Daewoo and Yongnam JV wins Singapore’s Jurong Region Line project

Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co Ltd – Yongnam Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd Joint Venture has secured a S$320.4 million contract from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) for the design and construction of three Jurong Region Line (JRL) stations as well as the associated viaducts (J109). These include Toh Guan, Jurong Town Hall and Pandan Reservoir stations - they are currently working names - and viaducts spanning 3.6 km.

Construction works for the three stations are expected to start later this year. The Toh Guan station will serve existing residential developments along Jurong East Central, places of worship and educational institutions such as Crest Secondary School; while the Jurong Town Hall station will serve commuters travelling to and from International Business Park. The Pandan Reservoir station will cater to residents around Teban Gardens and West Coast Road, and also places of worship and Commonwealth Secondary School which are adjacent to the station.

Both Daewoo and Yongnam have a wealth of experience in infrastructure projects across Singapore. Daewoo is currently involved in the construction of Stevens station on the Thomson-East Coast Line, and Yongnam is working on the construction of the North-South Corridor. Previously, Yongnam was involved in the construction of Canberra station on the North-South Line.

Three other contracts

LTA has also awarded three other contracts for the JRL project, including the provision of the signalling system and half-height platform screen doors (J152); the delivery of an integrated supervisory control system (J155); and the communications system (J160) for the JRL.

For provision of the signalling system and half-height platform screen doors, the contract has been awarded to Siemens Mobility Pte Ltd - Siemens Rail Automation SAU Consortium at approximately S$215.5 million. The work includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the signalling system and half-height platform screen doors for the entire JRL.

Contracts J155 and J160 – the provision of the integrated supervisory control system (ISCS) and the communications system, respectively – have been awarded to ST Engineering Electronics Ltd (STEE) at an approximate combined value awarded of S$146.6 million.

The ISCS is an integral part of efficient rail operations as it provides the basic framework to enable a rail line’s operation control centre, depot control centre and passenger service centre to remotely supervise and control other electrical and mechanical systems and services, as well as civil equipment.

The communications system for the JRL comprises sub-systems such as the communications backbone network, digital trunked radio, video surveillance, public address, telephone and travel information systems. This system is critical to ensure the safe and efficient operation of a fully-automated train system.

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