KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) have awarded the Joint Development Partner (JDP) contract for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project to a three-member consortium.

“The consortium comprises WSP Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Mott MacDonald Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd,” MyHSR and LTA said in a joint statement yesterday.

The JDP would provide project management support and technical advice on HSR systems and operations as well as develop the technical and safety standards to be adopted for the project, it said.

“It will also assist the Joint Project Team established between MyHSR and LTA with the preparation of documents for the coming tenders relating to the joint aspects of the project, such as the appointment of the AssetsCo and OpCo International,” it said.

MyHSR CEO Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal said the JDP appointment marked the start of a challenging yet exciting journey to bring the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR to reality.

The consortium of WSP Engineering, Mott MacDonald and Ernst & Young Advisory Services would join the project teams of MyHSR and LTA to further develop the project, he said.

“The teams will need to work closely to ensure that the project is delivered successfully. Further announcements will be made soon, for other appointments of the project,” he said.

LTA chief executive Ngien Hoon Ping said with the collective expertise and extensive experience of the consortium in HSR projects internationally, MyHSR and LTA would be able to kick-start the preparation of the coming joint tenders for this strategic project.

“Together with the Advanced Engineering Study contract awarded earlier by LTA to carry out engineering studies for the Singapore stretch of the HSR, these two developments mark the next chapter in our journey to deliver the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project targeted by end-2026,” he added.

– Bernama