Press Release: Handover Ceremony of “Catenary Eye System” from Meidensha-Meiden Malaysia Joint- Venture Sdn. Bhd. To Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad

02 May 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 February 2017: The Handover Ceremony of “Catenary Eye System” from Meidensha-Meiden Malaysia Joint- Venture Sdn. Bhd. To Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad was held at Kuala Lumpur KTM Station, with the presence of Deputy Transport Minister, Ministry of Transport Malaysia, Yang Berhormat Datuk Aziz Kaprawi and YBhg. Dato’ Zailani Safari, Chief Executive Officer, Technology Depository Agency Berhad (TDA).

"The event we are witnessing today is really a milestone achievement, aligned with the aspiration set under one of the projects for Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP) implementation", says Dato' Zailani Safari, Chief Executive Officer of TDA.

Meidensha-Meiden Malaysia Joint Venture Sdn. Bhd. (MMJV), whom is one of the suppliers for MRT SBK Line project has delivered an ICP Project of Catenary Eye System under the Work Package of Power Supply & Distribution System. This project of which worth about RM24.7 million of ICV, is a breakthrough technological advancement in the area of rail preventive maintenance pioneered by Meidensha Corporation.

The local ICP Recipient for this project, KTMB will definitely benefiting from this technology transfer in supporting its MRO activities towards preventive maintenance rather than corrective maintenance that obviously will be at greater cost. Having this system also means KTMB would be able to place a local K-Worker to operate this system with value-added knowledge and having the operation at optimum performance and cost. This is another success story of having an ICP as means of industrial collaboration with mutual benefits to the stakeholders.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Transport Minister, Ministry of Transport Malaysia, Datuk Aziz Kaprawi expressed his great pleasure in the realization of this project and sincerely hoped that this project, will contribute to the betterment of life of the Malaysian. Datuk Aziz Kaprawi also mentioned that the “Catenary Eye System” handed over today are the token of friendship from the people of Japan and that he wished that this support would further strengthen the friendly relationship between Japan and Malaysia.

“I was made to understand this collaboration between the MMJV and KTMB is a result from the implementation of ICP that involves technical and know-how transfers between the two (2) parties. This project also will assist in developing the competitiveness of KTMB in increasing productivity and cost saving particularly in the area of maintenance support. I am also proud to note that KTMB is the first in Malaysia to receive and apply such technology in daily and routine operation. I must applaud my colleagues from MOF and TDA for leading this initiative”, added Datuk Aziz.

Dato’ Ir. Haji Nawawi Bin Haji Ahmad Chairman Of KTM Berhad who was also presence at the event said, "I am proud to inform that KTM Berhad is the pioneer of railway industry in Malaysia since 1881 that have officially been operated for 132 years. As for that, it is a great opportunity and honored to be chosen as the recipient of the “catenary eye system”."

Generally, the Catenary Eye System Project is one of the initiatives under Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP) formally known as offset program leveraging from KVRMT project which Meidensha is the Work Package Contractor for Power Supply and Distribution System. Managed by TDA, the Catenary Eye System Project has benefitted KTMB with the transfer of knowledge as well as the first supply of Catenary Eye System in Malaysia.

“TDA believes that Malaysia would attain similar or even greater achievements from this ICP implementation provided every stakeholder put synergy together in ensuring ‘value of money’ on every RM we spent on the procurement. TDA will always be pro-active in facilitating our local industry players in create to work hand-to-hand with globally renowned OEMs and quantum leap them in participating global supply chain.” says Dato' Zailani.

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