Wednesday 3 October 2012

3 companies win RM732.2m to build key MRT stations

October 03, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Naim Engineering, UEM Construction and Apex Communications won three packages to build key stations along the 51km Klang Valley MRT project totalling RM732.2 million, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) said today.

Each of the station packages is worth more than RM200 million.

“These awards are the best evaluated bids from the group which were shortlisted earlier. With three more station packages awarded, I’m glad to say that the MRT project is progressing very well,” MRT Corp’s chief executive Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid said in a statement
All three packages were open to 12 bumiputera companies which had earlier pre-qualified to tender, MRT Corp said, and the awards were made following a sitting of the One-Stop Procurement Committee (OSPC) in Putrajaya chaired by Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.

To date, 48 out of a total of 85 packages for tender for the MRT project have been awarded.

The three local engineering firms are being appointed as nominated sub-contractors to the respective elevated civil works Work Package Contractors.

The prices of the elevated civil works packages include the prices for station construction works.

 UEM Construction won the biggest contract — worth RM275.8 million — to build and complete elevated stations and other related works at The Curve, 1 Utama and Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

The company last month had won another package for the construction and completion of the viaduct guideway and other associated works from Taman Mesra to Kajang Station worth RM951 million.

Apex Communication won the station building contract for Saujana Impian, Bandar Kajang and Kajang worth RM251.7 million while Naim Engineering snapped up the contract for Taman Industri Sungai Buloh, PJU 5 and Dataran Sunway valued at RM204.7 million.

The RM50-billion MRT project, meant to ease traffic congestion in the Klang Valley, is Malaysia’s most expensive infrastructure project to date.

Construction of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line of the MRT is scheduled for completion by end-2016, with services commencing in January 2017.

The SBK line will cover a distance of 51km, of which 9.5km — including seven of the 31 stations — will be underground.

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