Singapore’s LTA awards $740m civil contract for Cross Island Line

WCN Editorial Team 27 Apr 2021 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has awarded a civil contract worth $739.19m (S$980m) for the first phase of the Cross Island Line (CRL).

A joint venture (JV) between Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Singapore branch of Dongah Geological Engineering was awarded the contract.

The scope of work under the contract involves design and construction f the Pasir Ris interchange station and tunnels.

The project also includes addition and alteration works to the existing Pasir Ris station along the East-West Line (EWL).

Singapore’s eighth MRT line, CRL will serve the existing and future developments in the eastern, north-eastern and western corridors connecting major hubs including Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District and Changi region.

The 29km-long Cross Island Line Phase-1 (CRL1) includes 12 stations from Aviation Park to Bright Hill and will serve the residential and industrial areas including Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North and Ang Mo Kio.

It is expected to benefit more than 100,000 households. Furthermore, common recreational spaces including Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park will be more accessible by public transport.

Construction on the CRL Pasir Ris station is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of this year and is scheduled to be completed in 2030.

Currently, Daewoo Engineering & Construction is working on the construction of Stevens station and tunnels for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), while Dongah Geological Engineering’s Singapore Branch is also involved in building the Great World station and tunnels for the TEL.

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Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Singapore branch of Dongah Geological Engineering JV wins Cross Island Line’s civil contract. Credit: Peter H from Pixabay.

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