Singapore rolls out Thomson Line packages 22 Apr 2014
Singapore Land Transport Authority News Release
- Award is made of the last three major civil construction contracts on Singapore’s 30km-long all-underground Thomson Line.
- “With the award of these, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded all the 25 major civil contracts for Thomson Line at a total cost of approximately S$7.77 billion. Construction works for the Thomson Line are currently in full swing and the line is on track to open in phases between 2019 and 2021,” said Chua Chong Kheng, the Authority’s Deputy Chief Executive. In all some 30 TBMs will be required to complete the twin running tunnels across all 25 civil contracts.
Shimzu awarded Springleaf-Woodlands Avenue tunnels in the north of the island
- Orchard Station construction is awarded to the Penta-Ocean Construction/Bachy Soletanche JV for a contract sum of S$498 million. Japan-based Penta-Ocean is currently involved in the construction of Downtown Line’s Bendemeer Station, as well as holding the Thomson Line construction contracts for Woodlands North and Bright Hill stations. Bachy Soletanche specialises in geotechnical and civil engineering works and was involved in the construction of Bugis and Telok Ayer stations for Downtown Line. Once complete Orchard Station will provide an interchange with Singapore’s North-South Line.
- Construction of Marina South Station and associated running tunnels is awarded to the Sinohydro (Singapore)/Sembcorp Design and Construction JV for a contract sum of Sing$488 million. Sinohydro is currently involved in the construction of Thomson Line’s Napier Station. Its local joint venture partner, Sembcorp, provides design and build construction services including architectural, civil and structural, mechanical and electrical engineering and quantity surveying.
- Construction of the Gardens by the Bay Station and associated tunnels is awarded to the Nishimatsu Construction (Japan)/Bachy Soletanche (Singapore) JV for a contract sum of S$331 million. Nishimatsu is currently involved in the construction of tunnels between Downtown Line’s Ubi and Kaki Bukit stations.
- Construction of Orchard Boulevard Station (T218) is awarded to KTC Civil Engineering of Singapore for a contract sum of Sing$143 million in the latest round of awards. The company is currently involved in construction of Singapore Downtown Line 3’s (DTL3) Tampines Station.
- The Singapore-Korea joint venture of Tiong Seng/Dongah is awarded Sing$316 million construction of Great World Station and associated tunnels (T220), while Daelim Industrial is awarded Sing$301 million construction of the interchange Outram Park Station (T222) where the 30km all-underground Thomson Line will interconnect with the North-South and East-West lines. The Korean company has undertaken numerous subways and high speed railway projects in its home country, including the Daegu Metropolitan Railway, Seoul Subway and the Honam High Speed Railway.
- Construction of Shenton Way Station (T225) is awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering of China for a contract sum of Sing$368 million. The company has extensive experience of working on transit projects in Singapore. Its current projects on the island include design and construction of Newton Station and associated tunnels for DTL2, the construction of tunnels between Tampines East Station and Upper Changi Station for DTL3, and the construction of Gul Circle Station and viaducts for the Tuas West Extension.
Table 1. Contracts awarded for Singapore Thomson Line Contract Contractor Award Date Contract value T213 Caldecott Station (link with Circle Line) and associated tunnels Samsung C&T
25 July 2013 Sing$285 million T106 Woodlands-Woodlands South Station tunnels (7km), 550m cut-and-cover tunnel, tunnels to Mandai Depot Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co 25 July 2013 Sing$421 million T205 Woodlands South Station Woh Hup (Singapore) 29 Aug 2013 Sing$144 million T203 Woodlands Station (link with North-South Line) and associated cut-and-cover tunnels GS Engineering & Construction Corp (South Korea) 18 Oct 2013 Sing$292 million T209 Design and construction of Lentor Station and associated tunnels China Railways No 5 Engineering Group 18 Oct 2013 Sing$247 million T210 Design and construction of Mayflower Station Gammon Construction (Singapore) 18 Oct 2013 Sing$174 million T201 Thomson Line Mandai Depot Jurong Primewide 18 Oct 2013 Sing$329 million T208 Design and construction of Springleaf Station and associated tunnels Leighton/John Holland JV (Australia) 15 Nov 2013 Sing$383 million T212 Upper Thomson Station and associated tunnels Sato Kogyo (Japan) 15 Nov 2013 Sing$374 million T202 Woodlands North Station and associated tunnels Penta-Ocean Construction (Japan) 29 Nov 2013 Sing$337 million T217 Napier Station and associated tunnels Sinohydro Corporation (Singapore) 29 Nov 2013 Sing$189 million T207 Woodlands Ave-Springleaf Station tunnels Shimizu Corp (Japan) 24 Jan 2014 Sing$189.8 million T211 Sin Ming Station and associated tunnels Penta-Ocean Construction (Japan) 21 Feb 2014 Sing$454 million T221 Havelock Station Gammon Construction (Hong Kong) 21 Feb 2014 Sing$210 million T226 Marina Bay Station and associated tunnels Tasei Corporation (Japan) 21 Feb 2014 Sing$425 million T215 Mount Pleasant Station and tunnels RSEA (Taiwan)/ Eng Lee (Singapore)/ Wai Fong (Singapore) JV 21 April 2014 Sing$207 million T216 Stevens Station and tunnels Daewoo (Korea) 21 April 2014 Sing$441 million T223 Maxwell Station Hock Lian Seng (Singapore) 21 April 2014 Sing$222 million T218 Orchard Boulevard Station KTC Civil Engineering (Singapore) 27 May 2014 Sing$143 million T220 Great World Station + tunnels Tiong Seng/Dongah JV (Singapore/Korea) 27 May 2014 Sing$316 millIon T222 Outram Park Station (interchange) Daelim Industrial (Korea) 27 May 2014 Sing$301 million T225 Shenton Way Station + tunnels Shanghai Tunnel Engineering (China) 27 May 2014 Sing$368 million Orchard Station Penta-Ocean Construction (Japan)/Bachy Soletanche (Singapore) JV 25 July 2014 Sing$498 million Marina South Station and tunnels Sinohydro (Singapore)/Sembcorp Design and Construction JV 25 July 2014 Sing$488 million Gardens By The Bay Station and tunnels Nishimatsu Construction/Bachy Soletanche (Singapore) JV 25 July 2014 Sing$331 million
- Earlier Awards
- Construction of Mount Pleasant Station and associated tunnels (T215) is awarded to the RSEA/Eng Lee/Wai Fong JV for a contract sum of Sing$207 million.
- Contract T216 for construction of Stevens Station and associated tunnels is awarded to Daewoo Engineering for a contract sum of Sing$441 million – the second highest value single award to date. The South Korean company was involved in construction of the Busan-Geoje fixed link as well as numerous subways, double track and high speed rail projects in South Korea including the Daegu Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 7 and Busan Subway Line 3.
- Construction of Maxwell Station (T223) is awarded to Hock Lian Seng for a contract sum of Sing$222 million. It is currently working on the construction of Downtown Line’s Gali Batu Depot.
- Contract T226 for construction of the Marina Bay interchange station and associated tunnels is awarded to Tasei Corporation of Japan for a contract sum of Sing$425 million. It is here that three lines will converge: the North-South Line, Circle Line and future Thomson Line. The company was previously involved in construction of the Circle Line 3's Marymount Station as well as Circle Line 4's Caldecott, Botanic Gardens and Farrer Road Stations. Taisei Corporation also recently completed construction of the DTL1 Downtown Station.
- The Thomson Line's highest value contract thus far, at Sing$454 million, is awarded to Penta-Ocean, for construction of Sin Ming Station and associated tunnels. This is the second award for the Japan-based contractor on the Thomson Line, having already secured Contract T202 for construction of Woodlands North Station and associated tunnels in November last year (2013). The company was previously involved in construction of Singapore's East-West Line Expo Station, the North-South Line's Yew Tee and Kranji Stations, and the Northeast Line's Harbour Front Station. It is also currently involved in building Bendemeer Station as part of the DTL3.
- Contract T221 for construction of Havelock Station is awarded to Hong Kong-based Gammon for a contract sum of Sing$210 million. Gammon was previously involved in the construction of Chinatown station for DTL1, and is currently involved in building the Thomson Line's Mayflower station (Contract T210).
- Japan-based Shimzu is awarded Sing$189.8 million Woodlands Avenue-Springleaf Station tunnel construction (Contract T207) in the northern section of the alignment, with completion due by 2020. The company was previously involved in the design, construction and completion of the Circle Line/Downtown Line 1 (DTL1) tunnels crossing under the Marina Bay Reservoir.
- Japan-based Penta Ocean is awarded construction of Woodlands North Station and associated tunnels (Contract T202) for a contract price of Sing$337 million.
- The Singapore branch of Sinohydro Corporation is awarded Sing$189 million construction of Napier Station and associated tunnels (Contract T217) . Its previous experience of infrastructure construction includes involvement in the Guangzhou Subway (Line 2) and Tianjin Subway (Line 2).
- Construction work on Contracts T202 and T217 was expected to begin in early 2014, with Woodlands North scheduled for completion in 2019 and Napier in 2021.
- Australia-based Leighton is awarded construction of Springleaf Station and 2km of twin running tunnels in joint venture with John Holland, for a price of Sing$384 million (Contract T208) . This is the second project awarded to the Leighton/John Holland JV by Singapore Land Transport Authroity (LTA). It is currently carrying out construction of the Jalan Besar Station for the third phase of the Singapore Downtown Line (DTL3).
- "We have developed a strong working relationship with LTA and the award is indicative of our proven track record for delivering projects to the highest standard," said Ian Edwards, Managing Director of Leighton Asia. "With over 30 years' experience in rail infrastructure in Hong Kong, the project award supports our strategy of exporting our core competencies across the Asia region." Construction will begin immediately.
- Award of the Sing$374 million contract (T212) for construction of Upper Thomson Station and associated tunnels is awarded to Japan-based Sato Kogyo, which is currently working on three DTL projects – construction of Mattar, Bencoolen and Bedok North stations.
- Contract T203 for the construction of Woodlands Station and associated cut-and-cover tunnels is awarded to GS Engineering & Construction Corp at a contract price of Sing$292 million ($235 million).
- The South Korean company is currently involved in construction of the island's Downtown Line Hillview, Cashew, River Valley and Tampines East stations. Once completed, Woodlands station will serve as the interchange between Thomson Line and the North-South Line.
- Design and construction of Lentor Station and associated tunnels (Contract T209) is awarded to China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group at a contract price of Sing$247 million ($199 million). A wholly-owned subsidiary of China Railway Group, the company has most recently been involved in construction of Beijing Metro Line 10 and Changsha Metro Line 1.
- Contract T210 for the design and construction of Mayflower Station is awarded to Gammon Construction Limited (GPL) at a contract price of Sing$174 million ($140 million).
- In addition to the civil contracts for the various Thomson Line stations, LTA also awards Contract T201 for construction of Thomson Line's Mandai Depot to Jurong Primewide for Sing$329 million ($265 million). The company is currently involved in constructing the depot for the Tuas West Extension.
- The Woodlands interchange station and Mandai depot are scheduled to be completed in 2019, while Lentor and Mayflower stations are scheduled to be completed in 2020.
- Designed to enhance rail connectivity in the north-south corridors to the Central Business District and developments in the Marina Bay area, the 30km all-underground line will have 22 underground stations, including six interchange stations at Woodlands, Caldecott, Stevens, Orchard, Outram Park and Marina Bay.
Singapore awards start Thomson Line works - TunnelTalk, July 2013
Singapore and Malaysia hungry for TBMs - TunnelTalk, July 2013
First of six Robbins EPBMs set in Singapore - TunnelTalk, September 2012
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