Thomson Line contract worth $2.4b
Australian contractor Leighton Contractors (Asia), which is headquartered in Hong Kong, has bagged its second contract for Singapore’s proposed Thomson Line project.
In a press release Monday, the Singapore Land Transport Authority said it has awarded the contract for Springleaf Station and associated tunnels worth A$329 million (HK$2.4 billion) to a joint venture of Leighton Contractors (Asia) Singapore Branch and Leighton’s Singapore subsidiary John Holland.
The scope of works include construction of the station and two kilometres of twin-bored tunnel.
The 30-kilometre Thomson Line underground railway project runs north to south through the middle of Singapore and consists of 22 stations and six interchange stations.
Leighton said work would begin immediately for completion by 2020.
On full completion in 2021, the Thomson Line, which is the sixth railway line for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network, would enhance rail connections to the Central Business District and developments in the Marina Bay area.
In June 2011, Leighton and John Holland won a contract worth A$130 million (HK$1.08 billion) for Sungei Road Station and associated tunnels on the Downtown Line Stage 3 project for the MRT.
The authority said nine civil contracts in total have been awarded to date for construction of the Thomson Line at a total sum of S$2.65 billion (HK$16.5 billion).
Leighton’s win comes hard on the heels of a recent award of a contract worth S$174 (HK$1.09 billion) earlier this month for Mayflower Station on the Thomson Line to the Singapore subsidiary of Gammon Construction.