by TMR / graphic by MZUKRI MOHAMAD
GAMUDA Bhd’s business in Singapore, in partnership with Wai Fong Construction Pte Ltd, has been appointed by the Singapore Land Transport Authority to design and construct the S$467 million (RM1.45 billion) Defu Station and Tunnels, also known as CR111.
Defu Station is part of the 29km Cross Island Line Phase 1 (CRL1), comprising 12 stations. CRL is Singapore’s eighth Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line.
Defu Station will be constructed along Tampines Road. The Defu Station tunnelling package scope of works includes one underground station and two tunnels.
Defu Station works are expected to commence by the second quarter of 2022 and are scheduled for completion in 2030, Gamuda noted in a release yesterday.
“Being awarded this latest project for Defu Station and Tunnels is another strategic breakthrough for us and a testament of Gamuda’s business growth strategy in our target markets,” Gamuda Engineering Sdn Bhd MD Justin Chin Jing Ho noted.
The project award is the company’s second infrastructure project foray in Singapore and Gamuda added that it looks forward to actively participating in Singapore’s 15-year generational infrastructure upgrade plan as part of its plan to expand its international footprint.
Gamuda is currently constructing the Gali Batu Multi-Storey bus depot project and OLÁ — a condominium at Anchorvale Crescent. This is following the success of its first project, GEM Residences, a Green Mark-certified condominium.
Defu Station is one of the 12 stations on CRL1, which serves residential and industrial areas such as Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North and Ang Mo Kio. Upon completion, the MRT line will benefit more than 100,000 households along the vicinity.