Malaysia’s MyHSR has awarded its reference design consultant (RDC) contracts for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project.
Consultants Systra, Jacobs Engineering Services, Ranhill Consulting, HSS Integrated, and Aecom Perunding will prepare the reference design for the high-speed rail civil infrastructure, as well as the seven stations in Malaysia.
The tender for the RDC contracts was conducted by MyHSR through an international open tender process that started in August last year.
MyHSR CEO Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal said: “The appointed consultants carry the responsibility of designing what the stations will look like and finalising the civil infrastructure, such as the HSR bridges and tunnels.
“As the civil infrastructure will traverse approximately 335km, we have divided up the work into six packages, attracting specialist consultants for the specific work to be completed.”
As part of the project, overall work will include international stations at Bandar Malaysia and Iskandar Puteri and five domestic stations at Putrajaya, Seremban, Melaka, Muar, and Batu Pahat.
Alignment civil works will also take place from Bandar Malaysia station to the International Border between Malaysia and Singapore.
The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR is a strategic project between the Governments of Malaysia and Singapore that aims to facilitate a travel time of 90 minutes between the two countries.
On 13 December last year, the governments of both countries signed a bilateral agreement to capture the key points of agreement on the project.
MyHSR and the LTA Singapore were selected to implement the project.