Jacobs Engineering wins role in Kuala Lumpur to Singapore high-speed rail project


US-based Jacobs Engineering Group has secured the Reference Design Consultant (RDC) role for the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail project (KL-SG HSR), which is currently under construction.

The project was announced earlier this year.

Jacobs will be responsible for designing five intermediate stations in Malaysia under the RDC02 reference design package.

The contract also includes the design of access roads and other HSR infrastructure associated with the station development, as well as highway and pedestrian links to existing infrastructure.

Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Asia Pacific senior vice-president Patrick Hill said: “The win is another milestone for Jacobs and especially significant since this high-speed rail project is the first of its kind in South East Asia.”

The 350km-long HSR will provide the fastest transport service between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore once completed, covering the entire distance in approximately 90 minutes.

"The win is another milestone for Jacobs and especially significant since this high-speed rail project is the first of its kind in South East Asia."

HSR is a strategic project between the Governments of Malaysia and Singapore, which aims to offer passengers better travel options between the two capital cities.

The project has terminus stations in Kuala Lumpur's Bandar Malaysia and Singapore's Jurong East.

Jacobs also secured a deal to work as the lead trackwork design consultant for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line in Malaysia last month.

The 32.4mi KVMRT SSP Line will feature 8.4mi of rail tunnels, while the remaining distance will be built on elevated structures.

Jacobs currently operates in more than 25 countries worldwide and specialises in the provision of technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organisations.