In 2017 Pan Asia Towers faced a number of issues with a newly acquired portfolio of 198 towers. An audit had already been carried out on the sites but they needed the services of an expert tower engineering company to complete the analysis and recommend cost-effective strengthening solutions (where required). Delmec was awarded this portfolio and were contracted to analyse the structures using the available information and then recommend solutions.

    Pan Asia Myanmar was established in 2013 and grew its portfolio of towers up to 1,200 by 2018. In 2018, TPG, a US based private equity fund concluded a deal that merged the operations of Apollo Towers (of which they were the majority shareholder) with that of Pan Asia. The combined portfolio accounted for approximately 3,000 towers which placed the combined operation as the largest independent owner and operator of towers in Myanmar. The company plays a leading role in supporting the tower requirements of the telecommunications operators in the country.

    Services we provided

    • Analyse– the data collection and determining the optimal capacity of the structure
    • Advise– on maximising ROI of structure by increasing revenue and reducing costs
    • Manage – all structure analysis & bespoke designs completed by Delmec for Pan Asia Towers are managed through Delmec’s Data Asset Management System (TIMS)

    Throughout the project, Delmec’s Design Office worked with the Pan Asia team on each structure that was analysed and by using their inherent expertise and deploying engineering best practices, succeeded in creating optimal solutions for each site.

    Delmec encountered some challenges in this project, with erroneous data being reported from site audits completed by 3rdparty contractors. However, Delmec’s Design Office engineers used their experience and expertise to overcome these issues and complete the assignment – effectively and cost-efficiently – to the satisfaction of the customer.

    In completing the project for Pan Asia, Delmec was able to propose effective strengthening solutions to Pan Asia Towers which when implemented would yield the following benefits:

    • Cost – Through economically viable rectification designs, Pan Asia was able to reduce their expense on the maintenance of their tower portfolio. Low CAPEX in the rectification
    • Revenue – an extensive analysis of the tower’s current loading can increase the capacity for additional tenants without any rectifying needed, which gives Pan Asia access to potential for higher revenues
    • Sustainability – Extended life span for the asset, reduced risk