LTA Rail Growth on Track With $1.15 Billion Contract Awards

News Releases 21 Apr 2014 rail network Thomson Line (TSL) Eastern Regional Line (ERL)

            Set to continue the expansion of Singapore’s rail network, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded civil as well as electrical and mechanical contracts for the Thomson and Eastern Region Lines with a total value of nearly S$1.15 billion. The contracts include the construction of Mt Pleasant, Stevens and Maxwell stations; and communications system, signalling system and platform screen doors for the two MRT Lines.


Scope of Civil Contracts

T215 – Construction of Mt Pleasant Station and Associated Tunnels

2.        The construction of Mt Pleasant station and its associated tunnels (T215) has been awarded to RSEA Engineering Corporation Privatised 2009 (RSEA) – Eng Lee Engineering Pte Ltd (Eng Lee) – Wai Fong Construction Pte Ltd (Wai Fong) Joint Venture at a contract sum of approximately S$207 million.

3.        RSEA Engineering Corporation is an international engineering and construction company established in Taiwan since 1956. RSEA has undertaken projects such as highways, bridges, building construction port facilities, power plant, airports, irrigation projects, sewage systems, dredging and other infrastructures. Eng Lee and Wai Fong are Singapore companies involved in civil engineering and building constructions. Besides operating as main contractors, both companies are also sub-contractors participating in various rail transit projects in Singapore. Contract T215 will be the JV’s first rail project in Singapore.

4.        Together with Woodlands, Lentor, Mayflower and Sin Ming stations announced earlier, Mt Pleasant station will serve as the fifth Civil Defence shelter along the Thomson Line.


T216 – Construction of Stevens Station and Associated Tunnels

5.        Contract T216 for the construction of Stevens station and its associated tunnels has been awarded to Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd for a contract sum of approximately S$441 million. Daewoo is a Korean construction company set up in 1973. As one of the leading construction companies in South Korea, its main construction projects in Korea include the Busan-Geoje Fixed Link and Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant while its major constructions abroad consist of the Menara Telekom Tower in Malaysia and Houay-Ho Dam in Laos. It has also completed numerous subways, double track line and high speed railroad projects in South Korea, e.g. Daegu Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 7 and Busan Subway Line 3.

6.        Stevens station will be an interchange station connecting the Thomson Line with Downtown Line, allowing commuters to enjoy connectivity between the Thomson and Bukit Timah corridors.


T223 – Construction of Maxwell Station

7.        The construction of Maxwell station (T223) has been awarded to Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure Pte Ltd at a contract sum of approximately S$222 million. Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure is a construction company established in Singapore since 1969, and has undertaken numerous civil engineering projects such as rail transit projects, bridges, expressways, port facilities, water and sewage facilities in Singapore. The company is currently working on the construction of Downtown Line’s Gali Batu Depot.

8.        Construction for all three stations will commence in the second quarter of 2014 and complete by 2021.


Scope of Electrical and Mechanical Contracts

T252 – Contract for Signalling System & Platform Screen Doors

9.        Contract T252 for the provision of signalling system and platform screen doors has been awarded to GE Singapore Pte Ltd/GE Transportation Systems S.p.A/GE Transportation France SNC/GE Transportation Systems Global Signaling LLC Consortium (GE) at approximately S$159 million. This contract includes design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the Signalling System and Platform Screen Doors for the entire Thomson and Eastern Region Lines.

10.       The signalling system is designed based on the communication-based train control moving block signalling technology, automatic train supervision system and computer-based interlocking. This signalling system supports the fully automated driverless train operation.

11.       GE has completed several railway signalling railway projects in North America, Brazil, Europe and Australia; and has performed a trial for the proposed signalling system in Hong Kong.


T260 – Contract for Communications System

12.       Contract T260 for provision of the communications system has been awarded to Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (STE). The approximate value awarded for this contract is S$124 million.

13.       The communications system for the Thomson and Eastern Region Lines comprises many sub-systems such as the communications backbone network, digital trunked radio, video surveillance, public address, telephone and travel information systems. A reliable communications system is especially critical for the safe and efficient operation of a fully automated, driverless system.

14.      STE has a strong presence in the rail transportation market in Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Thailand, the UAE and Turkey since 1983.  Its rail solutions include Integrated Supervisory Control Systems, Communication Systems, Automatic Fare Collection Systems, Platform Screen Doors and Maintenance Management Systems.  STE is also currently involved in the Downtown Line, Tuas West Extension and Marina South Pier projects.


About the Thomson and Eastern Region Lines

15.       The 30-km long Thomson Line will enhance rail connectivity in the north-south corridors to the Central Business District (CBD) and developments in the Marina Bay area. Fully underground, Thomson Line comprises 22 stations, including six interchange stations: Woodlands, Caldecott, Stevens, Orchard, Outram Park and Marina Bay. These interchange stations will link to the North-South-East-West Line (NSEWL), Downtown Line (DTL), North East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL), providing greater accessibility and significantly improve travel time for commuters.

16.       The Eastern Region Line will run together with the Thomson Line as one line. More details of the Eastern Region Line will be announced when ready.


Enclosed:
Annex A – Artist Impressions of Stations
Annex B – Location Maps of Stations

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