McElhanney is an Indonesian company, with Canadian roots, that has been part of the Southeast Asian landscape for more than fifty years. In 1959 we began our long and successful association with the region when a McElhanney team from Vancouver joined the Canadian consortium undertaking the aerial mapping and ground-controlled survey of the Mekong River Delta in Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia.
We continued to consolidate our connections, our professional profile and local knowledge when we successfully won a series of contracts with the Indonesian government from 1979 into the 1980s, undertaking resource evaluation aerial photography and mapping.
Throughout the same period McElhanney expanded its offshore oil and gas exploration services to Southeast Asia, establishing a Singapore office in 1985 and moving to Jakarta in 1994. With a full complement of professional local staff PT McElhanney Indonesia now provides a full range of surveying, mapping and engineering services to Southeast Asia and the international market.
Home to approximately nine million people, Jakarta is Indonesia’s economic, cultural and political centre. McElhanney is an active member of the community, both in Indonesia and further afield. We have undertaken land administration programs in Cambodia and we are
proud to have worked with the Red Cross for the Tsunami Relief Effort in Aceh, providing the mapping, surveying, environmental and land titling work required to rebuild 2,400 homes in Sumatra and preparing community plans coordinating water supply, sanitation, drainage works and other communal infrastructure for nineteen villages in northwestern Aceh.