08 January 2014

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport Group (CAG) has awarded a S$985-million contract to Takenaka Corporation for the construction of Changi Airport's Terminal 4 (T4).

Construction is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2014 and completed in 2017.

The contract was awarded following a tender which saw five companies submit proposals.

CAG's Chief Executive Officer Lee Seow Hiang said: "There were very competitive bids from local and international companies with vast experience in the construction of major infrastructure projects. The past few months have seen an intensive process for the CAG team, as it went through several rounds of evaluation. Takenaka Corporation delivered the best overall proposal, which included an innovative construction methodology."

Takenaka Corporation will work closely with CAG and the appointed design consortium to refine the design of T4 before construction.

Construction work will include the development of a new passenger terminal building, with a planned capacity of 16 million passenger movements per year.

It will also involve the construction of a multi-storey car park, an open-air car park with up to 1,500 parking spaces, and a two-storey holding area for taxis to pick up arriving passengers.

Construction work also includes the development of a bridge enabling buses and other airside vehicles to move from T4 to remote aircraft stands being built at a land plot south of Terminal 3.

A 68-metre high Ramp Control Tower will also be built to oversee and manage aircraft movements around T4.

The contract also involves road improvement works, including a new road to funnel outgoing traffic directly from T4 onto East Coast Parkway.

Takenaka Corporation had previously been involved in the upgrading of Changi Airport's Terminal 2 in 2006, and the upgrading of Terminal 1 in 2012.

- CNA/xq/gn