KUALA LUMPUR: Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd (PAAB)’s project, Package 11 part of the Langat 2 Phase 1 project, has been recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records for the longest and deepest microtunnelling twin parallel water pipeline.
The company said Package 11 sets the benchmark at 331.50 metres which earned it the first achievement on its length and the second achievement was bagged following its dept that reaches an average of 25.23 metres.
The Langat 2 Phase 1 project involves supplying and installing the main treated water pipeline from Lebuhraya Sg Besi to the existing Bukit Dinkel’s reservoir.
The microtunnelling works associated with Package 11 crossed five main transportation corridors in the Klang Valley, including the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway, Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (elevated), KTMB rail lines, ERL (Express Rail Link), and the BESRAYA Highway.
“The design of Package 11’s microtunneling works showcases our commitment to sustainability; by creating duty and duplicate lines, we are mitigating the risk of any potential leaks in the jacked pipes during operation.
“This foresight allows for easier maintenance and repair work in the future, ensuring that this vital infrastructure continues to serve our community effectively,” said PAAB acting chief executive officer Zulkiflee Omar.
Package 11 serves as the main distribution pipeline, responsible for delivering treated water supply to the western corridor of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, making it an essential lifeline for the region.
As of August 26, 2023, the overall progress of the Langat 2 Phase 1 project stood at 95.28 per cent.
Currently, the project is able to deliver approximately 656.5 million litres of treated water daily to consumers.
A total of 1.13 million litres of treated water is expected to be distributed to consumers per day by year-end.
Section 1, was completed on February 28, 2022, while the overall completion of Section 1 was done on June 26, 2023.
Section 2, was completed on September 6, 2023, while the overall completion of Section 2 is targeted to complete by December 2023.
“This project, with its record-breaking achievements, has not only redefined our capabilities but is also ushering in a new era of water security for the Klang Valley.
“As we look ahead, let us remember that water is life, and with endeavours like Package 11, we are securing a brighter future for all,” said Zulkiflee.