SOUTHEAST ASIA CONSTRUCTION14 Feb 2020
LTA awards three contracts for Singapore’s Jurong Region Line project

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has just awarded three civil contracts – totalling S$596.0 million – to build four MRT stations for the Jurong Region Line (JRL) project in the country.

The first JRL contract has been awarded to China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch), valued at S$172.0 million. It comprises the design and construction of Boon Lay station and a 0.8-km viaduct along Jurong West Street 64. It also includes addition and alteration works to the existing Boon Lay station on the East-West Line to provide a seamless connection to the new JRL station. This new station is expected to be completed in 2026.

China Communications Construction has 15 years of experience, specialising in the design and construction of large-scale rail, road and bridge projects. The company has previously completed several rail projects in countries such as China and Kenya.  

The second JRL contract, at a cost of S$226.6 million, has been awarded to Sembcorp Design and Construction Pte Ltd. It involves the design and construction of Gek Poh and Tawas stations (these are still working names) and two viaducts at a total length of 1.3 km – one along Jurong West Street 75 and another between the two stations. The two stations are slated for completion in 2026.

Sembcorp Design and Construction has an established track record in Singapore, providing design-and-build construction services such as architectural, civil and structural, mechanical and electrical engineering and quantity surveying. The company is  currently involved in constructing the TEL Marina South station.

The third JRL contract, totalling S$197.4 million, has been awarded to Daelim Industrial Co Ltd. It comprises the design and construction of Jurong East station and a 0.5-km viaduct at the station. It also consists of addition and alteration works to the existing Jurong East station on the North-South and East-West Lines, to integrate it with the new JRL station. This new station is schedulded for completion in 2027.

Daelim Industrial is is a Korea-based global contractor with a wide range of experience in providing design and construction services, having completed infrastructure and building projects in Korea and overseas. The company is currently involved in the construction of the TEL Outram Park interchange station, and also previously constructed a section of the Marina Coastal Expressway.

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