South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction has won a senior role on a major transport infrastructure programme in Singapore, which sees it designing and building three mass rapid transit (MRT) stations for the planned Jurong Region Line (JRL).
Daewoo takes a 60% share in the US$227m contract, to be shared with local firm Yongnam Engineering & Construction.
The joint venture will build Toh Guan, Jurong Town Hall and Pandan Reservoir stations, as well as viaducts spanning 3.6km, Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, which is in charge of the JRL, said.
Work is expected to start later this year, the LTA said.
Daewoo is currently building Stevens station on another MRT line in Singapore, the Thomson-East Coast Line.
The JRL is a 24km elevated MRT line that will connect Singapore’s north-western and western areas. LTA aims for it to be operational in 2028.
JRL is Singapore’s seventh MRT line and is intended to support the Jurong area, which is set to be the largest commercial hub outside the Central Business District.
LTA wants optimum connectivity among the main Jurong nodes, such as the Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Innovation District, and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
JRL will put 60,000 more households in Jurong within a 10-minute walk of a train station, LTA said.
The new Toh Guan station will serve existing communities along Jurong East Central, places of worship and schools.
Jurong Town Hall station will serve International Business Park, and Pandan Reservoir station will cater for residents around Teban Gardens and West Coast Road, places of worship and the Commonwealth Secondary School located next to the station.
Image: One of the stations will be at Pandan Reservoir, serving people living at Teban Gardens and West Coast Road (LTA)