SYSTRA and Meinhardt start collaboration with major contract win.
International engineering firms SYSTRA and Meinhardt have been awarded two reference design consultant (RDC) contracts for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project by MyHSR Corporation, the company responsible for the development and promotion of the project.
SYSTRA and Meinhardt will provide a full range of multidisciplinary services and expertise required for the RDC contracts. These contracts also mark the start of an engineering collaboration between the two companies.
The first contract (RDC01) covers the civil reference design works of the two international stations in Malaysia, Bandar Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur and Iskandar Puteri at the Southern end of the Malaysian alignment. The second contract (RDC03) covers the civil reference design works covering the first 38km from Bandar Malaysia Station to the state border between Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.
Pierre Verzat, CEO of SYSTRA, said: “We are proud to have been awarded these contracts. This is a very prestigious project that all the world’s major engineering companies want to work on and we are honoured to have been selected. Together with our partners, we look forward to working with MyHSR Corporation to deliver this transformational project.”
Omar Shahzad, Group CEO of Meinhardt Group, said: “We are excited to be working with SYSTRA and other partners to undertake this iconic transportation project in Southeast Asia. This win gives a major impetus to our collaboration with SYSTRA to leverage our complementary skillsets, capabilities and local presence across the transportation sector.”
Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal, CEO of MyHSR said: “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.”
The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR is one of the largest transport infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia. An important project under Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme, the HSR project will connect seven cities in Malaysia to Singapore. The new link will reduce travel times between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to 90 minutes and connect smaller cities in Peninsular Malaysia to the two major metropolises.