The contract will be awarded by the Skypark Link-Lion Pacific (Slip) venture.
In April, Business Times reported that Slip won a RM500 million rail job from the Transport Ministry to build the Subang Jaya-Sri Subang-Subang Skypark Rail Link.
The project alignment is to lay a 4km double tracking railway line on the existing Keretapi Tanah Melayu alignment from the Subang Jaya station to Sri Subang and to construct a 4.5km to replant its existing land to correct its plantation age profile, thus improving productivity.
“FGV is on an aggressive replanting exercise.
We are allocating about RM300 million to replant 15,000ha a year using our award-winning DxP Yangambi seeds and clones as well as elevated alignment near the roundabout, leading to the car park area opposite the Subang Skypark Airport Terminal.
The rail link, which is slated for completion by end-2015, is the first of a three-phase contract.
“Slip had a meeting last week and the management awarded the civil job to Mudajaya.
Mudajaya will construct the elevated alignment and build a station at Subang Skypark,” sources said.
Meanwhile, KL Consult Associates Sdn Bhd, the design consultant for the project, had requested all bidders for the electromechanical portion of the contract to resubmit their bids, a source said.
The contract, which is worth RM60 million to RM65 million, involves signalling, electrification and communication works, as well as installing a ticketing system and closed-circuit television cameras.
A tender for the contract was called by KL Consult early this year and six groups had submitted bids.
They are Intelligent Essence Sdn Bhd-Siemens Malaysia-Balfour Beatty Rail Sdn Bhd, Artic Rail Sdn Bhd-India’s E to E Engineering, Global Rail Sdn Bhd-Thales-Siemens Malaysia-Bombardier, Pestech Sdn Bhd-ABB Malaysia, CMC Engineering with a Chinese firm and Nakoda with a European party.
A source said only three groups, led by Artic Rail, Global Rail and Intelligent Essence, were qualified for the initial round of tender evaluation.
“Although the other three groups were not qualified, KL Consult had called for all of them to resubmit their revised technical and commercial offers by/before noon on August 1,” the source said.
It is understood that only two groups submitted their revised technical and commercial offers before noon. The rest came in later.
According to a source from the Transport Ministry, Slip is expected to award the contract next month as the project has been delayed without site progress since the joint-venture company won the project.