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Balfour Beatty JV lands Singapore rail contracts worth £148m

8 Nov 13 Gammon Construction, which is 50% owned by Balfour Beatty, has won two Singapore rail contracts worth a total of £148m.

Mayflower Station will serve the Kebun Bahru Heights estate
Mayflower Station will serve the Kebun Bahru Heights estate

Singapore Land Transport Authority has awarded Gammon an £87m contract for the design and construction of the Mayflower Station on the Thomson Line and SMRT Trains has awarded a £61m contract for track system replacement on the North-South Line.

The Thomson Line is a 30km underground train line that is expected to be fully completed in 2021. It comprises 22 stations, including Mayflower Station and six interchange stations. When completed it will be the sixth Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line and run parallel to the existing North-South Line. Work is due to start in the first quarter of 2014.

The contract for SMRT Trains involves the changing of sleepers from timber to concrete as part of the renewal and upgrade of the existing North-South Line. The project is being delivered collaboratively with the UK rail team. Work is due to start this quarter and is expected to complete by the end of January 2015.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Andrew McNaughton said: "We are excited to have been awarded these prestigious contracts and to be taking part in enhancing Singapore’s strategic MRT system expansion.

“Rail is a key focus for the Group. We have great expertise in designing, supplying, constructing, maintaining and managing rail infrastructure. The key to our success is our collaborative approach and the sharing of the knowledge and technology across our business reduces the risk for our clients.”

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