Siemens Mobility wins €70 million contract for the metro lines electrification of Circle Line Stage 6 and North East Line extension in Singapore



Siemens Mobility announces third order in Singapore within just one year
MUNICH, 11-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Singapore’s Land Transport Authority appoints Siemens Mobility for the electrification of the Circle Line Stage 6 and the North East Line extension (NELe) in Singapore. The €70 million contract includes delivery of the rail electrification system (direct and alternating current) as well as the overhead power lines for the NELe.
Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility:
“The extension of the Circle Line and the North East Line will expand the mobility options for millions of commuters in Singapore. With the electrification of the two lines, we will be making an important contribution toward decisively improving the availability of public transport in the city-state. Just last year, we won two key orders for signaling systems and digital services in Singapore.”
Siemens Catenary System Standard Rigid aluminum overhead busbar system will be supplied for this project. Sicat SR has a lower installation height and has a low voltage drop, compared with conventional overhead power lines. The system also has a high current-carrying capacity, short-circuit resistance and reduced contact wire wear.
Siemens Mobility had delivered the signaling system for the extension of the Downtown Line 3 in March 2018 and a Rail Enterprise Asset Management System supply order followed in September 2018.
Siemens Mobility is the leader in transport solutions been active for more than 160 years. Key areas for the company are rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. The company, which is run separately from Siemens AG, had €8.8 billion revenues and around 28,400 employees worldwide as of FY 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018.
SOURCE: Siemens Mobility
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