View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
August 16, 2017

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.

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.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The railway industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Railway Technology