WIKA Beton and BSB Work Together on the Makassar-Parepare Railroad Project
PT Wijaya Karya Beton Tbk. (WIKA Beton) again shows its contribution in the country`s infrastructure development project and this time WIKA Beton is in synergy with PT Bumi Sarana Beton (BSB) working on the Makassar-Parepare Segment F Railroad Project, South Sulawesi.
Synergy in this development project is marked by the ceremony of signing the Cooperation Agreement of Operation on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of Trackwork Systems and EPC of Bridge for the Makassar-Parepare Public Railroad Project with the Government-Business Cooperation Scheme (KPBU). This cooperation agreement of operation was signed by the President Director of WIKA Beton Hadian Pramudita with BSB President Director Syamun Saebe in Makassar on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
The Trans Sulawesi Railroad Project is the first KPBU project of Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) in the transportation sector that is implementing a new financing innovation scheme for the provision of Government infrastructure. In this case, the Ministry of Transportation involves the role of PT Celebes Railroad Indonesia (CRI) as the main contractor and PT Penjamin Infrastruktur Indonesia (PII) as the provider of Government guarantor.
CRI entrusted WIKA Beton and BSB to specifically meet the needs of concrete products and its installations. The project WIKA Beton-BSB KSO handle is a follow-up project after previously the Makassar-Parepare railroad has been built and operates across 44 km, and additional track 60 km will be built.
Construction on this project is divided into two works namely the railroad track structure and the bridge structure. Experienced in similar work, namely Trackwork on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Kelapa Gading-Velodrome Jakarta, WIKA Beton is optimistic that it can meet the various needs of precast concrete products for this project with the support of Kalla Beton including Railroad Cushion Bearings, PC I Girder, Box Culvert, U-Ditch, Corrugated
Concrete Sheet Pile and Pile Sheet. Besides, WIKA Beton-BSB KSO is confident of being able to carry out pre-cast concrete product installation services in two construction structures. With the signing of the KSO Agreement, it is hoped that the acceleration of connectivity of the economic centers in the South Sulawesi region can be realized soon.