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ALSTOM will supply traction equipment for Dheli

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In May 2001, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation awarded an
ALSTOM-led consortium a contract for the design and supply of
an integrated automatic train control, signaling and
telecommunication system for this project (see editors

For this new contract, ALSTOM will design and supply
electrical equipment: high voltage transformers, earthing
switches, vacuum circuit breakers, high speed circuit breakers
and contactors. Much of this equipment will be come from
ALSTOMs industrial facilities in Tarbes, France.

ALSTOM will equally manufacture, assemble and test
MELCO-designed traction equipment: traction motors, AC control
cases, inverter cases, converter/inverter cases, and auxiliary
converter cases. ALSTOMs facility in Coimbatore, in
southern India, will carry out case assembling, wiring and
testing. Other ALSTOM units in India will be responsible for
the remainder of the equipment.

Delivery of the equipment will begin in February 2002 and
will run through to November 2004. Testing of completed trains
will be carried out in India.

This order comes within the framework of a contract placed
with the MITSUBISHI/MELCO/KOROS consortium in May 2001 for 240
new metro cars destined for Delhis first two metro
lines, scheduled to begin commercial service in late 2002. One
metro line will be underground, powered by D/C traction, and
will receive 17 X 4 new metro cars. The other line will be
above ground, powered by A/C traction, will receive 43 X 4 new
metro cars.

MELCO selected ALSTOM in keeping with the companies
strong, long-term relationship and common interest in
developing industrial synergies on IGBT technology.
ALSTOMs local presence in India will help to fulfill the
contractual localization obligations.

Editors notes

  • Signaling for the Delhi metro:

ALSTOM is responsible for the design and supply of an
integrated automatic train control, signaling and
telecommunication system for the Delhi metro, in consortium
with Alcatel Portugal, S.A.; and Sumitomo Corporation (Japan).
ALSTOMs total share of the contract is 61%. ALSTOM will
supply its global integrated signaling and information system
for mass transit, URBALIS. The system is composed of
several ALSTOM components: MASTRIA for speed control and
automatic train operation, SMARTLOCK interlocking to
ensure full safety during train operation, ICONIS to
centrally manage the rail network, and SMARTWAY to cover
all basic needs in train detection, point equipment and

ALSTOM is supplying similar advanced technology systems for
the metros of Bangkok, Shanghai and Singapore.

ALSTOMs signaling facilities in Delhi and Bangalore
(India) are responsible for project management, application
engineering and installation, while the companys
signaling units in St-Ouen (France) and Bologna (Italy) will
handle systems engineering, product manufacturing and related

Deliveries will be carried out progressively, beginning in
February 2002 and running through August 2005.

  • ALSTOM traction in India: ALSTOM has already designed
    and supplied 100 sets of traction equipment to Indias
    Western Railways.

With more than 35 product lines and a presence in over 60
countries, ALSTOM Transport offers cutting-edge products and
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 Transport, with 4.4
billion euros in sales, has a 17% market share world-wide.

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