Australian construction company McConnell Dowell has clinched the contract to build the Beauty World station at Stage 2 of the Downtown MRT Line.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) says the S$339.88 million project, scheduled to commence in the second quarter of the year, is targeted for completion in 2015.
The Beauty World station is located along Upper Bukit Timah Road, off Jalan Jurong Kechil.
It will double up as a Civil Defence shelter.
McConnell Dowell has extensive construction experience in Singapore and is currently constructing a new bridge for cars that connects Singapore and Sentosa island.
The company recently completed cable tunnel projects with SP PowerAssets in Singapore.
The Downtown Line project is the company’s first construction contract with the LTA.
This is the second civil contract awarded for the second stage of the Downtown MRT Line.
Earlier on March 2, LTA awarded a S$410.7 million contract to a Singapore-Korea joint venture — Singapore’s Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure and Korea’s GS Engineering and Construction — for the construction of the Woodlands depot.
Stage 2 of the Downtown MRT Line is a 16.6-kilometre underground transit system with 12 stations and one depot.
When completed, it will link commuters from the Bukit Timah corridor to the North East, North South and Circle Lines.
The entire Downtown Line has 33 stations with a total length of 40 kilometres.
It will open in stages between 2013 and 2016.
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 25 Mar 2009