Kuala Lumpur – Singapore HSR RDC Contracts Awarded

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore HSR RDC Contracts Awarded :MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd of Malaysia has announced that the Reference Design Consultant (RDC) contracts for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project have been awarded. The appointed consultants will be responsible for the preparation of the reference design for the HSR civil infrastructure and the seven stations to be built in Malaysia.

The contracts for six packages have been awarded to the following five companies:

1.Systra S.A.
2.Jacobs Engineering Services Sdn Bhd
3.Ranhill Consulting Sdn Bhd
4.HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd
5.AECOM Perunding Sdn Bhd

The overall scope of work includes international stations at Bandar Malaysia and Iskandar Puteri, five domestic stations and the alignment civil works from Bandar Malaysia station to the International Border between Malaysia and Singapore.

MyHSR Chief Executive Officer Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal commented: “The RDC contracts tender was another step forward as we enter into the next phase of shaping the project. The appointed consultants carry the responsibility of designing what the stations will look like and finalising the civil infrastructure, such as the HSR bridges and tunnels. As the civil infrastructure will traverse approximately 335 km, we have divided up the work into six packages, attracting specialist consultants for the specific work to be completed. I am very happy that the appointed consultants comprise of international and domestic parties who are very reputable and experienced.”

First conceived in 2013, the 350 km Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail is expected to reduce travel time between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to 90 minutes.

The project envisages the construction of a brand new rail line with dedicated tracks that will allow trains to travel at a maximum speed of 300 km/h. It aims to facilitate seamless travel between the two capital cities, enhance business linkages, and connect the peoples of both countries closer together.

The line will consist of eight stations, seven of which will be in Malaysia:

1.Kuala Lumpur (Bandar Malaysia)
2.Putrajaya
3.Seremban
4.Ayer Keroh (Melacca)
5.Muar
6.Batu Pahat
7.Iskandar Puteri
8.Singapore (Jurong East)

The Governments of both countries signed a Bilateral Agreement on 13 December 2016, which captured the key points of agreement on the project, including the technical parameters, commercial model, customs, immigration and quarantine clearance, safety and security matters, regulatory framework and project management approach.

Singapore Transport Minister and Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan and Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project on 19 July 2016.

Singapore and Malaysia Sign High Speed Rail Project MoU

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on 8 February 2017 that it had awarded the contract for Advance Engineering Studies (AES) for the complete design of the High Speed Rail infrastructure within Singapore to AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd and to its team of specialist consultants.

AECOM to Design Singapore’s High Speed Rail Infrastructure

MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore jointly announced on 16 February 2017 that the Joint Development Partner (JDP) contract for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project had been awarded to a consortium comprising:

1.WSP Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd
2.Mott MacDonald Malaysia Sdn Bhd
3.Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd

KL – Singapore HSR Project Joint Development Partner Contract Awarded

The Kuala Lumpur – Singapore HSR Project is a strategic project between the Governments of Malaysia and Singapore. It is expected to enhance business linkages and bring the people of both countries closer together.

Writer: John Carlo Ottaviani

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