HSS subsidiary bags RM11.6mil deal

PETALING JAYA: HSS Engineers Bhd’s (HEB) associate SMHB Sdn Bhd has accepted a letter of appointment (LOA) from Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd (PAAB) to be the engineering consultant providing engineering services for the proposed study and construction of a new water treatment plant and upgrading of water systems in Batu Pahat, Johor.

In a statement yesterday, the engineering and project management consultant said SMHB would commence the 72-month contract in September 2022 for a total contract sum of RM11.6mil, leading to the contract contributing positively to group revenue from the financial year ending Dec 31, 2022 onwards.“Pursuant to the exclusive teaming arrangement between SMHB and HEB’s wholly-owned subsidiary SMHB Engineering Sdn Bhd, both companies would collaborate exclusively to execute and complete the scope of works,” the company said.

HEB executive vice-chairman Tan Sri Kuna Sittampalam said PAAB’s prestigious appointment allows the company to extend its engineering expertise to conscientiously establish a new water treatment plant and develop an upgrade plan that is in line with the increasing needs of a rapidly-developing area.“We are pleased to continue building on our experience in the water sector, just as we are also reinforcing our portfolio in the urban transport sector as demonstrated in the recent project management consultancy undertaking for the MRT3.

“We at HEB Group remain steadfast in building Malaysia’s key infrastructure, hence ably supporting Malaysia’s high-growth ambition in the coming years.”

The LOA with PAAB brings HEB group’s current order book to RM1.5bil, to be recognised in the next five to eight years.

HEB group’s new wins year-to-date include project management consultancy services for MRT3, consultancy services for Malaysia’s 5G infrastructure and network by Digital Nasional Bhd, engineering consultancy for the upgrading of Sungai Marang bridge in Marang, Terengganu, as well as the extended appointment for the upgrading of water treatment plant at Kubang Pasu by Kedah state government.

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