RM1.6b LRT job

By Rozanna Latif, New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: Contracts worth a total of RM1.6 billion have been awarded to the two successful main contractors to undertake the first phase of the Kelana Jaya and Ampang light rapid transit (LRT) line extension projects.

In a statement yesterday, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd confirmed the New Straits Times report that Trans Resources Corporation Sdn Bhd and Bina Puri Holdings Berhad (BPHB)- Tim Sekata JV had been chosen to carry out Package A (construction and completion of facilities work) of the extension projects.

Prasarana said that Trans Resources, the construction arm of public-listed TRC Synergy Bhd, would undertake the Kelana Jaya extension project under a contract worth RM950 million over 30 months.

Meanwhile, BPHB-Tim Sekata JV will undertake the Ampang Line extension project for RM634.7 million over 27 months.

Both main contractors will be responsible for carrying out works on four facilities — namely, all guideway sub-structure and main structure works; foundation work for stations and traction power sub-stations (TPSS); launching and installing the segmental box girders (SBGs); and supplying and installing parapets and noise barriers.

In addition, the main contractors will also manage the nominated sub-contractors
for contracts worth RM469 million (Kelana Jaya line) and RM305 million (Ampang line) respectively.

The nominated sub-contractors, which will be appointed through a separate open tender, will construct stations and TPSS; supply and install escalators and lifts; and construct multi-storey car parks.

Prasarana has also named UEM Builders-Intria Bina Sdn Bhd JV and BPHB-Tim Sekata JV as sub-contractor of the segmental box girders (SBGs) fabrication and delivery for the Kelana Jaya and Ampang extensions.

Contracts for the SBGs were worth RM93.1 million for UEM Builders-Intria Bina and RM67.7 million for BPHB-Tim Sekata JV. The SBGs are expected to be delivered within 21 months. Prasarana also said the tender for facilities works under Package B for both lines would be called upon the approval of the final railway scheme, expected by the middle of next year.

The New Straits Times reported yesterday that under Package A, Trans Resources would construct the section between Kelana Jaya station to Station 7 (near Summit Shopping Centre), a distance of 9.2km. BPHB-Tim Sekata JV will carry out works between the first 7.4km between Seri Petaling to Station 5 (Jalan Kinrara).

The line extension project will see a 17km extension of the Kelana Jaya line between Kelana Jaya station and Putra Heights in Puchong (13 new stations) and a 17.7km extension of the Ampang line between Sri Petaling to Putra Heights with 13 new stations. Putra Heights will be an interchange station connecting both lines.

The Kelana Jaya extension will increase passenger capacity up to 98,000 during peak hours, while extension of the Ampang line can cater to 79,800 passengers.