Megawide Construction’s Batching Plant Unit has signed a P2.9-billion subcontracting agreement to supply concrete for the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark construction
The agreement was signed with the joint venture of Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Dong-ah Geological Engineering Company
PNR Clark Phase 2 promises to improve transportation of people, goods, and services from Central Luzon to the National Capital Region
Megawide Construction Corp.’s Batching Plant Unit has signed a P2.9-billion subcontracting agreement to supply ready-mix concrete for the construction of Package 1 of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 2.
The contract also provides for installation and operation of concrete batching plants, Megawide said in a statement.
The agreement was signed on April 21 with the joint venture of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (Hyundai E&C), Dong-ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd. (Dong-ah), and Megawide.
Related to this, Megawide will build two mobile batching facilities with rated capacities of 120 and 80 cubic meters per hour. This will be the first among the company’s plans to integrate an ice plant in the production line to optimize temperature to produce higher quality concrete.
Given the site’s relatively warm temperature, Megawide said it is employing this innovation to ensure the concrete product achieves its ideal strength and other technical specifications at the minimum required curing time.
“The PNR Clark Phase 2 promises to improve transportation of people, goods, and services from Central Luzon to the National Capital Region, with the goal of boosting mobility, trade, and commerce between the two regions,” Megawide executive vice president Markus Hennig said.
“Through our combined expertise in engineering and construction, we would be able to meet and support the demands of the railway project by ensuring operational efficiency and raw material availability, through the steady supply of consistent, high-quality ready-mix concrete.”
Megawide earlier announced its business units were gearing up to support construction of Package 1 of PNR Clark Phase 2.
Contract Package 1, which was awarded by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and PNR in 2020, covers 17 kilometers of elevated viaducts, seven balanced cantilever bridges, and two stations from Malolos and Calumpit in Bulacan, as well as from Apalit up to Minalin in Pampanga. The contract was signed between DOTr and the joint venture of Megawide, Hyundai E&C, and Dong-ah.
The 54-km PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark), which will feature the country’s first airport railway express service, forms part of the 148-km North-South Commuter Railway Project, stretching from Laguna to Clark, Pampanga. The other two segments are the PNR Clark Phase 1 (Tutuban-Malolos) and PNR Calamba (Solis-Calamba).