Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two contracts worth SGD386 million for works on the Jurong Region Line (JRL). The first contract worth SGD238 million was awarded to a consortium comprising Germany-based Siemens and Concord to design, supply, install, test and commission the entire power system for the JRL.

The second contract worth SGD148 million was awarded to Hwa Seng Builder to design and build the JW5 station, as well as 0.7km of elevated viaducts along the Nanyang Drive. Construction on the JW5 station is expected to commence in Q3 of 2022 and be completed in 2029. This is the last civil works contract to be awarded for the JRL.

All the companies have previously worked on other mass rapid transit (MRT) lines in Singapore.

The JRL is an elevated MRT line in Singapore’s western region that is currently under development. The line will connect Jurong Innovation District, Jurong Industrial Estate, Pandan Reservoir, Tengah and NTU that have no current direct connection to the rail system. The network is expected to open in three stages between 2027 and 2029. Once operational, it is expected to serve more than 500,000 commuters per day.