Siemens, Alstom, FS to bid for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed contract

Photo: MyHSR.
Photo: MyHSR.

A consortium comprised of Siemens, Alstom, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, PORR and George Kent has announced its intention to bid for the Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail’s AssetsCo tender.

The winning bidder will be responsible for designing, building, financing and maintaining all rolling stock, as well as designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining all rail assets for the planned high-speed line.

George Kent is a Malaysian company which has construction experience in rail projects and a strong local knowledge of the Malaysian market.

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Alstom’s Asia-Pacific senior vice president Jean-Francois Beaudoin said: “Alstom, with its expertise in complex high speed projects, has been keenly looking at this tender and seeking the best partnerships – locally and internationally to offer the finest solution to Singapore and Malaysia.

“I believe we have a powerful and competent team to address this tender – with the best of European Rail Companies and George Kent as our local partner.”

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