Its latest win, which includes the Malaysian section of the Straits of Johor crossing, follows February’s award of a contract covering the Singapore stretch of the project.

The new contract is one of six awarded by MyHSR Corporation for the 335km of the railway in Malaysia. Aecom’s section covers the civil reference design works for the high-speed rail infrastructure within Malaysia from the south of Iskandar Puteri Station to the International Border between Malaysia and Singapore, including the Straits of Johor crossing.

It had already been appointed by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore as the lead consultant to provide the complete design services for the Jurong East terminus, tunnels and the bridge.

Plans for the bridge had been announced in December (link opens in new tab).

The railway is a joint project between the governments of Malaysia and Singapore. It is designed to cut travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to 90 minutes when completed in 2026.