By Cheranka Mendis
Diversifying into the engineering and construction sector, Sri Lanka’s oldest mercantile company, George Steuart on Friday announced the launch of George Steuart Engineering previously known as Lanka Creative Constructions (Pvt.) Ltd.
Under George Steuart Engineering, the company will continue to specialise in power sector development, building construction, telecommunication, road development and water supply and drainage systems.
With the country moving into a post war phase of development of Triple R –reconstruction, resettlement and reconciliation, the development refers directly to construction and engineering, George Steuart and Company Group Director Dilith Jayaweera said. Speaking at the re-launch he noted the company believes it can take the construction industry of Sri Lanka to new heights with the quality and standards offered through the company.
Noteworthy projects undertaken by the company which was a key player in the market for the past 10 years includes the construction of two 31.5MVA transformer foundations, current and auxiliary transformers, security fences and gates along with a three storied GIS control building at the Kotahena substation and erection of towers 132KV double circuit transmission line from Rantambe to Mahiyangana grid substations. The company is also said to have been involved in the construction of 150 rooms and staff quarters of a resort hotel in Waskaduwa and in the internal and external road construction at Katunayake Free Trade Zone. Several telecommunication towers were also built under the company.
Understanding the need for sustained excellence in the sphere of engineering, GS Engineering will combine experience with cutting edge technology to perform at the highest levels. GS Engineering Chairman Prof. Krishan Deheragoda also at the event noted that the company will aspire to become highly competitive construction and engineering service provider while promoting total customer satisfaction. “Value added services at competitive prices, is what we will offer,” he said. “With the ‘can do’ attitude and the fire in our belly we will make a valuable difference to all our stakeholders and make it against all odds.” He noted that the timing of the company is impeccable as the country takes on a full on ‘Triple R’ development phase. “It is a timely and relevant initiative to strengthen the post war nation building process of the country,” Deheragoda said.
“Our aspiration is to emerge as the leading engineering enterprise developer in the country.”
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