ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that China-based Elite Global Group Limited (EGGL) has engaged AECOM Asia Company Limited to provide comprehensive, integrated program management services. Contract was signed on the sidelines of the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 held in Orlando, Florida.
AECOM will provide its industry-leading, large capital project program management services to EGGL as it seeks to advance development of its US$1.85 billion, 250-acre Nickelodeon-themed project, a central feature for the 750-acre, Foshan Cultural and Ecological Coastal Park, a master-planned environment encompassing cultural, tourism, sports and science and technology components. Groundbreaking was held on January 4, 2017 and is anticipated to open between 2020 and 2021.
"This is the first, large-scale agreement for AECOM to deliver its proprietary life-cycle of integrated program management services for a consequential theme park project in Asia and is a breakthrough moment for our program management consultancy business in the People's Republic of China," said Mr. Chris Yoshii, Vice President, Asia Pacific, AECOM.
The project is located in Foshan, a southern China city of more than seven million people, part of the affluent, greater Pearl River Delta mega metropolitan region. Including the large cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou, more than 22 million people live in the Pearl River Delta, which is also adjacent to the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions.
"We are extremely excited that the delivery of our first Nickelodeon theme park will be managed by a world leading company with the global experience and successful track record that AECOM brings," said Mr. Michael Chang, Director, Board of Directors, Elite Global Group. "Millions of Chinese consumers enthusiastically await the opening of the project, which we believe will introduce innovations and advance China's theme park industry."
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About Elite Global Group
Based in Hong Kong and Mainland China, Elite Global Group boasts rich experiences in manufacturing and sales of commodities with US IPR and provision of series of high value-added services. The Group is mainly engaged in the manufacturing of licensed products and perimeter commodities, investment in mega-size development and business involving IPR. In addition to its merits in investment and production, the Group is Viacom Group's exclusively authorized retailer of Nick brands in Hong Kong and Taiwan regions for expertise and profound experiences in retail operation of stores. It's also awarded the rights for operation of the Nick brand cultural and tourist zones and hotels in China.
Elite Global Group is the authorized partner of Viacom Group in China. Basing on years of successful cooperation, Elite Global Group has been awarded licenses by contracts, for rights of construction and operation of Nick cultural and tourist zones, and promotion of the setup of a cartoon college in China.
Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year globally and 17th year in Asia, is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. Creating surprising and playful entertainment experiences everywhere it goes, Nickelodeon has a portfolio that includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands are seen globally in more than 450 million households in over 100 territories via more than 70 locally programmed channels and syndication. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com.
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