IJM Corp Bhd and Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) have been awarded package contracts by Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) for the construction of MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line.
The work packages are among four announced, which include two viaduct work packages and two systems work packages, worth more than RM4 billion.
IJM Construction Sdn Bhd, subsidiary of IJM Corp, was awarded the elevated work packages worth RM1.47 billion, for the construction and completion of the 4.6km viaduct gateway and other associated works from Jinjang to Jalan Ipoh North Portal.
MRCB was the successful tenderer for the construction and completion of the 2.6km viaduct guideway and other associated works from Persiaran APEC in Cyberjaya to Putrajaya Sentral, with a contract price of RM648 million.
The RM1.62 billion systems work package SY203 for the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of electric trains and depot equipment for the SSP line was awarded to HAP Consortium.
The group comprises Hyundai Rotem Company of Korea, Malaysian company Apex Communications Sdn Bhd and POSCO Engineering Co Ltd, which is also from Korea.
The second systems work package, a RM458.02 million contract, for the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of the signalling and train control system for the SSP Line, was awarded to a consortium comprising Bombardier (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Global Rail Sdn Bhd.
MRT Corp chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar said with the latest work packages awarded, development of the SSP Line would be able to move full steam ahead.
“The basis for selecting successful tenderers for MRT project work packages was the Best Evaluated Tender, where both technical and commercial aspects of tenders were evaluated. As a result, the successful tender might not be the one with the lowest price,” he said.
“I am pleased to share that the successful tenderers for the Electric Trains, Viaduct V203 and Viaduct V210 had also submitted the lowest prices for their respective tenders,” he said.