Stormwater and Road Management Tunnel (SMART)
Listed by CNN as one of the world’s Top 10 greatest tunnels, the 9.7km dual-purpose SMART is the world’s first traffic and stormwater management tunnel, commissioned by the Government of Malaysia.
The 13.2m-diameter tunnel was constructed with a Slurry Mix-Shield Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) – the latest in Southeast Asia and the second largest in Asia.
Safety systems in the motorway tunnel include Automated Flood Control Gates, eight sets of Air Quality Monitoring Equipment (AQME) that monitor carbon monoxide, nitrogen monoxide and particulate levels, 24-hour SCADA Monitoring and Surveillance, ventilation and escape shafts as well as firefighting equipment, telecommunications and surveillance systems at every kilometre.
At the forefront of Gamuda's business strategy is an emphasis on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), formalised in the Gamuda Green Plan 2025. In line with Gamuda's ESG overarching approach, the Group ventured into a new green vertical business with an immediate focus on renewable energy and circular economy.
Towards Decarbonisation PathwayAs of 7 December 2022, Gamuda entered into a Subscription and Shareholders' Agreement (SSA) with ERS Energy Sdn Bhd (ERS Energy) and its shareholders to subscribe for new shares in ERS Energy amounting to a 30% equity interest in the homegrown solar energy service provider for RM200 million. The subscriptions will see Gamuda surfacing as the single largest corporate shareholder of ERS Energy.
The affiliation between Gamuda and ERS Energy will see both parties forging a strong collaborative partnership in renewable energy (RE), leveraging on each other's expertise and track records.
The strategic investment in and partnership with ERS Energy is a concrete step in fast-tracking Gamuda's RE plans. It also serves as a springboard for the Group in pursuing much wider energy-related opportunities presented by the trajectory of the global energy transition, including energy storage, smart grids and associated infrastructure.
Established in 2009, ERS Energy is a leading solar EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning) company with 13 years of experience in the solar energy industry. It has evolved into a major full-fledged solar turnkey service provider in ASEAN, with more than 695MWp solar capacity installed. ERS Energy is one of the early entrants to the solar scene in Malaysia, and it also has a regional presence in Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.