In November 2002, Merval awarded ALSTOM a contract for the supply of 27 two-car X'TRAPOLIS trains and their maintenance over a 10-year period. Merval has now exercised an option in that contract for an additional 18 years of maintenance, an order worth €30 million. Including the two years of maintenance in the initial warranty period, ALSTOM will maintain the trains for 30 years.
Merval has also awarded ALSTOM contracts worth €24 million for signaling, train control and power supply for the railway line.
The scope of the contract for signaling and control includes:
- Automatic train-protection system from ALSTOM's URBALIS range
- Traffic-control center from its ICONIS range.
The scope of the contract for power supply includes:
- Project management
- 110 kV / 44 kV distribution substation
- Three rectifying substations
- 20 lighting and power substations
- New 44 kV network
- New 12 kV network
Including these three orders and the initial order for trains and maintenance, the project is worth €171 million.
“We're delighted with this renewed vote of confidence in ALSTOM,” said Philippe Mellier, president of ALSTOM Transport, “and we look forward to building on the long-term partnership we have established with Merval.”
He added: “These three new orders, along with the initial train order, demonstrate the breadth and competitiveness of ALSTOM's rail transport offerings.”
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