Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) awarded the RM15.47 billion (about US4 billion) underground works package for the MRT Line 2 to MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd (MGKT) in 2016. Works are now in progress.
MGKT was awarded the contract after successfully completing excavation of the underground section of Line 1 when the last of ten TBMs procured for the project broke through into Pasar Seni Station. Line 2 with 13.5km of twin tube tunnels running between 11 underground stations will be a repeat of the Line 1 operations to excavate 9.5km of twin running tunnels between seven open-cut underground stations.
The underground works contract involves the design, construction and completion of tunnels, underground stations and associated structures such as portals and escape shafts for the 13.5km underground alignment from the Jalan Ipoh north escape shaft to the Desa Waterpark south portal.
MRT Corp chief executive officer, Dato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar, said: “The working relationship between MRT Corp and MGKT began with the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line 1 and this good relationship can now continue with the SSP Line. The team has a proven track record of working in the challenging geology of the Klang Valley.”