February 12, 2018

Siemens, Alstom, FS and Porr join forces for Singapore - KL high-speed bid

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MALAYSIAN engineering firm George Kent announced to the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange on February 12 that it has reached an agreement with Siemens, Alstom, Italian State Railways (FS) and Porr, Austria, to form a consortium to bid for the AssetsCo tender for the Singapore - Kuala Lumpur high-speed line.

The companies will now work to prepare a joint offer encompassing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations & maintenance (O&M) for the tender.

The AssetsCo will be responsible for designing, building, financing and maintaining both the rolling stock and railway infrastructure including the track, electrification, signalling and telecommunications. The company will also coordinate operation and maintenance of the 350km line, which is due to open in 2026.

Malaysia’s MyHSR and Singapore’s SG HSR expect to select a preferred bidder for the contract by the end of the year.

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