From humble beginnings as a small Singapore-based family business, HSL Constructor Pte Ltd. grew to become a key player in the world of civil engineering. But at the pinnacle of its success and with soaring energy bills, the company was forced to overhaul its entire power system to make the energy it used work harder.
Becoming energy-efficient should be our highest priority. Civil engineering and construction firm HSL Constructor Pte Ltd. dis-covered this the hard way. Founded in Singapore in 1994 as a small start-up company in the marine civil engineering sector, HSL soon became the leading provider of innovative engineering solutions, leaving an impressive trail of landmark projects across virtually every industry requiring foreshore structures and facilities.
Helmed by visionary leaders and a passionate team of professionals, the company has since taken its reputation for quality to new levels, branching out into related areas including plant engineering, industrial building construction, ground engineering and third-party inspection services, both on land and at sea. But with tight budgets, environmental pressures and rising energy demands clamouring for attention, HSL had to take action. Improving energy performance and cutting costs, while still honouring its environmental commitments seemed like a tall order. To help bring its energy consumption under control, HSL turned to ISO 50001, the world’s leading energy management system standard, gaining an internationally recognized certification in the process. Here, ISOfocus asks Grace Lim-Quek, Head, HR & Administration, at HSL, how the Singaporean engineering company played the power game.