Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the first two civil contracts for the Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) at a total value of S$480.38M. The S$268.68M C928 has been awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd, whilst C929A has been awarded to Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd for S$211.7M.
Sato Kogyo’s C928 involves the construction and completion of Bedok Town Park station and its associated tunnel. Construction of the station and tunnels are scheduled to commence in the second quarter of this year with completion targeted for 2017.
Nishimatsu will construct the tunnels between Ubi and Kaki Bukit, between Tai Seng Facility Building and Bedok Town Park, and between Tai Seng Facility Building and Ubi, under C929A.
Sato Kogyo has extensive experience in the construction of rail infrastructural projects in Singapore. The company recently completed the construction of Circle Line from Bartley to Marymount and the Boon Lay Extension, and is currently involved in the construction of Marina Coastal Expressway and Jurong East Modification Project.
Nishimatsu Construction Co Ltd, another major civil engineering contractor from Japan, has similarly worked on several rail projects in Singapore including the part of the Circle Line from Dhoby Ghaut to Bartley.
For the full shortlist of bidders are published in TJ in January see: http://tunnellingjournal.com/news/more-shortlists-for-singapore-dtl-3-tunnel-contracts/
The 21km long DTL3 is the final stretch of the 42km Downtown Line. It will enhance rail connectivity in the eastern corridors to the Central Business District (CBD) and developments in the Marina Bay area. Fully underground, DTL3 comprises 16 stations, including three interchange stations: MacPherson, Tampines and Expo. These interchange stations will link to the Circle Line (CCL) and the East West Line (EWL), providing greater accessibility and significantly improve travel time for commuters.