The company was incorporated on October 6, 1976 and was listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia on 10 August 1992. The group's main projects range from the construction of Mass Rapid Transit, highways, airport runways, railways, tunnels, water treatment plants and dams, to infrastructure concessions and the development of new townships.
One of its major projects was the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART Tunnel) project - a 50:50 joint venture collaboration with MMC Corporation Berhad. Completed in year 2007, this 9.7km SMART tunnel primary function is to divert excess flood water from Sungai Klang and Sungai Ampang to be stored in the storage pond. This dual purpose tunnel also serves as an alternative route for the motorist to travel to and from the city centre.
In 2008, MMC-Gamuda was awarded the RM12.485 billion worth of Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP) from Ipoh to Padang Besar. This 329km Project involves the realignment and construction of the electrified double railways that span across four northern states of Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis in Peninsula Malaysia. Works are progressing well at 97% overall completion stage and upon completion in November 2014, EDTP will serve as the backbone for the future commuters services in northern area which enable the residents to travel between urban and sub-urban area.
As the Government of Malaysia is transforming Malaysia to become a fully developed nation by year 2020, railway is playing a pivotal role in the emergence of public transportation system. Travelling through rail is one of the most efficient travelling methods in avoiding the traffic and reduces the fuel consumption. Hence, the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) is made as an Entry Point Project of the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) under the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley National Key Economic Area (NKEA).
In January 2011, MMC-Gamuda received the letter of award that they were appointed as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for the KVMRT (Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line) (KVMRT, SBK Line). Being the PDP, MMC-Gamuda’s role is to deliver the project within the target cost and completion dates, managing the elevated works package contractors, as well as dividing elevated works packages, evaluating tenders, recommending the best elevated works package contractors to MRT Corporation, the owner of the KVMRT project.
At the time of writing, all elevated packages are gearing towards viaduct construction, which will comprise the bulk of activities for both the northern (V1 to V4) and southern (V5 to V8) elevated sections of the SBK Line for the next one-and-a-half years.
Besides, in March 2012, MMC Gamuda (T) Sdn Bhd was appointed as the turnkey contractor for the 9.5km underground works for KVMRT, SBK Line worth RM8.28 billion. There are seven underground stations that will be constructed along the 9.5km tunnel – KL Sentral, Pasar Seni, Merdeka, Bukit Bintang, Pasar Rakyat, Cochrane and Maluri. This underground works package inclusive of the design, construction and completion of tunnels, stations and associated structures between the Semantan Portal and Maluri Portal.
A total of 10 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have been purchased for the KVMRT, SBK Line tunnelling works. Out of the 10 TBMs, six of them are Variable Density TBMs (VD TBMs) which was co-designed and co-developed by MMC Gamuda in partnership with Herrenknecht AG, the world’s largest tunnel boring manufacturer. The VD TBMs are specially designed to tunnel through the Kuala Lumpur’s extreme karstic limestone geology whereas the remaining four Earth Pressure Balance TBMs (EPB TBMs) are used to bore through the Kenny Hill formation. The built-in technology in the TBMs prevents the loosening and collapse of the tunnel face during boring, and minimises surface settlement above the tunnels which avoid land subsidence (major cause of sinkholes). In addition, the TBMs are also designed to minimise water drawdown which is a major contributory factor in sinkholes developing.
Overall the works for both elevated and underground sections of the SBK Line are advancing fast with progress on-track and the project is expected to complete by year 2017.
Besides the local projects they are developing, Gamuda has ventured internationally with various civil engineering construction, infrastructure and property development located in Taiwan, South East and Far East Asia, Indochina, Middle East and Vietnam.
Jawatan Kosong Gamuda Berhad
Gamuda Berhad invites qualified Malaysians to fill the positions as below: -
- Assistant Manager – Contracts & Commercial
- Account Assistant
- SALES EXECUTIVE (Nusajaya)
- Construction Manager
- Project Manager (KL)
- Senior Quantity Surveyor / Quantity Surveyor
- Executive – OD and Talent Management
- Senior Safety & Health Engineer