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FCC completes breakthrough in Singapore Metro tunnel


FCC completes breakthrough in Singapore Metro tunnel

Alpine, FCC's Austrian subsidiary, has attained final breakthrough of tunnel construction work to expand the Singapore Metro. The section under construction comprises 4 new stations along 8.3 kilometres of tunnel.  The contract value is 190.67 million euro.

The first Metro contract section worth 73.4 million euro, which was also awarded to Alpine,  was successfully completed at the end of May 2009.

Construction of the 33-km loop line, which was tendered by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) in five stages, started in 2003. Completion and commissioning are scheduled for 2011.

ALPINE's experience in tunnel construction

Alpine has extensive experience in tunnel construction throughout the world.  It is currently building the Pfänder, Katschberg and Lainzer tunnels in Austria. It has been involved in the construction of Switzerland's Gotthard Base Tunnel and in India it is building part of the new subway network in New Delhi and the intake tunnel for the Tapovan power plant.

It is also building tunnels for power plants in Bulgaria and Turkey. ALPINE recently obtained a contract to build a water supply tunnel in China. It is also providing consulting services for tunnel construction projects in the USA, Russia, Kazakhstan and Great Britain, offering know-how and planning expertise.

Alpine operates all over the world. With construction revenues amounting to 3.5 billion euro in 2008 and a staff of roughly 15,530, ALPINE is the second-largest construction group in Austria.