Megawide signs P2.9-b concrete supply contract for Malolos-Clark railway


Megawide Construction Corp. said Tuesday it signed a P2.9-billion ready-mix supply contract for the construction of the PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) railway project-Package 1.

The contract between Megawide’s Batching Plant Unit and the joint venture of Megawide, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. and Dong-ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd. provides for the installation and operation of concrete batching plants and supply of ready-mix concrete to the project.

Megawide said it would build two mobile batching facilities with rated capacities of 120 and 80 cubic meters per hour, and would be the first among Megawide’s plans to integrate an ice plant in the production line as a means of optimizing temperature to produce higher-quality concrete.

The company specifically employed the innovation for the project, given the site’s relatively warm temperature to ensure that 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,” he said.

Megawide earlier announced that its business units were gearing up to support the construction of Package 1 of the PNR Clark Phase 2, a flagship project of the Department of Transportation under the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program.

Contract Package N01, which was awarded by the DOTr and Philippine National Railways in 2020, covers 17 kilometers of elevated viaducts, seven balanced cantilever bridges, and two stations from Malolos and Calumpit in Bulacan and Apalit up to Minalin in Pampanga.

The contract was signed between the DOTr and the joint venture of Megawide Construction Corp., Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd., and Dong-ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd.

The 54-kilometer PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark), which will feature the country’s first airport railway express service, forms part of the 148-kilometer NSCR Project, stretching from Laguna to Clark, Pampanga.

The other two segments are the PNR Clark Phase 1 (Tutuban-Malolos) and PNR Calamba (Solis-Calamba).

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