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Naval Facilities Go Green

Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity have complet-

ed more than 1,300 rooftop solar installations at Navy

housing communities located in Connecticut, New Jersey,

New York and Rhode Island. These are managed by

Balfour Beatty Communities.

SolarCity designs, builds and maintains the solar

panels, and Balfour Beatty Communities purchases the

power they produce at a discount to local utility rates,

generating savings for the overall project.

The initiative to install rooftop solar power at Naval

Facilities along the east coast will help bring sustainable

power to countless military personnel in New York as

well as their families.

The project brings more than 7.5 megawatts of solar

power generation capacity to the residential housing

areas operated by Balfour Beatty Communities at five

naval bases located in the northeast

This effort builds on the 13.3 megawatts of rooftop

solar that Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity

partnered to develop across the Balfour Beatty

Communities-managed housing at Fort Bliss in El Paso,

Texas.

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Contractors World International Vol 7 No 3

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Worldwide Panorama

Launch of Malaysia’s Tallest Tower

Turner International celebrates the public project launch

of a 118-story Kuala Lumpur landmark and the heart of

the mixed-use Warisan Merdeka development

Senior leaders from developer Permodalan Nasional

Berhad (PNB) recently gathered alongside Turner and

other project stakeholders as Malaysia’s Prime Minister

officially launched the project and gave the tower a new

name: Merdeka PNB118.

“The Merdeka PNB118 tower project builds on

our experience managing landmark projects in

Southeast Asia, as well as our experience

delivering technically sophisticated, mega-tall

structures in growing cities around the world,”

said Peter Ramstedt, Turner’s project director.

“Additionally, the Warisan Merdeka

development is located outside the front door

of the historic Stadium Merdeka, which was

specifically built for Malaysia’s Declaration of

Independence in 1957, and is also bordered by

Stadium Negara and Chin Woo Stadium. We are

honoured by the trust placed in us as stewards

of these historical landmarks.”

Designed by the internationally acclaimed,

Melbourne, Australia-based firm Fender Katsalidis

Architects, Merdeka PNB118 is a 118-story tower within

a 19-acre, multi-phase development. Scheduled for

completion in 2020, the tower will house PNB’s group

of companies over 60 floors, with 23 floors of rentable

commercial space and an 18-story luxury hotel with 236

rooms, as well as multiple sky lobbies and observation

decks.

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(Rendering courtesy of Fender Katselidis).