1 The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the first three civil contracts for Circle Line 6 (CCL6) totalling S$1.75 billion. Works on these three contracts are expected to commence by the end of 2017 and complete by 2025.
Scope of Contract
Construction of Keppel Station and Tunnels
2 The construction of the two-level underground station located south of Keppel Road, next to the Keppel Terminal, has been awarded to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch) and Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd. Joint Venture at a contract sum of S$313.8 million. This is the first joint venture partnership between the two companies for a railway project in Singapore.
3 China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch) is an established contractor in China, which had completed many railway infrastructure projects in Singapore and China. Most recently, they completed the construction of Downtown Line 3’s (DTL3) Kaki Bukit and Geylang Bahru stations. They are currently involved in the design and construction of North-South Line’s Canberra station.
4 Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd. is an established company in Japan. They recently completed construction of DTL3 tunnels between Ubi and Kaki Bukit stations as well as the reception tunnels for DTL3 to Tai Seng Facility Building. Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd. is currently involved in the construction of Thomson-East Coast Line’s (TEL) Gardens by the Bay Station and its associated tunnels.
Construction of Cut-and-Cover Tunnels at Marina Bay Area
5 The construction of the stretch of cut-and-cover tunnels connecting the future CCL6 Prince Edward Station to the existing CCL Marina Bay Station, has been awarded to Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Contractor (Pte.) Ltd. at a contract sum of S$225.35 million.
6 Established in 1966, Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Contractor (Pte.) Ltd. is one of Singapore’s leading construction and civil engineering specialists with more than 50 years of experience in the building industry. They were previously involved in other rail projects in Singapore as joint ventures such as the construction of Outram Park Station on the North East Line. They were also involved in other major infrastructural works such as national water agency PUB’s Marina Barrage project.
Extension of Kim Chuan Depot
7 Woh Hup (Private) Limited has been appointed to extend the Kim Chuan Depot. The expansion will cater to future needs and this includes almost doubling the depot’s housing capacity from 70 to 133 trains. The integrated depot will also house 550 buses, which will allow better land optimisation.
8 Woh Hup (Private) Limited is an established local contractor which has completed many building projects. They are currently involved in the construction of TEL’s Woodlands South, Amber and Bayshore Stations. The contract to construct the Kim Chuan Depot Extension was awarded at a contract sum of approximately S$1.21 billion.
9 The four-kilometre CCL6 will have three stations and will close the loop for the Circle Line (CCL) by connecting HarbourFront Station to Marina Bay Station. When the CCL6 stations of Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward are completed around 2025, the CCL will have a total of 33 stations, including 12 interchange stations with other MRT lines. It will also expand the rail network to areas such as Spottiswoode and the southern edge of our existing CBD.
10 With CCL6, commuters will enjoy a direct route between areas in the west like Pasir Panjang and Kent Ridge and key employment areas in the Central Business District, as well as upcoming developments in the Marina Bay area. Commuters travelling from areas like Paya Lebar and Mountbatten will also enjoy faster access to the retail and office centres in the HarbourFront area.