He connects the nation to Singapore’s electricity grid

SPPG Principal Technical Officer Abdul Latiff Muhamed Abdullah was involved in providing electricity connection for key infrastructural projects such as the Marina Coastal Expressway.

Electricity is crucial to sustaining life, quite literally, as SP PowerGrid (SPPG) Principal Technical Officer Abdul Latiff Muhamed Abdullah would tell you.

Latiff still remembers his heart swelling with pride when he switched on the power for the new National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCSS) in Singapore General Hospital.

“I feel a sense of happiness and fulfilment each time I pass by the building, having been part of the team to lay the power cables and the privilege of switching the lights on for the first time,” says Mr Abdul Latiff.

Latiff oversees the commissioning of new substations, which connect new properties to the electricity grid.

His most challenging projects include powering the whole of the Marina Coastal Expressway, as well as the quarantine section of the Tuas workers’ dormitories for Covid-positive migrant workers when Singapore responded to the pandemic in 2020.

For the latter, he had to link up power to the additional dormitories in two weeks, instead of the usual 10 weeks for a similar-sized project.

Till today, he counts those two projects as some of his most memorable moments in his 14-year career at SP.

Read about how Latiff and his colleagues power up new developments across the nation in The Straits Times: spgrp.sg/AbdulLatiff

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