Thorn Lighting awarded Singapore’s Thomson-East Coast Line lighting project

Providing safe, reliable lighting for one of the world’s longest driverless rapid transit lines. 

Thorn Lighting has won the comprehensive tender process to secure the major lighting contract for Singapore’s Thomson-East Coast Line. The 10-million-Euro project will see the internationally renowned lighting solutions provider, which is part of the Zumtobel Group, deliver a range of different products for the back-of-house areas.

Designed to expand the rail network for greater connectivity and improved resilience, the TEL will be Singapore’s sixth Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line. This completely underground and driverless line will be Singapore’s third longest MRT line. The new line will span 43km with 31 stations. When completed, TEL will connect commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore who are not currently served by the rail network.

For this project, Thorn will be providing luminaries of the highest standards. Based on the stringent criteria required by the client, over 100.000 Thorn LED luminaires will be installed in the TEL tunnels and maintenance areas, including AreaPak Pro, Chalice, CiviTEQ, Formula LED, GTLED, HiPak and PopPack LED.

Matthew Boucher, SVP Sales, Zumtobel Group Asia Pacific comments, “Having the privilege to be selected as the lighting partner for this critical infrastructure project in Singapore makes our team very proud, we look forward to delivering a world class project for the Land Transport Authority and actively contributing to Singapore’s infrastructure projects.”

Work is set to commence in October 2017 with the line due to open in stages from 2019. When fully operational it is initially expected to serve approximately 500,000 commuters daily, rising to one million commuters in the future.

 

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