November 22, 2017

Project development partner sought for KL-Singapore high-speed line

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Artist's impression of Batu Pahat high-speed station in Johor, Malaysia. Artist's impression of Batu Pahat high-speed station in Johor, Malaysia.

MALAYSIA High-Speed Rail Corporation (MyHSR) published a tender notice on November 22 for a Project Delivery Partner (PDP) to support the planning and delivery of civil infrastructure works on the Malaysian section of the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed line.

The PDP’s responsibilities will include overall project management; detailed design, procurement planning and construction management, including testing and commissioning of infrastructure; interface and stakeholder engagement; assisting in the planning of tunnels; and provision of knowledge transfer for operation and maintenance.

According to the tender notice, MyHSR seeks a contractor with “comprehensive knowledge of local Malaysian railway construction best practices, regulatory requirements, and supply market conditions.”

A tender briefing will be held for eligible firms on December 4.

Land acquisition is now underway in Malaysia for the 350km line, which is is due to open in 2026.

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