Siemens and Alstom secure large-scale order worth EUR 414 million
Infrabel, the infrastructure operator for the Belgian railways, has concluded a master agreement with Siemens Transportation Systems and Alstom Transportation on the modernization of its signaling equipment. The master agreement has a five-year term and a total value of EUR 414 million.
Order processing will be carried out by the joint venture Belgosignal, which has been established by Siemens Belgium and Alstom Belgium. Over the next five years Siemens will supply high-availability and multiply redundant computers for the operations control system, the corresponding power supply and optical control panels (i.e. large displays) and also perform the commissioning and the service work for the complete IT equipment. Alstom will supply interlocking equipment for a total of 31 signal towers and 1,400 trackside control units.
The Transportation Systems Group (TS) of Siemens AG is one of the leading international suppliers to the railways industry. As single-source supplier and system integrator, the Group combines in its business segments Automation & Power, Rolling Stock, Turnkey Systems and Integrated Services all the expertise necessary to cover the spectrum from signaling and control systems to traction power supplies, as well as rolling stock for mass transit, regional and main line services. Extensive experience in project management and forward-looking service concepts complement our portfolio. In fiscal 2006 (ended September 30), TS generated sales of around €4.5 billion, according to U.S. GAAP, with around 18,800 employees worldwide. Further information on TS can be found at www.siemens.com/transportation.
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