We provided oversight and assisted the client in ensuring that its project delivery partner was delivering a safe and efficient transportation system. As part of that role, we reviewed the complex technical information received from multiple stakeholders on the many engineering aspects of the project. We also visited factories for equipment testing and monitored site installation, testing and commissioning activities.
A major challenge on the project was dealing with 13 different systems contractors interfacing with each other, and with eight civil contractors for the aboveground sections and one contractor for the underground section. Our extensive experience and consultancy skills enabled us to provide a balanced blend of management and technical capability which contributed to successful integration of all the railway systems and a seamless introduction into operation ahead of schedule.
It was important that the complex and comprehensive testing program of all rail systems be executed correctly as well as on schedule. Our team was involved in all stages of the testing process, including factory acceptance tests at the various manufacturing sites and systems acceptance tests in Malaysia. We drew on our broad technical expertise to provide oversight of all testing and advised the client on the progress leading up to start of operations.
Keeping to budget
Ensuring the project was executed on budget and with the correct cash flow was another priority. As such, a large part of our work involved verification of progress payments. When an application for payment was made, we provided verification that the work being sought compensation for had actually been completed by the various works package contractors.