Systra and Meinhardt win contracts for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore Rail project
Systra and Meinhardt have won two reference design consultant (RDC) contracts for MyHSR's Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.
The deals represent the start of an engineering collaboration initiative between the two companies, and will see them provide multiple services for the HSR project.
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.”
The first contract is named RDC01 and comprises civil reference design works for the two international stations within Malaysia, namely Bandar Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur and Iskandar Puteri.
The second contract is known as RDC03 and will involve works such as the civil reference design for the first 38km from Bandar Malaysia Station to the state border between Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.
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 skill sets, capabilities and local presence across the transportation sector.”
The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR is intended to connect seven cities in Malaysia to Singapore, as well as reduce the travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to approximately 90 minutes.
Image: Systra's head office in Paris. Photo: courtesy of Beon75 via Wikipedia.