KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd has appointed American multinational engineering firm AECOM for civil reference design works for the high speed rail (HSR) infrastructure, which stretches from the south of Iskandar Puteri Station to the international border of Malaysia and Singapore.
The Malaysian civil rail infrastructure reference design scope, which covers approximately 335km, was divided into six Reference Design Consultant packages by MyHSR.
"The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail is a landmark project and an important symbol for Malaysia and Singapore. We are delighted to partner with MyHSR and look forward to leveraging our local and global experience to design for this iconic project," said AECOM's regional executive of Southeast Asia Billy Wong.
"Earlier this year, AECOM was also chosen to provide the Advanced Engineering Study for the Singapore stretch of the project," Wong said.
The KL-Singapore HSR is designed to cut travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to 90 minutes when completed in 2026.
In February this year, AECOM Singapore was appointed by Singapore's Land Transport Authority as the lead consultant to provide the complete design including architectural, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and other associated services that are needed for the Jurong East terminus, tunnels and the bridge connecting Singapore and Malaysia at the Strait of Johor.