Jacobs Engineering secures rail project in Malaysia
Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded the role of Lead Trackwork Design Consultant for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line in Malaysia. The KVMRT project involves the construction of a rail-based public transport network comprised of three lines. The SSP Line, which is the second mass rapid transit line to be developed, has an estimated construction cost of approximately $7.6B. Jacobs will work with the China Communications and Construction Company and George Kent Joint Venture, which was awarded the approximately $234M contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of track work, maintenance vehicles and work trains on the MRT SSP Line by MRT Corporation. The MRT SSP Line will be approximately 32.4 miles in length, with 8.4 miles of rail in tunnels and the remaining on elevated structures. It will include 26 elevated stations, 11 underground stations and a maintenance depot. The line will serve a corridor with a population of nearly two million people. Jacobs' services include the design of trackwork, emergency walkways, cable containment systems and stray current control systems. The project will be delivered in accordance with international systems engineering and assurance practices to ensure a fully interfaced and compliant design. Jacobs will provide design support services throughout the construction period and use building information modeling to support a fully integrated digital engineering approach.