LRT3 light rail vehicle work package awarded in Kuala Lumpur

8 August 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has awarded the light rail vehicle (LRV) work package to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co Ltd (CRRC ZELC), Siemens Limited China and Tegap Dinamik Sdn Bhd Consortium for the Light Rail Transit (LRT3) project.

LRT3 light rail vehicle work package awarded in Kuala Lumpur

Valued at RM1.56 billion, the consortium will be responsible for the design, manufacture, supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of 42 six-car LRVs for the LRT3 project.

“I am confident that works will be completed within the time and cost”

“The LRT3 project is officially underway and this award shows that our construction is gaining momentum,” said Prasarana’s Group Chairman, YBhg Tan Sri Ismail Adam. “With the three companies’ proven track record, experience and quality of delivery, I am confident that works will be completed within the time and cost.”

The LRV work package is one of the largest systems work packages offered by the LRT3 project. A total of five companies had pre-qualified for the tender in May 2016, with only CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co Ltd, Siemens Limited China and Tegap Dinamik Sdn Bhd Consortium submitting its bid when tenders closed in November 2016.

“This consortium will provide the necessary experience and skill sets to ensure the smooth delivery of the works”

“The formation of this consortium will provide the necessary experience and skill sets to ensure the smooth delivery of the works involved,” added CRRC Corporation Limited’s Chairman, Mr. Liu Hualong. “We are looking forward to providing the Malaysian commuters with the delivery of superior LRVs that will ensure reliable performance and topmost quality.”

Capable of carrying 1,271 passengers per vehicle, LRT3’s LRVs are Malaysia’s first six-car driverless trains. Each of the LRV has a capacity equivalent to 28 units of single-deck buses and to ensure the comfort of passengers, the LRVs will be equipped with jerk limit controls, sound insulations and disabled-friendly facilities.

Furthermore, as the first green rail in Malaysia, the LRVs’ air conditioning system will be ozone-friendly while its friction brakes will be asbestos-free.

To-date, 11 out of 59 LRT3 work packages have been awarded. The 59 work packages include 10 viaduct guideway and station packages, one underground works package and two train depot work packages.

Spanning 37km in length and running from Bandar Utama to Klang, the LRT3 will provide accessibility to approximately 74,000 commuters daily in Klang, Shah Alam, and Petaling Jaya upon completion in 2020.

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