Megawide and its business units preparing to start construction of the Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MCRP) Phase 1 in Q2
The company’s batching plant, formworks and construction equipment and logistics services businesses gearing up to supply concrete and provide support facilities
MCRP is part of the 17-km North-South Commuter Railway Project linking the New Clark City and Clark International Airport to Metro Manila and nearby cities
Megawide Construction Corp. and its business units are preparing to start construction of the Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MCRP) Phase 1 in the second quarter of the year.
The company’s batching plant, formworks and construction equipment and logistics services (CELS) businesses are gearing up to supply concrete and provide support facilities to the project consortium.
The consortium is composed of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (Hyundai E&C); Dong-ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd. (Dong-ah); and Megawide.
To meet the requirements, Megawide said it will build two mobile batching plants in the construction area to produce and deliver high-quality ready-mix concrete, while the formworks segment has already begun to install temporary facilities at the project site to house various pieces of equipment.
The value of the combined contracts for the services is more than P3.1 billion—P2.9 billion for the supply of concrete materials, P152 million for the provision of temporary facilities, and another P59 million for the initial equipment supply contract.
“Megawide will continue to leverage on its vertically-integrated construction advantage to deliver much-needed infrastructure projects like the MCRP, on time and with high quality and excellent workmanship,” Megawide chairman and chief executive officer Edgar Saavedra said in a statement. “Together with our partners, we are ready to begin building a first world railway that every Filipino deserves.”
The MCRP is part of the Department of Transportation’s 17-kilometer North-South Commuter Railway Project that will link the New Clark City and the Clark International Airport to Metro Manila and nearby cities.
The NSCR’s first leg, the Philippine National Railways Clark Phase 1, which runs from Tutuban, Manila to Malolos, Bulacan, has an overall progress rate of 43% and a construction phase rate of 11.78% as of January 31, 2021.
Megawide said it continues to increase the capacity of its ancillary business units under its engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) platform to complement its state-of-the art pre-cast technology.
The company operates a 20-hectare industrial facility in Taytay, Rizal, which houses its main pre-cast plant, other ancillary business, and a vast stockyard. The company also maintains mobile and strategic site-based batching and pre-cast plants for large-scale projects.