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ALSTOM awarded frame contract for control and signaling equipment by Belgian Railways

05/11/2003

The total value of the contract is approximately €116 million. ALSTOM's scope of supply, worth €76 million, is for interlocking technology from its SMARTLOCK range. Siemens is responsible for project management and will supply the control room equipment; its share of the order is €40 million.

This is a repeat order for both ALSTOM and Siemens, which have already supplied the same technology for SNCB's long-term project to optimize safety and punctuality of their train operations.

“We are delighted with this significant order for more SMARTLOCK technology,” said Philippe Mellier, president of ALSTOM Transport. “It is a further confirmation of the trust that our customers are placing in ALSTOM.”

With more than 35 product lines and a presence in more than 60 countries, ALSTOM's Transport sector offers complete products and services for new rolling stock, signaling and electrical and mecanical infrastructure as well as maintenance and rehabilitation services to four distinct types of customers: urban transit authorities and operators; intercity passenger rail operators and rolling stock owners; rail freight operators; and intercity railway infrastructure owners. ALSTOM's Transport sector, with sales of €5.1 billion in financial year 2002-2003, is among the world's leading suppliers to the railway industry.

Press information:
Helen Connolly
Tel. +33 (0)1 41 66 91 43
helen.connolly@transport.alstom.com