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Etihad Rail awards Major Contract to Hitachi Rail STS

Infra News - Published on Fri, 11 Oct 2019

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Etihad Rail has awarded a USD 435.6 million systems and integration contract for Stage 2 works to Italy-based transport systems company Hitachi Rail STS, which is owned by Japan’s Hitachi. The contract will see Hitachi Rail STS manage uptime, oversee operation tests, and handle the design and build of railway systems related to its subsystems. The Hitachi Rail STS power system will become the longest distribution network in the country, running for a length of 800km and handling 11 kV of power. Etihad Rail’s locomotives will be equipped with a European signalling system (ETCS Level 2), which will ensure that trains can move between GCC countries without stopping at the borders.

The federal railway network’s communications system and modern control centre will be able to pinpoint the location of a train at any time, control the speed of the train, and stop the train when necessary. The operations centre will have a crisis management unit that will be able to communicate with Abu Dhabi Police, Civil Defence, and all other concerned parties across the UAE.

Etihad Rail is also installing surveillance cameras as part of necessary security procedures, in coordination with police departments from each emirate in the UAE, as part of the project. Cameras and temperature sensors will be installed around the train track and route corridors to detect movement.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Fri, 11 Oct 2019
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