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WSP and Motts land key role for Singapore-Malaysia railway

17 Feb 17 A consortium of WSP Engineering Malaysia, Mott MacDonald Malaysia and Ernst & Young Advisory Services has been appointed as joint development partner (JDP) for the high-speed railway that will link Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

The JDP will provide project management support and technical advice on HSR systems and operations to Malaysia’s MyHSR Corporation and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore.

The JDP will also develop the technical and safety standards to be adopted for the project. In addition, it will assist the joint project team established between MyHSR and LTA with the preparation of documents for the forthcoming tenders relating to the joint aspects of the project.

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MyHSR CEO Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal said: “Following the commitment of the two governments through the bilateral agreement signing, the JDP appointment marks the start of a challenging yet exciting journey to bring the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project to reality. The consortium of WSP Engineering, Mott MacDonald and Ernst & Young Advisory Services will join the project teams of MyHSR and LTA in further developing the project. The teams will need to work closely to ensure that the project is delivered successfully.”

LTA chief executive Ngien Hoon Ping added: “LTA is excited to have the consortium on board as our JDP. With the collective expertise and extensive experience of the consortium in HSR projects internationally, MyHSR and LTA will be able to kick-start the preparation of upcoming joint tenders for this strategic project. Together with the advanced engineering study contract awarded earlier by LTA to carry out engineering studies for the Singapore stretch of the HSR, these two developments mark the next chapter in our journey to deliver the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project targeted by end-2026.”

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