Sungai Selangor Dam
Commissioned by the Selangor State Government, the dam regulates water from Sungai Selangor and works in tandem with water treatment plants to provide water to Selangor and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
While Malaysia may be blessed with a relatively high amount of rainfall, storing rain for the dry days is still a necessity as rainfall is not evenly distributed throughout the year. There is still a need for dams to capture rainfall so that water can be released into the rivers at regular intervals to ensure water treatment plants can keep on running.
Gamuda clinched the job to ensure water supply security to more than seven million residents living in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya through the construction of Sungai Selangor Dam. The Selangor Dam acts as a regulating dam to store water from a pristine tropical forest catchment.
Collectively called Phase 3 of the Selangor River water supply scheme (SSP3), the project was Gamuda’s first dam construction project. SSP3 was identified as the most feasible solution to meet the ever-increasing demand for water supply in Greater Kuala Lumpur.