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Siemens to supply advanced signalling systems, train control and propulsion system for Pearl River Delta Intercity Rapid Transit of Guangzhou to Foshan Section (Guang-Fo Line)

Siemens has been awarded the contracts of supplying signalling systems, train control and propulsion system for Guang-Fo Line, China’s first intercity mass transit line. The Line will open its Phase 1 Section to public before Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010. To date, Siemens has contributed to the construction of all mass transit lines in Guangzhou, which once again proves Siemens’ solid commitment on the infrastructure construction and development of Guangzhou.

As part of Pearl River Delta Intercity RapidTransit Network, Guang-Fo Line links two major cities of Guangdong province: Guangzhou and Foshan. With a total length of 32.16 km, the Line will be extended by 21 stations. The whole project of entire Guang-Fo Line will be open to public in 2 sections, of which the section from Foshan KuiQiLu Station to XiLang on October 31st, 2010 and the section from XiLang Station to LiJiao Station on December 28th, 2012.

The signalling systems will be provided by the consortium comprising Siemens Mobility and Beijing Huatie Information Technology Development Corporation. Awarded by the customer Guangdong Guangfo Inter-City Co., Ltd, the contract of the signalling systems is worth 23 million Euros. According to the contract, Siemens will supply the communication based train control (CBTC) system Trainguard MT, Vicos OC 501 operations control system and a Sicas ECC computer based interlocking system. Trainguard MT provides moving-block technology and WLAN wireless-continuous-bidirectional data transmission.

Trainguard MT automatic control systems made by Siemens Mobility are now applied in many international big cities including Paris, New York, Algiers, Budapest, Istanbul, Barcelona, and Sao Paulo. The references of Trainguard MT in China include Guangzhou Metro line 4 and 5, as well as the recent order from Beijing Line 10 and the Olympic Branch Line.

Siemens will also supply the train control and propulsion system for 27 metro trains which will be running on Guang-Fo Line. The contract was signed between Siemens and CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. (CRC). The trains are configured with 2 motor cars and 2 trailer cars. Representing the State-of-the-Art technology, the metro vehicles will be B car-type metro. All procedures, including product design, raw material selection, parts purchasing and manufacturing, will be implemented according to top international standards.

Siemens’ scope of supply includes: train control and diagnosis system, traction inverter, auxiliary inverter, brake resistor, HV box and Pantograph, as well as traction motor and gear box. The complete metro trains will be built at CNR CRC’s plant in Changchun, China. Siemens’ system will guarantee that the future operation of Guang-Fo Line is comfortable, safe, fast, punctual and environmentally friendly.

The same concept has been successfully applied in Guangzhou Line 3 vehicles, which was also supplied by Siemens and its local partner. Put into official operation at the end of 2005, the Guangzhou Line 3 metro trains are the fastest metro trains in China so far with the running speed of 120km/h.

The cooperation history between Siemens and Guangzhou metro can be traced back to Guangzhou Line 1 in 1994. Since then, Siemens has always been the project partner of Guangzhou metro in terms of turnkey project, signalling systems, metro cars, electrification and propulsion systems and products.

Siemens in China                                                                                                                                                        Siemens is one of the most well-known, liked and respected corporate citizens in China. Marked by the delivery of China’s first pointer telegraph in 1872, it is among the earliest international companies to pioneer co-operation with China. Over more than a hundred years, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. Presently, Siemens maintains more than 90 operating companies and 61 regional offices in China, representing all business sectors of Siemens worldwide – Industry, Energy and Healthcare. These offices, together with the Regional and Provincial managers, are the backbone of Siemens’ regional strategy and ensure that the company is close to its customers to be able to respond quickly and efficiently to their needs. With more than 43,000 highly qualified local staff, Siemens has become one of the largest employers amongst foreign invested enterprises in China and an integral part of the Chinese economy. Today, by applying a wide array of environmental portfolio and innovative solutions in the cooperation with local partners, the company is committed to contributing to the sustainable development of the country. In Fiscal 2008, sales and new orders of Siemens China were 57 billion RMB and 65.5 billion RMB respectively.

Siemens Mobility Division in China                                                                                                                       Siemens Mobility Division is the reliable and strong partner of Chinese transportation and logistics industry. With its “Complete mobility” approach, Siemens Mobility offers sustainable mobility solutions that integrate the various transportation systems in order to transport people and goods with greater efficiency, safety and environmental friendliness. For this purpose, the Division has concentrated all its competencies from operating systems for railways and road traffic, traction power supplies and rolling stock for mass transit, regional and mainline services, to airport logistics and postal automation. In the past more than 100 years, Siemens Mobility has successfully contributed to the rapid-growing transportation infrastructure development and modernization throughout China. It includes mass transit projects in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Nanjing, Beijing and Dalian, main line projects such as signalling, AC locomotives and high-speed trains, and the world’s longest railway electrification from Harbin to Dalian, as well as the infrastructure logistics projects like the baggage handling system of Beijing International Airport Terminal 3.  As part of the China’s wide set-up, Mobility China has dedicated representatives in 8 offices including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanning, Xi’an Zhuzhou and Nanjing, with Beijing as the head office. Together with its local partners, Mobility China has established three joint ventures in Xi’an, Zhuzhou and Nanjing, where the signalling and control systems, key components for locomotives, and electrification components are manufactured for the Chinese and selected export markets.

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