Engineering firm Systra in partnership with Meinhardt has been awarded two reference design consultant (RDC) contracts by MyHSR Corporation for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.
MyHSR is responsible for the development and promotion of the project.
Under the contract, Systra and Meinhardt will be responsible for the provision of multidisciplinary services and expertise required for the RDC contracts.
The first contract (RDC01) includes the civil reference design works of the two international stations within Malaysia: Bandar Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur and Iskandar Puteri at the Southern end of the Malaysian alignment.
The second contract (RDC03) involves the civil reference design works covering the first 38km from Bandar Malaysia Station to the State border between Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.
Systra CEO Pierre Verzat 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.”
Meinhardt Group CEO Omar Shahzad 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.”
Upon completion, the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project will connect seven cities in Malaysia to Singapore and reduces travel times between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to 90 minutes.