Tuesday, June 15, 2010

PB designing transit depot in Singapore

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Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded a contract to provide architectural and engineering design for the Tuas Depot, a new train and vehicle service facility to support the ongoing expansion of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) System.

The Tuas Depot will have the capacity to stable as well as maintain and overhaul 60 six-car train sets, along with sufficient numbers of maintenance locomotives, maintenance wagons and specialist permanent way vehicles. The depot will provide all necessary cleaning, maintenance and overhaul facilities. It will also contain a control center, training facilities, intake substation and storage areas for the vehicle fleet and associated railway system.

As the prime consultant on the project, PB is responsible for overall architectural and engineering design as well as functional and equipment planning, including design of alignment, geotechnical, structural, civil, plumbing and sanitary aspects of the project. The scope of work also entails project safety review, system assurance, electromagnetic compatibility, value engineering, interface management, CSD/SEM drawings, traffic impact assessment, sustainability planning and design, security design, preparation of tender drawings, assistance in tender evaluation and design support during construction.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is part of Balfour Beatty plc.

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