Gammon Construction Limited, a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson has been awarded a £100 million (S$210 million) contract by the Singapore Land Transport Authority for the construction of Havelock Station for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system in Singapore. Work is due to start in the first quarter of 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
Havelock Station is in close proximity to residential housing estates and commercial buildings and is on the Thomson Line – a fully underground, 30-km long line comprising 22 stations linking the North-South-East-West Line (NSEWL), Downtown Line (DTL), North-East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL), providing greater accessibility and significantly improving travel time for the local community.
This is the second contract awarded to Gammon Construction for the Thomson Line, following the award of the contact for the design and construction of the Mayflower Station in 2013.
Commenting on the contract award, Andrew McNaughton, Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty said: “Rail is a key focus for Balfour Beatty and I am very pleased that we are announcing another prestigious contract for Gammon in Singapore. Balfour Beatty has considerable expertise in rail infrastructure and this contract adds to our significant wins in Denver USA and Melbourne, Australia in 2013.”