Kuala Lumpur – Singapore HSR Rolling Stock and Rail Assets Tender by End of 2017

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore HSR Rolling Stock and Rail Assets Tender by End of 2017 :On 3 May 2017 MyHSR Corporation Chief Executive Officer Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal stated at the “Third HSR Symposium in Malaysia” that the Malaysian government will call for a tender by the end of 2017 to set up a privately financed asset company (“AssetsCo”) for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project, as reported by Bernama.

He also said: “We have already appointed the Joint Development Partner and Reference Design Consultant. Next, we will go for the asset company tender.”

“For AssetsCo we are targeting by end of this year.”

The symposium was organized by the Japanese government to share its 52 years of experience with the high speed Shinkansen.

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AssetsCo will be responsible for the design, build, finance and maintenance of rolling stock and the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of rail assets such as trackwork, power, signaling and telecommunications.

The Infrastructure packages for the project will be awarded from the first quarter of 2018, with SPAD Chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar explaining that the packages will be customized and ready for tender after the formation of AssetsCo.

When questioned about possible fares Mohd Nur Ismal said that it has been decided in the bilateral agreement signed between Malaysia and Singapore in 2016 that the fare structure will not be regulated, leaving the operator free to set its own fares. He added that “we want to see a fare that is affordable to encourage ridership.”

First conceived in 2013, the 350 km 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
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’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 and to its team of specialist consultants.

AECOM to Design Singapore’s High Speed Rail Infrastructure

MyHSR Corporation and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore jointly announced on 16 February 2017 that the Joint Development Partner (JDP) contract has been awarded to a consortium comprising:

1-WSP Engineering Malaysia
2-Mott MacDonald Malaysia
3-Ernst & Young Advisory Services

KL – Singapore HSR Project Joint Development Partner Contract Awarded

MyHSR Corporation announced on 3 April 2017 the award of the Reference Design Consultant (RDC) contracts, with the appointed consultants 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
3-Ranhill Consulting
4-HSS Integrated
5-AECOM Perunding

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore HSR RDC Contracts 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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