Balfour Beatty today announces that its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon, has been awarded a S$644 million (c. £345 million) contract for the design and construction of Ang Mo Kio Station and Tunnels by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA).
Gammon will deliver the works in a 50:50 joint venture with Bachy Soletanche Singapore, a leading geotechnical and civil engineering company.
The contract includes the construction of a new underground station, two underpasses and six passenger entrances, as well as alteration works to the existing above-ground Ang Mo Kio Station.
To ensure the efficient delivery of the scheme, the joint venture will utilise offsite modular construction for the passenger entrances, which will be 85% prefabricated upon delivery to site.
The project forms the first phase of the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Cross Island Line plan and, once complete, will reduce passenger travel time and provide better connectivity to Singapore’s growing residential areas.
Thomas Ho, Chief Executive of Gammon said: “We are delighted to be working with the Government’s Transport Department on this vital piece of infrastructure for Singapore.
“Through our combined engineering expertise, Gammon and Bachy Soletanche Singapore will deliver the new underground station to the highest safety standards. On completion, the station will benefit the travelling public for many years to come through increased capacity and reduced journey times.”
Construction is due to commence this year with completion scheduled for 2030. At construction peak, the project will employ a combined workforce of around 450.
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Notes to editors:
- Balfour Beatty (balfourbeatty.com) is a leading international infrastructure group with 26,000 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.
- We finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities.
- Over the last 112 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including: the £1.5 billion A14 improvement scheme - Britain’s biggest road project; Hong Kong’s HK$5.5 billion world-class harbour theatre project for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; and the 12.5 mile $429 million North Metro Commuter Rail line in Colorado, US.
- Gammon Construction (www.gammonconstruction.com), headquartered in Hong Kong, is a 50/50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson which has a reputation for delivering high quality projects and solutions for customers throughout China and Southeast Asia. With an annual turnover of US$2.5 billion, and employing over 7,000 staff, among other projects the company is currently delivering HK$12.88 billion contract for Hong Kong International Airport expansion, the HK$4.75 billion Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Hong Kong, and the S$210 million contract for the construction of Havelock Station for the Mass Rapid Transit system in Singapore.