Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, has been appointed to support the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail project by providing a capital and operational cost model for the project.
Working as a sub-consultant to KPMG, Turner & Townsend developed a cost model for the economic assessment being undertaken by the global professional services firm. Turner & Townsend’s appointment was a direct result of its success with other global rail projects including Crossrail, Edinburgh Tram, Qatar Rail and the Northwest Rail Link in Australia.
The proposed High Speed Rail link will span approximately 350km and connect the two cities in one and a half hours.
Duncan Stone, regional managing director at Turner & Townsend said: “This game-changing project is another feather in our cap in the rail sector.
“In developing a robust cost model we mobilised the knowledge and skills of our global team of experts, who between them have worked on some of the most challenging high speed rail projects across the world.
“The High Speed Rail link will provide efficient transport for the people of Singapore and Malaysia, significantly contributing to the economic growth of both countries.”