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Hyundai E&C to Expand R&D Partnership with World’s Prestigious Universities
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Hyundai E&C to Expand R&D Partnership with World’s Prestigious Universities
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • January 21, 2016, 02:30
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Lee Seok-hong, director of the R&D center at Hyundai E&C (6th from left), NTU Deputy President and Provost Dr. Freddy Boey (4th from left), and others attend the opening ceremony of the Hyundai-NTU joint research center, held at NTU on Jan. 19.
Lee Seok-hong, director of the R&D center at Hyundai E&C (6th from left), NTU Deputy President and Provost Dr. Freddy Boey (4th from left), and others attend the opening ceremony of the Hyundai-NTU joint research center, held at NTU on Jan. 19.

 

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. has signed a joint research and development agreement with the world’s prestigious universities such as Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), accelerating R&D partnerships.

Hyundai E&C held an opening ceremony of a joint research center with NTU, the top engineering university in Singapore, on Jan. 19. The center will focus on five key research projects, which are led by the Singapore Economic Development Board, over a period of three years.

These projects include the development of reusable technology of contaminated dredged soil by making use of industrial by-products in Singapore, energy-saving desalination technology by making use of forward osmosis membranes, floating marine platform modules and mooring systems, water-intake and drainage facility design technology, and the initial design technology for underground space construction.

Previously, Hyundai E&C signed a partnership agreement with NTNU, a leading global research institute in the tunnel boring machine (TBM) sector, in November last year for R&D. Under the agreement, the company expects to secure world-class technology by jointly carrying out studies on TBM on the ground.