MyHSR Corporation selects CH2M as technical advisor for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail

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MyHSR Corporation selects CH2M as technical advisor for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail

MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd has selected CH2M as its technical advisor for the iconic cross-border project between Malasya and SingaporeKuala Lumpur–Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project.

Following the recent sigining of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the project by Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA), MyHSR has proceeded to award its Technical Advisory Services tender to CH2M.

CH2M, with its sub-consultant PwC, will support MyHSR to develop the project, including working on the planning and design of the Malaysian section of the project, and assisting with the project management aspects of the project.

As we reported in July, the railway will be about 375 km with its eigth stations designed to integrate with the local public transport systems to ensure seamless connectivity. The trains will run at a top speed of more than 300km/h. The total project investment is estimated at MYR43 billion (US$10.6 billion).

MyHSR Corporation CEO, Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal welcomed CH2M into the project:

“We have a challenging task ahead and with this appointment, we would be better equipped. We expect CH2M to bring its global expertise and its experience working on HSR projects for the KL-SG HSR.”

Added CH2M Programme Director Mark Loader:

“CH2M is an established member of the Malaysian engineering community, with a continued presence in Kuala Lumpur since the 1960s. We understand the challenges associated with delivering this nationally significant programme based on our depth of experience with High Speed 1 and 2 in the UK. Our team will bring a partnership approach to MyHSR, combining international rail expertise with our local understanding to provide the leadership and capabilities to ensure the project is delivered successfully.”

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