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"File picture shows Scomi's Mumbai Monorail going through the testing and commencement phase late last year.- Bernama filepic
KUALA LUMPUR: Scomi Engineering Bhd, an arm of Scomi Group, is bidding for three monorail projects in India that will add up to RM1bil more to its order-book.
Scomi Engineering chief executive officer Kanesan Veluppillai said that the bidding process for the projects, namely in Kerala, Chennai and New Delhi, would be finalised in the next few months and the company hoped to know the outcome soon after.
“We will do it (the monorail construction) as a consortium just like the Mumbai monorail project. Our portion will be about RM1bil maximum (for three projects),” he told Bernama in an interview.
According to an industry analyst, the projects in Kerala and New Delhi involve a total 33km of rail lines while in Chennai, India’s fifth most populous state, the monorail project would involve a 57.1km line.
On the Mumbai monorail line 1 project, Kanesan said the maiden commercial operation, on 9km, would start on Sept 15, as planned.
He said the company had already deployed 10 monorail cars to India, of which nine were undergoing integrated testing.
“The progress is very good. We have completed critical testing as of June 1 and the commercial operation will go on as planned on Sept 15,” he said. “We are doing testing under the worst possible condition. It is the monsoon season now and our cars are being put through very severe test.”
Scomi bagged the RM1.85bil Mumbai monorail project in 2008 in a joint venture with India’s Larsen and Toubro Ltd.
The Mumbai job was the first monorail project for Scomi outside Malaysia before it clinched two monorail jobs in Brazil worth a combined RM5.6bil three years later. — Bernama
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