Monday, March 21, 2016

Contract Awards - T301, T309, T310

The Land Transport Authority has awarded 3 Thomson-East Coast Line civil contracts today and 1 contract for the Downtown Line stage 3 extension.

An aerial view of the East Coast Depot which will house trains from three lines over three levels and have space for buses.
Source - Land Transport Authority

The East Coast depot will be located next to the existing SMRT Changi Depot and be home to trains for the East-West Line, Thomson-East Coast Line and Downtown Line. It will also cater space for buses to be parked and serviced. This contract, T301, has been awarded to GS E&C from Korea. Some of their recent projects include the newly opened Cashew and Hillview stations along Downtown Line stage 2. They are also undertaking construction of Fort Canning and Tampines East stations along stage 3.

A render of one of the five entrances at Bayshore station.
Source - Land Transport Authority
Bayshore station will be the terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line come 2023. This station will be constructed in a vegetated area, spurring further development along the Bayshore Road district. Nearby condominiums will serve to benefit from a convenient link to the city with the station's completion. The contract, T310, was awarded to a joint venture between Woh Hup and Shanghai Tunneling Engineering Co (STEC). Woh Hup is currently working on the Woodlands South station on the northern end of the line and are responsible for bringing us award winning stations like Bras Basah along the Circle Line. STEC is currently involved in building tunnels from Woodlands Avenue 12 to Woodlands interchange station and also with the Shenton Way station, both on the Thomson - East Coast Line. They have recently completed the newly opened Newton station on the Downtown Line stage 2 and are completing Gul Circle station on the Tuas West Extension this year.

A render of the Siglap station along Marine Parade Road.
Source - Land Transport Authority
Siglap station is located under Marine Parade Road and will serve the neighbourhoods located on both sides of the roadway. With 4 entrances, commuters would find it convenient to access the station to connect to the rest of the island. Siglap station, under contract T309 has been awarded to a joint venture between John Holland and Zhen Hua (Singapore) Engineering Pte Ltd. John Holland has been involved in local MRT construction since the Downtown Line stage 3 commenced construction with their contract 935 for the construction of Jalan Besar station. They are also involved in building Springleaf station and the Tagore station box on the northern end of the Thomson - East Coast Line.

East Coast Line Construction wishes the contractors all the best with a safe and speedy track record.

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