Leighton John Holland awarded Thomson Line contract19 November 2013
Leighton Asia, India and Offshore (LAIO), in a JV with John Holland, has been awarded a contract worth AUD 329M (USD 309.1M) from the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) for the Thomson Line project, it was announced today.
The contract requires the JV to construct spring leaf station and 2 kilometres of of twin-bored tunnel as part of the 30km Thomson line railway consisting of 22 stations and six interchange stations. When completed, the Thomson Line is expected to provide greater accessibility, significantly reducing travel time for commuters.
Ian Edwards, Managing Director of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore said: "We have developed a strong working relationship with LTA and the award is indicative of our proven track record for delivering projects to the highest standard. With over 30 years' experience in rail infrastructure in Hong Kong, the project award supports our strategy of exporting our core competencies across the Asia region."
Construction works will commence immediately and is expected to be completed by 2020.