Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) subsidiary Urban Solutions, as part of a consortium, has been awarded a $1 billion (S$1.4 billion) railway contract from the Kaohsiung City Mass Rapid Transit Bureau in Taiwan .
Under the contract, Urban Solutions will provide turnkey rail services for the new Kaohsiung MRT Yellow Line.
The company will provide railway electronics solutions as well as the design, construction and equipment of the surface train depot for the new line.
He will also be responsible for systems integration in addition to assuming responsibility for the overall management of the project.
This agreement is part of a “larger contract awarded to the consortium with Siemens Mobility and Stadler Rail”. These companies will be responsible respectively for delivering the signaling system and the rolling stock.
In addition, ST Engineering will supply the communication system, automatic fare collection system and platform screen doors for the yellow line.
The delivery will also include depot design and construction, as well as depot maintenance equipment for the line.
The scope of the contract is expected to begin by the end of this year, spanning a period of ten years.
Urban Solutions President Chew Men Leong said, “Winning this landmark Yellow Line project demonstrates the industry’s confidence in our unique strengths and demonstrates our ability to move up the value chain to provide rail services. complete turnkey solutions, systems integration and project management.
“With our in-depth market knowledge and strong technical and engineering expertise, we are confident in delivering a modern, world-class metro line that will improve connectivity and quality of life for Kaohsiung residents.”
The 22.8 km Yellow Line, a new rail infrastructure program in Kaohsiung City, includes 22 underground stations and one elevated station.
It will connect to the existing red and orange lines, a light rail system and a train station, linking the city’s six crucial neighborhoods, universities and schools.
This line should serve approximately 1.16 million people.
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