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Circular Economy in Transport – TC Chew, Global Rail Business Director

Event organised by ICE

Date
30 June 2022
Time
17:30 - 19:30 AET (GMT+8)
Location
Arup Event Space
Skye Park, Arup @ One Melbourne Quarter
699 Collins Street
Docklands
, 3008
Australia

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Overview

On the heels of the COP26 climate summit, the global market push towards reducing emissions from infrastructure projects and operations particularly in rail transport, is continuing to strengthen.

Investors and financiers are looking for green projects to invest in, making rail an attractive long-term investment choice. Due to rail’s popularity as a low carbon mass transit option, the global rail sector is experiencing immense opportunity and is expected to grow faster than any other infrastructure sector. However, for railways to be able to meet whole life decarbonisation targets and for rail businesses to thrive in a net zero world, railways need to move beyond the status quo and transform as an industry. This means taking a ‘total system’ approach across business strategy and the whole life of the railway – from planning and construction through to operations, maintenance, and end of life – and working collaboratively across value chains and other industries such as energy and technology sectors.

Taking a circular economy approach, which is being successfully adopted in other industries, offers railways a major opportunity to deliver decarbonisation targets and whole life efficiencies. This presentation will explore the fundamentals of the circular economy for rail and demonstrate how it is will support a necessary but cost-effective approach to managing rail operation, maintenance and asset management.

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Anthony Bennett & TC Chew

Attendees

TC Chew

Michael Kitching (ICE VLA Committee) Anthony Bennett (ICE Victoria Representative) Jonathan Chew (ICE VLA Committee) TC Chew John Grattidge (ICE VLA Committee) Paulo Vaz-Serra (VLA Vice-Chair)

Speaker

TC Chew CEng FICE FREng

TC Chew CEng FICE FREng

Arup

global rail business director

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TC Chew CEng FICE FREng

TC is a railway engineer with over 40 years of experience in the industry. He is currently the Global Rail Business Director for Arup. Prior to joining Arup, he was the President of Global Business Operations of Samsung C&T involved in projects like Riyadh Metro. Between 2009 and 2014, TC was the Projects Director at Hong Kong MTR Corporation responsible for all new railway projects in Hong Kong, including the South Island (East) line, High-Speed Rail to Guangzhou and overseas PPP projects. While at Bombardier Transportation in London, TC oversaw major projects including the London Underground Victoria line and Sub-Surface Lines upgrade. From 1995 to 2003, TC was the Senior Director for Projects and Engineering with Land Transport Authority of Singapore and was instrumental in bringing a driverless metro into operation.

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Annie Leverington