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LTA Awards Six Contracts For North-South Corridor Tunnels

INFRASTRUCTURE - Singapore
January 2019

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on December 26 that it has awarded six contracts totalling SGD 3.14 billion to design and construct the tunnels and commuter facilities such as pedestrian overhead bridges and bus stops for six sections of the North-South Corridor (NSC). Works on these contracts are expected to begin by end-2019. The 21.5km-long NSC is Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor that will connect ECP in the south to Admiralty Road West in the north. It will feature express bus routes and at-grade cycling trunk routes to better meet the needs of public bus commuters, cyclists and pedestrians.

NSC Tunnel between ECP and Victoria Street: The construction of a section of the NSC tunnel between ECP and Victoria Street has been awarded to South Korean firm, GS Engineering & Construction Corporation, at a contract sum of SGD 635.8 million. GS Engineering & Construction Corporation will design and construct a 1 km section of tunnel and 1 km section of viaduct, three entry ramps and four exit ramps.

NSC Tunnel between Victoria Street and Kampong Java Road: The construction of a section of the NSC tunnel between Victoria Street and Kampong Java Road has been awarded to a joing venture (JV) between South Korean firm, Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. and Singapore-based Wai Fong Construction Pte Ltd Joint Venture at a contract sum of SGD 482.5 million.  The JV will design and construct a 1.55 km section of the tunnel with two entry ramps and two exit ramps. 

NSC Tunnel between Marymount Lane and Pemimpin Place: The construction of a section of the NSC tunnel between Marymount Lane and Pemimpin Place has been awarded to China Railway First Group Co., Ltd. Singapore Branch (CRFG) at a contract sum of SGD 446 million. CRFG will design and construct a 1.1 km section of the tunnel with one entry ramp

NSC Tunnel between Pemimpin Place and Sin Ming Avenue: The construction of a section of the NSC tunnel between Pemimpin Place and Sin Ming Avenue has been awarded to a consortium of local companies, Hwa Seng Builder Pte. Ltd., Chye Joo Construction Pte. Ltd. and Ho Lee Construction Pte. Ltd. Joint Venture (HS-CJ-HL JV) at a contract sum of SGD 242.9 million. They will design and construct a 0.7 km section of the tunnel with one entry ramp and one exit ramp. 

NSC Tunnel between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9: The construction of a section of the NSC tunnel between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 has been awarded to Lum Chang Building Contractors Pte Ltd at a contract sum of SGD 799 million. The company will design and construct a 1.95 km section of the tunnel and one entry ramp.

NSC Tunnel and Viaduct between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 and Sungei Seletar: The construction of a section of the NSC tunnel and viaduct between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 and Sungei Seletar has been awarded to Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd at a contract sum of S$537.1 million. The contractor will design and construct a 1.3km section of tunnel, 1.1km section of viaduct and 340m at-grade road between NSC tunnel and NSC viaduct with one exit ramp.

(Sources: Land Transport Authority, Singapore; Straits Times)