Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded two contracts totalling SGD 386 million (USD 279.5 million) for station and viaduct construction and power supply system for the Jurong Region Line (JRL).
Singapore-based Hwa Seng Builder won a SGD 148 million (USD 107.16 million) civil contract for the construction of JW5 station and its associated viaducts. The contract covers the design and construction of JW5 station, and about 0.7 km of elevated viaducts along Nanyang Drive. For the Jurong Region Line project, the company has also been appointed to construct two other JRL stations – JW3 and JW4. With the award of this contract, all civil works contracts for JRL have been awarded.
Located within Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the JW5 station enhances connectivity for existing developments on the NTU campus such as NTU South Spine, the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and nearby Halls of Residences. The construction works for JW5 station are expected to start in the third quarter of 2022 and complete in 2029.
All these three stations (JW3, JW4 and JW5) are situated within NTU.
A SGD 238 million contract (USD 172.3 million) contract was awarded to a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Concord Corporation for the provision of the power supply system for JRL. The power supply system is designed based on the fully elevated Rapid Transit System that comprises the 66kV and 22kV AC systems, 750V 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.
Independently, the two companies are also involved in the construction of the transit lines in Singapore. Siemens Mobility completed the power supply system for Downtown Line and is currently involved in the Circle Line Stage 6 (CCL6), North East Line Extension (NELe) and Downtown Line Extension (DTLe). Concord Corporation was previously involved in the installation of power supply system for Circle Line and is currently supporting the power supply system replacement and upgrading works on the North-South and East-West Lines.
The 24 km Jurong Region Line will be opened from 2027 onwards, in three stages with the latest expected to become operational in 2029. The line will be served by 24 elevated stations including three interchange stations at Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East MRT stations.