Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Corporation Receive Order for
Design, Manufacture, Installation and Commissioning of Singapore Light Rapid
Transit Capacity Expansion
-- Vehicles and Electrical and Mechanical Systems for Sengkang and Punggol LRT
Systems (C810A) --
TOKYO, June 6, 2013
TOKYO, June 6,2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ("MHI"),
in collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation ("MC"), has received an order
from the Land Transport Authority ("LTA") of Singapore, for the design,
manufacture, installation and commissioning of the capacity expansion of the
existing Sengkang and Punggol lines that serve new residential areas in the
northeast side of Singapore. The contract is valued at 12 billion yen, and
work is expected to be completed by 2016.
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The existing Sengkang and Punggol Automated People Mover (APM) systems were
supplied by MHI and MC, who were awarded the contract by the LTA in 1998. The
fully automated, driverless, rubber-tired systems travel a distance of 22km
and were inaugurated in 2003 (Sengkang Line) and 2005 (Punggol Line) as feeder
lines connecting the North East Line stations with the Sengkang and Punggol
residential areas. The increasing daily usage of the system has resulted in
significant growth in system ridership, which has prompted the necessary
The new order includes: 1) supplying 16 newly manufactured cars (with each
vehicle comprising 2-cars), 2) modification of 16 of the 41 existing cars for
two-car vehicle operation, and 3) upgrading the signaling and power supply
systems. As a result of the capacity expansion, the System will gain increased
operational flexibility by allowing for vehicle configurations comprising
either single car or two cars trains, rather than limiting the system to only
single car train configurations. MHI and MC will be responsible for the
design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the cars,
signaling, and electrical systems. Modifications and upgrades to the existing
systems, as well as testing and commissioning activities, will be performed
during off peak hours.
The Sengkang and Punggol lines were the first application of MHI's fully
automated, driverless, rubber-tired "Crystal Mover" APM system for an urban
transportation application outside of Japan. This repeat order is further
evidence of the exceptionally high operational performance, safety, and
reliability of the Crystal Mover technology.
This reputation for excellence is recognized internationally, as MHI has
supplied several APM systems for major airport and urban applications,
worldwide, including APM systems at Changi International Airport (Singapore),
Incheon International Airport (South Korea), Hong Kong International Airport
(ROC), Dubai International Airport (UAE), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport (USA), Washington Dulles International Airport (USA),
and two separate systems at Miami International Airport (USA).
Further upgrades to existing lines and expansion of transportation capacity
are under development at numerous projects on a global scale, and MHI remains
at the forefront of supplying reliable, safe, and innovative transportation
systems that will continue to drive the worldwide market and contribute to a
more sustainable future.
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one
of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales
of 2,817.8 billion yen in fiscal 2012, the year ended March 31, 2013. MHI's
diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power
plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial
and general machinery, aircraft, space systems and air-conditioning systems.
For more information, please visit the MHI website
SOURCE Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Contact: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA), Transportation
Systems Division, Darin Friedmann : darin firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone:
+1-212-397-6144; Michael Ang : michael email@example.com, Phone: +1-212-397-6145
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