Jacobs wins $302m design role on Singapore’s Cross Island MRT line

Dallas-headquartered engineering giant Jacobs has won a US$302m contract to act as design consultant in the construction of Tavistock Station and associated tunnels for the first phase of Singapore’s new Cross Island mass rapid transit (MRT) line.

The 29km line, Singapore’s eighth and the longest fully underground, will serve existing and new developments in the eastern, north-eastern and western corridors.

Phase 1 comprises 12 stations, including Tavistock, and will serve residential and industrial areas in Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris and other areas.

The contract involves the design and construction of the underground station, bored tunnels, launching shaft for tunnel boring machines and associated building services.

Jacobs said it will work with Sato Kogyo, which was awarded the contract by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, to provide civil, structural and architectural design services and maintain critical oversight through to the construction of the project.

Construction for Tavistock Station began in May. Cross Island Line Phase 1 is slated to commence in 2030.

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