The contract involves
presentation to shareholders that the Company had grown
the construction of tunnels and ventilation buildings for
At Leighton Holdings’ 49th Annual General Meeting held
to be a multi-dimensional company, operating across 20
the MTR Corporation.
in Sydney in November, Chairman, Mr. David Mortimer,
countries with more opportunities across the business than
reported that the Company has recorded another
it could realistically take on.
Over 200 people attended the works commencement
ceremony including representatives from MTR head office
successful financial year in 2009/2010.
“A great strength of Leighton is its diversity – by market,
and site and they included special guests David Sorton,
“The Group earned a record profit after tax of A$612 million
by geography, by brand and by delivery system. It is this
General Manager-XRL Construction, Civil, and Alan Morris,
from revenue of A$18.6 billion. The Board paid a fully
diversity that has been so important to the Group in
Project Manager-XRL Tunnels. There were also representatives
franked total dividend for the year of 150 cents per share
providing growth opportunities and helping to deliver
and earned an average return on equity of 25% placing
solid returns to shareholders. The Group is also the world’s
the Group 15 on the list of top 100 listed Australian
largest contract miner with work in hand exceeding
companies by market capitalisation,” said Mr. Mortimer.
A$17 billion and demand from Asia, particularly China,
th
should continue to underwrite construction and contract
“Total revenue for the first quarter to 30 September 2010
mining opportunities.
was up by 4% to A$4.7 billion while work in hand at
30 September stood at A$42.5 billion, up by 2.4% since
“We see a broad range of new work emerging across Asia
30 June 2010 although this figure was negatively impacted
as the economies of the region industrialise and urbanise.
by approximately A$1.8 billion due to currency. The
Indonesia, Hong Kong, Mongolia, India and the Middle
September results reflect a deterioration of A$85 million
East should continue to develop and grow, offering the
and we have therefore recorded a profit after tax for the
Group’s operating companies a range of construction and
quarter of A$47 million,” said Mr. Mortimer.
mining opportunities.
“As of today, work in hand stands at nearly A$43 billion
“Leighton has a great deal of momentum, a diverse
– a record level, even after adjusting for currency and the
business base and many opportunities. But its greatest
Group is also preferred tenderer on over A$4 billion worth
asset is its people and I know that the culture and values
on work, of which approximately A$2 billion is expect to
of the Leighton Group will continue to provide a strong
be awarded in the next few weeks,” said Mr. Mortimer.
framework for the Company after my retirement.
Mr. Mortimer also noted the recent management changes
“I congratulate David Stewart on his appointment and
with the appointment of David Stewart to take over as
wish him well. David is an extremely capable manager
Chief Executive Officer following the decision of Wal King
having led John Holland to record levels of revenue and
to retire after nearly 24 years as CEO. “Wal has made an
profitability, and he continued to expand the diversity of
extraordinary contribution to Leighton over the course of
that company. I expect him to do the same with Leighton,”
his career. During his leadership, Leighton has risen from
said Mr. King.
being a middle ranking Australian construction company
to a global leader as a contractor and the world’s largest
contract miner,” said Mr. Mortimer.
18
Express Rail
works
commencement
ceremony
In October Leighton Asia held the grand opening of the
Strive for L·I·F·E Knowledge and Skills Training Centre. The
event, hosted by Hamish Tyrwhitt, Managing Director of
Leighton Asia welcomed clients, partners and subcontractors.
from the Government of the HKSAR, Police Department as
well as local village representatives.
Leighton Asia Managing Director, Hamish Tyrwhitt said,
“We are proud to be a part of the important XRL project
This world-class training facility has set a new benchmark in
Asia, providing an advanced safety induction programme
which is physical, informative and practical and uses many
which will play a major role in providing fast and
forms of interactive and dynamic mediums to deliver the
training programme. Leighton aims to operate with the
industry’s highest standards and the dynamic and interactive
health and safety training curriculum reflects the company’s
commitment to raise the operating standards of our group
of businesses.
today and would encourage the project team to utilise
convenient rail services into Mainland China. I would like
to thank the many distinguished guests who are here
Leighton Asia’s extensive rail experience and knowledge
of tunnel construction to ensure this project’s success.”
Contract works commenced in March 2010 and are scheduled
for completion in 2015.
Dean Cowley, Head of Safety, Environment and Security,
Hong Kong said, “What Leighton is doing to improve safety
differentiates us from other contractors, the way in which
our workers are being trained is cutting-edge. The layout
of the site mock-up area, which was carefully designed to
reflect the typical Class 1 risks that we face on our projects,
truly reflects the actual risks that workers will face on our
sites. We are confident that our new training facility has
already emerged as the benchmark for contractor training
facilities in the region.”
The Strive for L·I·F·E Knowledge and Skills Training Centre
also facilitates the education of our staff and partners in
sharing our values which in turn will go a long way to
forming successful long term relationships with those in
industry with whom we are associated.
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This issue’s featured value is: Protect the environment
Our core values define our corporate culture and direct how we behave. The behaviours associated with this
value are: to reduce our carbon footprint, use resources efficiently, minimise our impact on the environment,
recycle and train our people.
Our other core values are:
n Act with integrity and fairness ■ Be commercially competitive
■ Provide a safe and healthy workplace
Encourage innovation and technological leadership
Recognise the needs of the community
■ Create a fun, challenging and performance driven culture
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