STE lands $200m control deal for Singapore Metro

  • May 1, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

ST Engineering has won a $200m contract to provide an integrated supervisory control system (ISCS) and communications system for Singapore’s new Cross Island Line (CRL).

The city’s eighth MRT line, the CRL will be its longest fully underground line at more than 50km long. It will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, western and north-eastern corridors, connecting major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District and Changi region.

When operational in the early 2030s, it will have the highest number of interchange stations, with almost half the stations on the line being linked to existing rail stations.

The STE contract from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) is expected to commence this quarter.

The CRL phases one and two as well as the CRL-Punggol Extension comprise one depot and 21 underground stations, eight of which are interchange stations.

The ISCS will enable real-time, centralised monitoring and control of electrical and mechanical subsystems along the50km rail network, while the communications system will manage and connect various systems in the trains and stations, using the latest networking technologies to enable efficient system operations and maintenance.

“Having successfully completed many projects for rail networks in Singapore and around the world, we are pleased that LTA has entrusted us with this important project and will bring our group’s collective experience to deliver on the requirements,” said Chew Men Leong, president of ST Engineering’s urban business.

This contract further expands ST Engineering’s track record of more than 200 smart metro projects in over 50 cities. Besides completing the communications system for Singapore’s North-South and East-West Lines, Circle Line and Downtown Line, as well as ISCS for the Circle Line and Downtown Line, it is also deploying the ISCS and communications systems for the Jurong Region Line, Downtown Line Three Extension and Circle Line Stage Six. It has also delivered ISCS and communications systems for various metro lines in the Asia Pacific region.