SINGAPORE: Stage 2 of the Downtown Line project, which was supposed to be completed by December 2015, will now be ready by mid-2016.
Alpine Bau, a contractor in charge of building three stations on the line, went bust and filed for insolvency on 19 June.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed two new contractors.
McConnell Dowell South East Asia (SEA) Private Limited will complete the construction of Sixth Avenue and King Albert Park stations as well as associated tunnels for a contract sum of S$254 million.
Tan Kah Kee station and associated tunnels will be built by SK E&C for a sum of S$222 million.
LTA said the two contractors were selected as they have the relevant technical expertise and resources to pick up quickly and start completion works for the three stations.
About 50 percent of the work on the stations and tunnels has yet to be completed.
The newly-appointed contractors are expected to resume construction work on Friday.
LTA said it will continue to explore areas to speed up construction work without compromising safety. More manpower will be deployed and they will work round the clock, with noise-related activities being kept to the day.
Sim Wee Meng, senior group director for rail with the Land Transport Authority, said: "The work that's left behind is about 50 per cent related to station work and there are four tunnels to be build.
"So these are the works that have to commence rather quickly. The priority for us is to complete these works expeditiously without compromising safety."
Alpine Bau was awarded a contract valued at about S$670 million for the project.
It is understood that LTA has paid the company only for the completed works done so far and will be filing for some claims following the company's insolvency.
Meanwhile. LTA said construction works at the other nine Downtown Line 2 stations are progressing on schedule.
All 12 stations are expected to have its basic structures in place by 2014, before electrical and mechanical works, as well as test running of trains, are carried out. - CNA/xq/ac
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