French firm Alstom has bagged two contracts worth over €65 million from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply signalling, telecom and electrification solutions for Kochi Metro.
The contracts will materialise in early 2016 for metro’s first reach from Aluva to Maharaja’s College Ground, which is scheduled to be commissioned in June 2016. Twenty five Alstom Metropolis trains will operate in the 18-km-long metro corridor. This contract was awarded in 2014. In the beginning, these trains will carry a total of up to 15,000 passengers per hour per direction. The firm was entrusted the task of design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Urbalis 400, its Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) solution. It controls the movement of trains, allowing them to run at higher frequencies and speeds. Alstom’s Urbalis has been in service for 12 years on more than 40 metro lines worldwide.
In addition, Alstom will provide an integrated telecom solution comprising of radio, CCTV, passenger information display system, passenger announcement system and giga bit network to guarantee comfort and security of passengers. The firm will be also in charge of manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the 750V third rail traction electrification and auxiliary substations (ASS) and associated systems.
“Alstom is pleased to be awarded two more contracts for Kochi Metro after being awarded a contract related to 25 metro train sets in 2014. These are the first contracts awarded to Alstom in India for telecom and electrification as well as for our CBTC-based signalling solution. Through our complete range of systems, Alstom is well positioned to support metro project developments across India,” said Dominique Pouliquen, senior vice-president of Alstom Transport Asia-Pacific in a press release.
While the engineering will be led by Alstom’s Bangalore facility, equipment for projects will come from Villeurbanne (France) and Bologna (Italy) sites.
- Alstom bags contracts worth over €65 million
Contracts will materialise in early 2016