Wednesday 1 February 2012

MRT: Major Boost For 2012

The Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT plan has been finalized. The overall line will cover a distance of 51km, with 9.5km underground. There will be 31 stations plus 3 future stations. This RM15 billion project is estimated to be completed in year 2017.

There are 90 packages of jobs to be grabbed for the Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT project, so far about 20 of them has been awarded. In this project, there will be 9 big packages, which include 8 elevated packages and a tunneling package.

      Finalized SBK MRT route and stations

Recently MRT Corp has announced its first two big packages winners, which are IJM Corp and Ahmad Zaki Resources. IJM will be the main contractor for package V5 worth RM974 million, which include the construction and completion of viaduct guideway and the associated works from Maluri to Plaza Phoenix station. AZRB was awarded package V6 worth RM764 million consisting of similar job from Plaza Phoenix to Bandar Tun Hussein Onn station.

According to MRT Corp CEO, the remaining 6 big elevated packages will be released by the middle of 2012 while the single largest tunneling package will be rewarded in April this year. The contenders for the tunneling work are: Gamuda-MMC Corp, Gadang-Hyundai, China’s Sinohydro Group, China Railway Corp and Japan’s Taisei Corp. In this list, only Gamuda-MMC is purely local. Why not award it to local companies since Gamuda-MMC already has vast experience in tunneling work?

      Elevated MRT station

For other elevated packages, the contenders include TRS, WCT, Sunway, Mudajaya, Mitrajaya, Muhibbah, MRCB, Fajarbaru, Gadang, Naim, Loh & Loh etc. Surely those big name construction companies will get a piece of cake each. Besides construction companies, companies that provide material such as cement and steel may also benefit from this big project.

     A magnificent view of PB Damansara station

So, for those who like to buy into news, get prepared for Gamuda/MMC in April and other major construction companies by mid 2012.

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