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Bachy Soletanche Singapore

Bachy Soletanche arrived in Singapore in the 1970’s and was incorporated in 1982. Bachy Soletanche Singapore (BSS) is a subsidiary of the world’s foremost geotechnical specialist engineering contractor, Soletanche Bachy.

Involved on some of the country’s most outstanding infrastructure and iconic buildings, we have played a significant role to build the foundations of the Smart and Green city that Singapore is globally-recognised for today.

Our Vision is to be the preferred Geotechnical Contractor to Clients or Main Contractors, working as a partner or a specialist subcontractor.

We strive to provide the highest value solutions to our Clients, bringing leading innovation and global competence to the local Singapore market.

As a performance driven company, we are committed to the development of our people, within a culture of safety, innovation and excellence.

Key Dates

1970’s

  • Dam cut off walls at Upper Pierce, Kranji and MacRitchie Reservoirs

 

1980’s

  • Incorporation of Bachy Soletanche Singapore and significant specialist geotechnical works on the first MRT lines and provate developments.

 

1990’s

  • Diaphragm Wall / Deep foundations specialist (Suntec City, Chjimes, Goldbell Tower)

 

2000’s

  • Marina Bay Sands foundations, The Sail, C908 Telok Ayer and Bugis Station Stations as Main Contractor.

 

2010’s  

  • Complex underground works as both a specialist subcontractor and Main Contractor.
  • Tunneling and Micro tunnelling (TEL Orchard Station)

 

 

Bachy Soletanche Singapore Team

Historic Buildings

As well has heavy foundation and retaining wall projects, we are known for the sensitive and delicate work of underpinning, renovation and upgrading of historical or sensitive buildings such as Chijmes or the National Art Gallery.

For the National Gallery the challenge was to convert the former City Hall and Supreme Court, both National Heritage Buildings, into an iconic National Art Gallery.

As specialist subcontractor we successfully created the retaining walls in and around the historic buildings to construct up to three levels of basements in a very challenging environment with very low headroom and significant space constraints working in the middle of historic Singapore with significant traffic management and geological challenges.

National Art Gallery

World-class Infrastructure

Since the 1980’s, the teams of Bachy Soletanche have been actively involved in the creation and expansion of the country’s rail network and large-scale underground projects for major infrastructure and building works, making Singapore a vibrant world class city with one of the most efficient transport systems in the world.

Proud to have its name associated with more than 20 MRT stations both as a specialist subcontractor and as main contractor we remain the preferred specialist contractor for the most complicated and difficult underground structures. Our name is also associated with other complex transport infrastructure such as road underpasses and the complex North South Corridor project.

Key Projects

  • North South Line: Orchard Station
  • North East Line: Clarke Quay Station & Tunnels
  • Downtown Line : Bugis, Telok Ayer, Bayfront Stations
  • Thomson East Coast Line : The Stations and Tunnels for Upper Thomson, Orchard, Gardens by the Bay and Tanjong Rhu.
  • Circle Line : Farrer Road, Serangoon, Lorong Chuan and Prince Edward Stations
  • North South Corridor : Novena section 105

Cross Street Station

Innovative and Smart Engineering

Constructing the Thomson-East Coast Line Orchard Station is one of the most technically challenging projects. Seen as a major engineering feat, this project underscores the innovation and smart engineering deployed to build the line without disruption to businesses, consumers, traffic and an operational railway.

Bachy Soletanche offered on this project a comprehensive range of innovative techniques and services, providing our partner and our Client with the best possible solutions, enhancing safety and the environment at the same time.

Lowering of TBM parts at Thomson-East Coast Line Orchard Station

About Soletanche Bachy

Soletanche Bachy

Soletanche Bachy Group is a main contractor specialising in geotechnical, soil technology, foundation works and civil engineering projects with a wide spectrum of geotechnical engineering processes, special foundations, underground works, ground improvement as well as pollution treatment and control.

It serves a wide range of clients in the public and private spaces including central and local governments, industrial, general building and civil engineering contractors as well as property developers.

Some of 60,000 projects successfully completed over the decades include the sealing and repair of large dams; protective walls for nuclear power plants; metro stations and tunnels in the world’s major cities; foundations for the highest towers in Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East as well as the restoration of historical monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Grand Palais in Paris; the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Saint Pancras Railway Station in London. Soletanche Bachy are also involved in the construction of the most ambitious maritime structures such as Port 2000 in Le Havre and the Dubai Palms and Al Raha Beach in Abu Dhabi.

Bachy and Soletanche were both founded in France respectively in 1927 and 1947 before a merger in 1997. The company employs 10,000 employees in over 40 countries.

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