MASS RAPID TRANSIT
• KLANG VALLEY MRT (SUNGAI BULOH - KAJANG) - MALAYSIA
• KAOHSIUNG METROPOLITAN MASS RAPID TRANSIT (KMRT) - TAIWAN
The development of the Kaohsiung MRT project in Taiwan by Gamuda has enabled significant growth to the economy spurred by a major industrial and marine port centre. Similarly in Malaysia, in line with the strategic implementation of the Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Plan (ETP) to be a developed nation by year 2020, the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) project will provide city goers a stress free commute across the Klang Valley specifically during the peak of rush hours. Targeted to increase the public mode share to 40%, it will significantly contribute to the economic growth of the financial and capital city.
Project Delivery Partner
With the KVMRT project, Gamuda had introduced the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) concept, a first of its kind in the industry where the primary function is to ensure the successful completion of the MRT within the pre-determined target cost and date. Enabling a more efficient and cost effective way of project delivery, the PDP concept is now an accepted industry standard, and has been adopted and implemented repeatedly within the engineering fraternity.
Upon the successful implementation of the PDP concept with the KVMRT line 1 (SBK), Gamuda is now appointed as PDP for the KVMRT line 2 (SSP) and now for the Penang LRT project.
Learning from the experience gained from the SMART project Gamuda pushed the boundaries of innovative engineering by cutting edge technologies such as the Variable Density Tunnel Boring Machine (VD TBM) when tunneling through the karstic limestone ground formation of Kuala Lumpur. The underground project spans over 9.5km and includes 7 underground stations.