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GS E&C Building World's Largest Rail and Bus Depot in Singapore
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GS E&C Building World's Largest Rail and Bus Depot in Singapore
  • By Michael Herh
  • February 27, 2020, 10:12
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The construction site of the T301 Project near Changi Airport in the southeastern part of Singapore

The world's largest and first building-type rail and bus depot is under construction near Changi Airport in the southeastern part of Singapore. The T301 Project was awarded to GS Engineering and Construction (GS E&C) in March 2016. It is the largest project ever placed by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA), which is in charge of the subway system in Singapore.

The T301 Project is attracting much attention because it is the world's largest rail and bus depot and the first building-type depot. The amounts of reinforcing rods and concrete used to build the large depot reached 300,000 tons and 1.8 million cubic meters, respectively. "The volume of the reinforcing rods is 42 times larger than that used for the construction of the Eiffel Tower, and the amount of concrete is five times larger than that used for the construction of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest edifice," said an official of GS E&C.

The T301 Project consists of a two-story subway train depot with one basement floor and a four-story bus depot on a site of 320,000 square meters. A total of 985 subway carriages will be stationed on the three floors from the first basement to the second floor of the building. The construction work will run for a total of 95 months. The Korean builder is aiming to complete the depot in February 2024.

GS E&C has an unrivaled competitive edge in Singapore, which is known as a hot market among advanced construction companies, as it has carried out seven subway construction projects worth about 3.2 trillion won. The company is also participating in a bid for the Singapore Cross Island Line Project to win an additional order from Singapore.