Arup has been appointed by the Malaysian Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corporation to perform the first major railway asset condition assessment in the country with a contract value worth close to RM2.7mil. The commission 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.
Arup will assess the current asset condition and their rates of deterioration, providing a basis for proactive asset management in 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.
The 51km KVMRT SBK Line opened fully in July 2017. It runs underground for a distance of 9.5km 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.
“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.
“Arup has been in Malaysia for more than five decades, playing active role in many city-shaping projects and, more recently, rail developments. With our strong technical and engineering skills coupled with advisory expertise, we look forward to collaborating with more clients in the public and private sector to identify new revenue, manage their risks and improve their performance to shape a more successful business or operational model.” Stefan Sanders, Principal, Arup Malaysia
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