KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): The Ampang Line Extension Project (LEP) has been awarded to a joint venture (JV) consortium of George Kent (M) Bhd and its partner Lion Pacific Sdn Bhd is worth RM955.84 million.
In a filing Wednesday, George Kent said the consortium was further awarded the supply of Train Borne Equipment together with Works in respect of which Prasarana has Options which it can exercise together for a total of RM128.62 million.
The contract entails the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of the Signalling System, Communication, Trackwork and third Rail, Electrification of the Rail System and other associated works for the Ampang LRT Line to be extended by another 17.7km, connecting the current Sri Petaling station to Putra Heights, the company said.
Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) in a statement Tuesday had said the JV was 100% locally-owned companies and well supported by reputable local and international multi-disciplinary technical partners, with proven track records in their respective field of systems implementation expertise.
“Additionally, some of the key sub-systems proposed also have synergy with Prasarana’s current operations, thus and in the long run, Prasarana will benefit from reduced operating expenditures as well as cross-competency gains that will increase service efficiencies,” it said.