Thorn Lighting, a part of the Zumtobel Group of companies was awarded Singapore’s Thomson-East Coast Line lighting project.
The project intends to supply safe, reliable lighting for one of the world’s longest driverless rapid transit lines. For the 10-million-Euro project, Thorn will deliver a variety of different products to illuminate the back-of-house areas.
Singapore designed the TEL, the sixth Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line to expand the rail network for greater connectivity and enhanced resilience. This completely underground and driverless line will serve as Singapore’s third longest MRT line spanning 43km with 31 stations. Once completed, TEL will transport commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore for whom the rail network does not serve.
Thorn to Supply Over 100,000 Luminaires for TEL
Based the client’s stringent criteria, Thorn will supply over 100,000 of its LED luminaires to be installed in the TEL tunnels and maintenance areas. These LED lighting products include the company’s PopPack LED, HiPaK, AreaPak Pro, Chalice, CiviTEQ, Formula LED, and GTLED.
Matthew Boucher, SVP Sales, Zumtobel Group Asia Pacific commented, “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 on the lighting project is scheduled to commence in October 2017. The line is due to open in stages beginning in 2019. When fully operational, the line is initially expected to serve about 500,000 commuters each day, eventually rising to one
million commuters in the future.