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GE - transportation gets USD 60 Million Signalling and Communications Project


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GE - transportation gets USD 60 Million Signalling and Communications Project

Jahr: 2008
Nummer: 10
Datum: Oktober
Seite(n): 50





GE - Transportation, a unit of the General Electric Company announced that it has been awarded a USD 60 million contract from Vale to over- haul its signalling and com- munication system along ap- proximately 600 km of dou- ble line track on the Railroad Vitöria to Minas (EFVM) and in the rail yard of the Tubaräo Port. The project is expected to be complete by 2010. A com- plete, cost-effective signalling and communications system, the project will upgrade relay- based equipment that is up to 30 years old. In addition, it will increase transport capac- ity by 23 % through diminish- ing the distance needed be- tween trains while ensuring continued safe operation. The project will utilize GE's state- of-the-art ElectroLogIXS sig- nalling platform that provides control of power switch ma- chines and lighting of sig- nal lamps, replacing relays at railroad crossings. The Elec- troLogIXS system will allow Vale to simplify the continued upgrade of their rail network's interlocking control systems over time to increase network velocity and capacity. The project also includes orders for GE's Electrocode track circuits that bring state- of-the-art electronic technol- ogy with packaging, electron- ics and software together to detect the presence or ab- sence of a train on a section of track, and Cab-X cab sig- nalling products that will act as the onboard rail communi- cations hub. "This partnership is of para- mount importance to guaran- tee that we continue to trans- port our loads in a safe and efficient way, in addition to supporting the increase in the future demand for Railroad Vitöria to Minas," said Luiz Fernando Landeiro, Gener- al Manager for Development and Technical Railroad Serv- ices of Vale. The contract is the largest rail signalling project in South America for GE. GE - Trans- portation Global Signalling has seen rapid global expan- sion with recent project wins in China, the Netherlands, It- aly and Canada. "We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with Vale to upgrade their signalling systems," said Pierre Comte, President GE- Transportation Global Sig- nalling. "Our recent success around the globe is due to the breadth and technologi- cal capabilities of our signal- ling portfolio for a variety of rail environments." GE - Transportation's Glo- bal Signalling maintains exec- utive offices in Paris, France, with major locations in Kan- sas City, MO, and Florence, Italy. GE's signalling business has installed rail equipment throughout South America. With innovations from tech- nology centres around the world, GE - Transportation Global Signalling offers train inspection systems, train connection performance so- lutions, velocity improvement products and complete sig- nalling and train control sys- tems. The agreement with Vale follows GE - Transportation's recent signalling contracts valued at a combined total of EUR 74 million with Rotter- dam Metro in the Netherlands and Ferrovienord in Italy serv- ing a combined total of 140 million passengers annually.



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