Turner International Celebrates Launch of Malaysia’s Tallest Tower

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Turner International celebrates the public project launch of a 118-story Kuala Lumpur landmark and the heart of the mixed-use Warisan Merdeka development

The Warisan Merdeka development will be an iconic landmark, adding to Kuala Lumpur’s attractiveness as an investment and tourist destination and helping to define a new Malaysia.

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the public launch of Malaysia’s tallest tower, the signature structure of the mixed-use development known as Warisan Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur.

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 honored 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.

Additionally, the project is pursuing a rigorous environmental program and is seeking triple Platinum sustainability certification under the USGBC’s LEED program, the Malaysian Green Building Index (GBI), and the Malaysian GreenRE program, in addition to MSC Malaysia Cybercentre status.

“With Kuala Lumpur as Turner’s regional hub, the growth of the Malaysian market is very important to us,” continued Ramstedt. “The Warisan Merdeka development will be an iconic landmark, adding to Kuala Lumpur’s attractiveness as an investment and tourist destination and helping to define a new Malaysia.”

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $10 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With around 44,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 21 billion in FY 2015, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world’s major markets. With its subsidiary CIMIC, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at http://www.hochtief.com/press.

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