MRCB, IJM, Apex among winners of RM4.2b MRT Line 2 jobs

IJM Corporation Bhd and Apex Communications are among the local companies which were awarded part of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 2 contracts

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB), IJM Corporation Bhd and Apex Communications are among the local companies which were awarded part of the  Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 2 contracts.

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) said on Thursday the contracts were for building the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line 2.

The awards included two viaduct work packages and two systems work packages. They were awarded following a one-stop procurement committee meeting (OSPC) chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

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.

Systems Work Package SY203 totalling RM1.62bil was 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 of 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 of RM458.02mil was for the signalling and train control system was awarded to a consortium comprising Bombardier (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Global Rail Sdn Bhd.

For the RM1.47bil elevated work packages, work package V203 to build the 4.6km viaduct guideway from Jinjang to Jalan Ipoh North Portal was awarded to IJM Construction Sdn Bhd.

MRCB won the RM648mil contract for Work Package V210 to build the 2.6km viaduct guideway and other associated works from Persiaran APEC in Cyberjaya to Putrajaya Sentral.

“The basis of 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,”  Shahril 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.
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