Alstom will supply 80 Metropolis metro cars to SuperVia in Rio de Janeiro
and set-up a new assembly plant in Brazil
A contract worth €105 million
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- December 03, 2012
Alstom (Paris:ALO) has signed a contract worth around €105 million with
SuperVia - the main railway operator of the Rio de Janeiro state, in Brazil -
for the supply of 80 Metropolis metro cars. The new cars will be produced by
Alstom’s Lapa plant, which is currently employing 450 people in São Paulo
state, but the final assembly of the cars and the tests will take place in a
new plant located in Deodoro, a neighborhood of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
SuperVia will provide the development site and Alstom will build the factory.
Each partner will make an initial investment of 6 million euros for this new
facility. The plant is expected to be ready to operate from mid-2013 onwards
with 50 employees.
With this order, SuperVia will reinforce its urban transport offer and improve
Rio de Janeiro’s Metropolitan Region transport system – an area that counts
more than 11 million inhabitants. Additionally, SuperVia, a company of the
Odebrecht TransPort^1 Group, plans to upgrade its fleet up to 2020 and to
purchase 480 new passenger cars.
SuperVia’s total railway network is 270 km long and links the city of Rio de
Janeiro to 11 other municipalities in the surrounding area. The network
includes five lines with 99 stations and transports around 540,000 people per
day, a figure estimated to reach 1 million by 2015.
The metro cars ordered by SuperVia are part of the Alstom Metropolis range.
Each train set is composed of 4 or 8 stainless steel cars. Each car is able to
accommodate up to 250 passengers. To facilitate the passenger flow, the train
features large gangways and wide aisles from end to end and 4 automatic doors
per side. The trains are equipped with digital line-map display, LCD screen
for video broadcast, CCTV and air conditioning (two units per car). The trains
are also fitted with an Automatic Train Operator (ATO) driving system which
ensures smooth accelerations and breakings, as well as speed regularity.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission
and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the
highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated
power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy
sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide
range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The
Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20
billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.
^1 Investor and operator in areas such as urban mobility, highways, integrated
logistics systems and airports
Christine Rahard, Isabelle Tourancheau
Tel +33 1 41 49 32 95 /39 95
Juliana Souza (Alstom Brazil & Latin America)
Tel.: +5511 3612-7071
Emmanuelle Châtelain, Delphine Brault
Tel: + 33 1 41 49 37 38 / 26 42
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