Gamuda JV wins MRT job in Singapore
23 Feb 2022 | The Star
Artist impression of Cross Island Line Phase 1 (CRL1) Defu station.

Petaling Jaya: A Gamuda Bhd joint-venture company has won a RM1.45bil contract to design and construction of the Defu station and Tunnels in Singapore with Wai Fong Construction Pte Ltd.

The job was awarded by Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) to the joint-venture company GBWFJV and will see the company build the Defu station and Tunnels, also known as CR111.

Defu station is part of the 29km Cross Island line phase one (CRL1), comprising 12 stations, said Gamuda in a statement yesterday. CRL is Singapore’s eighth mass rapid transit or MRT line and Defu station will be constructed along Tampines Road.

The Defu station tunnelling package scope of works includes one underground station and two tunnels.

“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.

“This marks our second infrastructure project foray in Singapore and we extend our appreciation to the Singapore government for giving us another opportunity to contribute to its nationwide agenda in major infrastructure investments benefitting both current and future generations,” said Gamuda Engineering managing director Justin Chin Jing Ho.

“We look forward to actively participating in Singapore’s 15-year generational infrastructure upgrade plan, providing local employment opportunities as well as expanding our international footprint in this close to home market given the healthy pipeline of exciting projects in the coming years.”

Gamuda in a statement said it has over four decades of established track record of undertaking and delivering engineering infrastructure projects locally and abroad across diverse partnerships.

Gamuda is currently constructing the Gali Batu Multi-Storey bus depot project and OLÁ – a condominium at Anchorvale Crescent.

This follows its first project, GEM Residences, a Green Mark-certified condominium. Defu is one of the 12 stations on the Cross Island Line (phase one) and will serve residential and industrial areas such as Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North and Ang Mo Kio.

Gamuda said that upon completion, the line will benefit more than 100,000 households along the vicinity.

“It is foreseen to improve access to industrial areas, leisure parks and new business hubs in the city. Defu station works are expected to commence by the second quarter of 2022 and are scheduled for completion in 2030,” said the statement.

Construction will start in the second quarter of this year.