SINGAPORE (METRO RAIL NEWS): An ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility consortium today announced that it has won a $180 million contract to renew and modernise the communications system for Singapore’s North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) and the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT). Covering 75 locations comprising stations, interchanges, on-line substations, depots and control centres, the renewal programme will see a replacement and upgrade of the NSEWL’s and selected BPLRT’s existing communications systems, the first of its scale since the lines commenced operations more than 20 years ago.
“The NSEWL and BPLRT are the most heavily utilised lines in Singapore’s rail network. Collectively with our partner, we provide deep technical and domain expertise to ensure zero disruption while deploying the new communications systems to the existing systems and train services,” said Chew Men Leong, President of Urban Solutions at ST Engineering. “This win is testament to our smart metro capabilities, and further strengthens our global track record in helping rail operators leverage advanced technology to solve their mobility challenges.”
“Our joint team leverages the proven expertise and track records in communications systems to deliver a highly reliable solution for the iconic North-South and East-West Lines and the Bukit Panjang LRT,” said Michel Obadia, CEO of Siemens Mobility Asia Pacific.
Serving as the digital backbone of rail networks, communications systems are integral to smooth rail operations as they manage and connect various components and systems in trains and stations. When fully operational in 2029, the new communications system on the NSEWL and the BPLRT will further improve safety, reliability and efficiency for the rail operator, contributing to an improved commuter travel experience.
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd
ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group with offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., serving customers in more than 100 countries. The Group uses technology and innovation to solve real-world problems and improve lives through its diverse portfolio of businesses across the aerospace, smart city, defence and public security segments. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of $7.2b in FY2020 and ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, iEdge SG ESG Transparency Index and iEdge SG ESG Leaders Index.
Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In the fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.1billion and had around 38,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/mobility