PRASARANA AWARDS LRV PACKAGE WORTH RM1.56 b TO CONSORTIUM
CRRC, Siemens and Tegap Dinamik will design, supply and commission 42 6-car LRVs
PRASARANA Malaysia Bhd has dished out a major contract worth RM1.56 billion to a Chinese-German-Malaysian consortium, marking the start of Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT 3) project.
The consortium, consisting of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co Ltd, Siemens Ltd China and Tegap Dinamik Sdn Bhd, will design, supply and commission 42 six-car light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the 37km stretch linking Bandar Utama and Klang.
Prasarana president and group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Azmi Abdul Aziz said the remaining three main work packages valued at about RM2 billion to RM2.5 billion for LRT 3 would be awarded only to local companies.
It will announce the successful tenderer by the end of this month.
“How it works is that companies will go through a bidding process and we will evaluate from there. But the remaining work packages are strictly for local companies,” he said after the signing ceremony of the RM1.56 billion contract, here, yesterday.
“There are also other smaller work packages to be announced soon,” he added.
Prasarana group chairman Tan Sri Ismail Adam said the LRT3 project is officially underway.
“This award shows that our construction is gaining momentum. With the three firms’ proven track record, experience and quality of delivery, I am confident work will be completed within time and cost,” said Ismail.
Prasarana said the LRV work package is considered one of the largest for the LRT 3 project.
A total of five companies had pre-qualified for the tender in May last year.
To date, 11 out of 59 LRT 3 work packages have been awarded. The 59 work packages, among which are 10 viaduct guideway and station packages, one underground works package and two train depot work packages.
CRRC Corp Ltd chairman Liu Hualong said the consortium would provide the necessary experience and skill sets to ensure the smooth delivery of the works involved.
“We are looking forward to provide the Malaysian commuters with the delivery of superior LRVs that will ensure reliable performance and topmost quality.”
With the ability to carry 1,271 passengers per LRV, the vehicles are Malaysia’s first six-car driverless trains.
In terms of capacity, each LRV is equivalent to 28 units of singledeck buses.
Prasarana Malaysia Bhd chairman Tan Sri Ismail Adam (fifth from right), China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang (fourth from right), Prasarana president, group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Azmi Abdul Aziz (fifth from left) and other officials after the signing ceremony for the light rail vehicles work package in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.