Charging Stations by 2020
Charging Points by 2020
BlueSG provides a new environmentally-friendly, electric car sharing service in Singapore. It is a sustainable mode of transport that reduces carbon footprint as it has zero-emission of CO2, oduor and produces less noise. Earmarking 500 charging stations and 2000 charging points by 2020, BlueSG is different from existing car-sharing services as drivers’ need not return the car back to its origin.
Arcadis’ prime responsibility is to deliver project management services to BlueSG, ensuring that we meet the target timelines given, and deliver project excellence with quality and accurate work. Due to the challenges, scheduling contractors, telecommunication service providers and other stakeholders must be coordinated in a productive and efficient manner with limited room for error.
Arcadis works closely with architects to ensure that issues are addressed early to prevent any delays for contractors. We conduct pre and post-site assessments to all sites and help to give value-added solutions when problems arise.
In terms of managing the different site profiles, Arcadis’ project management team does an in-depth study on each site and makes a conscious effort to have a good mix of site types at a given point of time. This is to ensure that we can deliver 16 stations each month and are not delayed by bad weather. The construction progress of charging stations is also recorded real-time on Google Drive where all stakeholders including client, contractor, architect and service providers input progress updates. Utilizing Google allows the client to monitor site progress easily and provided work transparency among all stakeholders.
Through Arcadis’ project management expertise and services, we managed to meet the targeted numbers of stations by a specified timeline provided by the client. For example, they set a target of 150 stations to be completed by end of 2018, and we managed to complete the work before the target. Overall, the BlueSG projects helps support the Singapore government’s Smart Nation and car-lite vision, improving mobility and connectivity for citizens in Singapore.