Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two contracts for the Jurong Region Line (JRL) project, totalling S$386 million.
The first contract, awarded to Hwa Seng Builder Pte Ltd, is for the construction of JW5 station and its associated viaducts. Valued at S$148 million, it covers the design and construction of JW5 station and about 0.7 km of elevated viaducts along Nanyang Drive.
Construction work on the JW5 station is expected to start in the third quarter of 2022 and complete in 2029. LTA said this is the final station and last civil contract for the JRL project.
Located within the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the JW5 station aims to enhance connectivity for existing developments on the NTU campus such as NTU South Spine, the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and nearby Halls of Residences.
Hwa Seng Builder is a Singapore-based company with extensive construction experience. Besides JW5, it has been appointed to build two other JRL stations – JW3 and JW4 – which are also located within NTU.
In addition, the company had previously completed the expansion of the KPE/TPE interchange, which included the construction of a link road to Punggol Central. It also undertook other LTA projects such as the widening of Woodlands Road, Choa Chu Kang Link, Stagmont Ring and Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, as well as improvement works for the PIE slip road between Clementi North Flyover and Toh Tuck Flyover.
The second LTA contract is for the provision of JRL power supply system, valued at approximately S$238 million. It has been awarded to Siemens Mobility Pte Ltd / Concord Corporation Pte Ltd Consortium.
According to LTA, the power supply system is designed based on the fully elevated Rapid Transit System that comprises the 6-kV and 22-kV AC systems, 750-V DC traction power supply system, Emergency Traction Tripping System and associated auxiliary systems. This contract includes design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning for the entire JRL power supply system.
The JRL is Singapore’s seventh MRT line and will open from 2027 onwards, in three stages. It will improve connectivity in the western part of the country by establishing direct links to NTU, Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Innovation District, Pandan Reservoir and the future Tengah area.