Joint Development Partner required for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail
19 August 2016 • Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review
A tender has been issued for a Joint Development Partner to assist in the development of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project.
On the 22nd August 2016, MyHSR Corporation and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) together issued a tender to appoint a Joint Development Partner who will assist in the progress of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.
The announcement marks the next step in the project following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore regarding HSR. The two Prime Ministers, at the joint press conference held on 19 July 2016, announced that both governments will jointly call an international tender to appoint a JDP to deliver technical support on joint aspects of the project.
JDP will provide support, technical and procurement advice for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail
The JDP is expected to provide project management support, technical advice and procurement advice relating to the high speed railway systems and operations. The JDP will also develop the technical and safety standards to be adopted for the project. In addition, it will assist the Joint Project Team established between Singapore and Malaysia with the preparation of documents for the forthcoming tenders relating to the joint aspects of the project, such as the appointment of the AssetsCo and OpCo International.
The tender is open, until 17 October 2016, to firms who have advised on large public private partnership infrastructure projects including HSR projects of similar size and complexity or firms with experience in providing project management, technical, commercial or legal advisory services relating to HSR and/or rail projects of more than 200km of track.
The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project aims to provide seamless travel between the two capital cities, enhancing economic growth and reducing heavy congestion on existing transport routes. Once complete, the high-speed rail line is expected to reduce journey times between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to 90 mins travelling at speeds of up to 300 km/h.