HOE HOE’S 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

HOE HOE’S 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

e are excited to mark the 50th year in business for Hoe Hoe Engineering Pte Ltd.. As a company in a very competitive structural steel sector within the huge construction industry, this is a milestone that could never have achieved without the integrity and efforts of our employees from past to present.

We are fortunate that our founders started our company on a strong foundation and hard work. One of the reasons that Hoe Hoe Engineering has had consistent growth and success over the years despite the multiple challenges of ups and downs of the economy and fierce competition within the steel construction sector over the past few decades is our ability to adapt and be flexible in meeting the ever-changing markets.

Our sustainability in part comes from reliability, common sense, management and treating our customers, subcontractors, suppliers and the public with considerations and respects. Looking forward, Hoe Hoe Engineering (HHE) will continue to work on the foundation that had made us successful, while keeping the morals and ethics of our business in mind.

Thanks to all our employees, subcontractors and suppliers for the past 50 years of success, and we look forward to working together for more years and decades to come.

1971

1971

The Story Begins

A few friends who were only in their 20s decided to set up a small iron works business to start with, hoping to grow the business as the local economy in Singapore grew after its independence in 1965. They decided to name it Hoe Hoe.

 Hoe Hoe Iron Works was established as a metal works contractor in 1971, which marks the start of the company’s 50 years history. The first workshop was a simple old workshop situated at Jalan Ubi, then a semi-rural part of eastern Singapore during the early days of the 1970s.

1977

Making a shift to Structural Steelworks specialization.

Hoe Hoe Engineering began taking projects that involved steel structures in the late 1970s. Despite the challenges then, the young Hoe Hoe team never gave up. They learned from every mistake made and continuously improved on the quality of the steelworks, which is the reason why HHE managed to win the trust of their customers over the years.

HOE HOE IRON WORKS

Hoe Hoe Iron Works moves to a new workshop
at Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2

1980

1980

A New Workshop

Hoe Hoe Iron Works moved to a new workshop at the Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 in 1982, marking the beginning of another phase of the company’s journey.

A New Name

In 1983 Hoe Hoe Iron Works is renamed Hoe Hoe Engineering Pte Ltd as the company worked on more projects focusing on structural steelworks during the construction boom of the 1980s Singapore.

HOE HOE ENGINEERING

Hoe Hoe Engineering became one of the founding members of the
Singapore Iron Works Merchants Association

1981

1981

Founding Members Of SIWMA

Hoe Hoe Engineering became one of the founding members of the Singapore Iron Works Merchants Association (SIWMA). Representing Hoe Hoe Engineering (Pte) Ltd, our managing director, Mr Sik Hing, was involved in laying the foundation for the association, and witnessed its founding.

Following that, he went through SIWMA’s ups and downs together with fellow members. Today, he remains passionate towards his duties and proactively participates in various SIWMA related activities and programmes.

1984

1st Generation MRT Projects Phase 1

ANG MO KIO & YIO CHU KANG MRT STATIONS

Hoe Hoe Engineering commences the structural steelworks for the 1st phase of the 1st generation MRT project at Ang Mo Kio station and Yio Chu Kang station under contract 302. These two stations are two of the five first generation MRT stations in Singapore. They were completed and opened in 1987.

Ang Mo Kio

Yio Chu Kang

1988

1st Generation MRT Projects Phase 2

YISHUN & KHATIB MRT STATIONS

Hoe Hoe Engineering completed the structural steelworks for two more stations connecting to the existing Yio Chu Kang station. Yishun and Khatib were the two stations connecting to Yio Chu Kang which were the five first generation MRT stations in Singapore. Both stations were completed ahead of schedule.

Yishun

Khatib

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1989

1st Generation MRT Projects Phase 2B

Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak & Bukit Batok Stations

MRT Phase 2B

Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak and Bukit Batok MRT Stations

Successful completion of Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak & Bukit Batok Stations’ Structural Steelworks under Contract 405.

The structural steelworks of these 3 stations under one main contractor (Contract 405) were awarded to Hoe Hoe Engineering. The rooftops of these three stations share similar designs with those at Yishun and Khatib stations, which were completed two years earlier.

MRT Phase 2B

Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak and Bukit Batok MRT Stations

Successful completion of Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak & Bukit Batok Stations’ Structural Steelworks under Contract 405.

The structural steelworks of these 3 stations under one main contractor (Contract 405) were awarded to Hoe Hoe Engineering. The rooftops of these three stations share similar designs with those at Yishun and Khatib stations, which were completed two years earlier.

1994

1994

SAFTI Military Institute

HHE successfully completed the structural steelworks of one of the most prominent military-related projects in the western part of Singapore. This is the SAFTI Military Institute, located within an 88 hectare campus in the Jurong West district.

SAFTI MI was officially opened in 1995 by the then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong. A prominent feature of SAFTI MI is the Tower, approximately 60m tall and is visible from many parts of western Singapore.

1995

Changi International Airport

TERMINAL TWO

Hoe Hoe Engineering completes the structural steelworks & metalworks at Changi International Airport Terminal Two. The main work of the project was the secondary roof at the extension of the Airport Terminal Two.
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WOODLANDS INDUSTRIAL PARK

A New Start to the 21st century

2000

2000

Woodlands Industrial Park

As the company required more land for fabrication works, machineries, storage of materials and a growing team, there came a decision to move to a bigger premise.

HHE decided that it was about time to stop the reliance on renting yards when the workshop ran out of space for fabrication of bigger structures. At the end of 1999, HHE moved to the Woodlands Industrial Park where it is still located today.

2009

2009

Changi NEWater Plant

Successful completion of the steel structures and pipe support works before the expected date of completion. The steelworks support wasn’t simple but our team put on their best effort to finish the works well within a very tight schedule, which made us proud.

The Changi NEWater Plant comprises of two sections. The main process facilities of the Changi NEWater Plant were built on the roof-top of the Changi Water Reclamation Plant while the storage tanks were built on land. This innovative “plant-on-plant” design was conceptualised by PUB to help to save land costs.

SMRT CONTRACTS 855 & 906

Structural Steelworks For Singapore’s SMRT

2010

C855 Circle Line – Steelworks of 4 SMRT Stations

HOLLAND, BUONA VISTA, ONE NORTH & KENT RIDGE SMRT STATIONS

Completion of permanent structural steelworks of Holland, Buona Vista, One North & Kent Ridge (formerly known as NUH) SMRT Stations under Contract 855.

Buona Vista

Holland Village

Kent Ridge

One North

2011

2011

Bayfront Station C906

SMRT Contract 906 Bayfront Station, Downtown Line Stage 1. King Post & Plunge-in Columns, steel structures and metal works fabrication and installation were successfully completed by 2011. This station would serve the area where the integrated resort of Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay are located.

2013

Changi Aircraft Hangar

Successful Completion of ‘Design & Build’ Narrow Body 2 Bay Aircraft Hangar.

Aircraft Hangar

Successful Completion of ‘Design & Build’ Narrow Body 2 Bay Aircraft Hangar comprising of erection of Aircraft Hangar with 2 docks planning offices at Changi. The fabrication and installation works were successfully completed within 5 months.

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Jurong Island Pipeline Service Corridor

Fabrication and erection of the Pipeline Service Corridor.

Pipeline Service Corridor

The fabrication and erection of Pipeline Service Corridor – Pipe Racks and Bridges at Tembusu Road, Jurong Island was successfully carried out. The service corridor delivers utilities to leading global petroleum, petrochemical and specialty chemical companies across Jurong Island.

Pipeline Service Corridor

The fabrication and erection of Pipeline Service Corridor – Pipe Racks and Bridges at Tembusu Road, Jurong Island was successfully carried out. The service corridor delivers utilities to leading global petroleum, petrochemical and specialty chemical companies across Jurong Island.

2018

Frasers Tower

Successful completion of the Architecturally Exposed Structural Steelworks (AESS) at Frasers Tower in the Central Business District of Singapore.

Due to the busy streets full of cars and people walking during the day and early evening, some of the structures could only be transported by escorted trailers later at night and complex installation works could only be carried out within a mere few hours in the evening.

NATIONAL DAY PARADE 2019

Supporting Singapore National Day Parade (NDP)

2019

National Day Parade 2019 Sponsorship

Supplying platforms for military tanks and vehicles.

Supported Singapore National Day Parade (NDP) 2019 with sponsorship of the platforms for military tanks and vehicles at 4 different parade locations. The NDP 2019 was special as it was a commemoration of Singapore’s Bicentennial.

National Day Parade 2019
Appreciation Function

Award acceptance from Military General Melvyn Ong