Jacobs Engineering Group has won a contract to provide services as a lead trackwork design consultant for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line in Malaysia.
Estimated to cost about $7.6bn, the project includes the construction of a rail-based public transport network featuring three lines.
Jacobs will in collaboration with the China Communications and Construction Company (CCCC) and George Kent (GK) Joint Venture, which was awarded nearly $234m contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of track work, maintenance vehicles and work trains on the MRT SSP Line by MRT Corporation.
Under the terms of the agreement, Jacobs will be responsible for the design of trackwork, emergency walkways, cable containment systems and stray current control systems.
Additionally, Jacobs will offer design support services during the construction period and use building information modelling (BIM) to support a fully integrated digital engineering approach.
Featuring 26 elevated stations, 11 underground stations, and a maintenance depot, the MRT SSP Line will be almost 32.4 miles long, with 8.4 miles of rail in tunnels and the remaining on elevated structures. The line will serve a corridor with a population of nearly two million people.
Jacobs buildings and infrastructure senior vice president Patrick Hill said: “This is the first large scale rail project for Jacobs in Malaysia, which builds on our strong presence across South East Asia in the growing transport infrastructure market, reinforcing our reputation as a leading service provider.
“This follows our deliberate investment in the transportation sector in South East Asia, mobilizing capabilities from the U.K. and Australia to support our clients in projects with an increasing level of scale and complexity.”