Arup Group Limited (ARUP) won a contract valued close to RM 2.7 million to complete Malaysia’s first major rail Asset Condition Survey (ACS) on 15 October 2019. The contract was awarded by the Malaysian Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corporation.
Arup will examine the condition of assets on the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line (SBK Line) and will also provide a basis for a more holistic and proactive approach to asset management. The firm will assess the current asset condition and their rates of deterioration, providing a basis for proactive asset management in the future. Arup will also help MRT Corporation develop its strategic asset management framework to enhance the line’s performance through a more joined up approach.
“We are confident to have Arup on board to provide us a detailed insight into the asset’s lifecycle and health status. With this, we can plan appropriate adaptation of maintenance regimes that would be more cost effective as we deliver a safe, fast and good rail network for commuters around the Klang Valley.” Ir. Major Rtd Mohamed Shuhaidi Omar, Head, Assets & Facilities Management, MRT Corporation.
The 51 km SBK Line opened fully in July 2017. It runs underground for a distance of 9.5 km beneath the center of Kuala Lumpur, while the rest of the alignment is elevated. It has 31 stations, of which seven are underground. Each train serving the line has four cars, allowing a total capacity of 1,200 passengers. – Construction + Online