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CITIC Construction strengthens global partnership with Arup

Jerman Cheung Jerman Cheung East Asia Press Office,Hong Kong
16 September 2019

Arup has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CITIC Construction to strengthen global collaboration between the firm and the Chinese contractor.

The signing ceremony took place in CITIC Construction’s headquarters in Beijing where the MoU was signed by Arup’s Group Chairman, Alan Belfield, and CITIC Construction’s Chairman, Xiaojia Chen, witnessed by Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China, Richard Burn, and the Minister Counsellor for Built Environment and Infrastructure at the UK’s Department of International Trade, Tom Duke.

Arup and CITIC have built a very good rapport over the years and I’m delighted to be able to build on our longstanding friendship with this MoU, which reinforces our ability to seek new opportunities in new markets. ”

Alan Belfield Alan Belfield Chairman

Building on our excellent collaboration in the past, we hope this MoU will deepen our cooperation and enable us to pursue further opportunities in the UK and other developed markets. We look forward to opening a new chapter in collaboration with Arup. ” Xiaojia Chen CITIC Construction’s Chairman

MoU signing ceremony between Arup and CITIC Construction ©CITIC Construction MoU signing ceremony between Arup and CITIC Construction ©CITIC Construction
The signing ceremony took place at CITIC Construction’s headquarters in Beijing. The MOU was signed by Arup’s Group Chairman, Alan Belfield, and CITIC Construction’s Chairman, Xiaojia Chen. ©CITIC Construction

CITIC and Arup already have a long track record of successful collaboration on many iconic projects in China, including the Beijing National Stadium and CITIC Tower (also known as China Zun). This agreement will drive further cooperation around the globe as the groups develop opportunities to deliver world-class buildings and infrastructure projects, with a prime focus on the UK and Europe.

CITIC Construction is a subsidiary of CITIC Group, a Chinese investment conglomerate with a wide range of businesses including finance, energy and resources, manufacturing and construction.