Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Bombardier to supply monorail to Saudi Arabia

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Bombardier Transportation has won a $241 million contract to supply, install, operate, and maintain a 3.6-kilometer (2.2-mile) INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for the King Abdullah Financial District, the new financial and business center under development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Bombardier was awarded the contract by Saudi Oger Ltd., a Saudi Arabian construction company responsible for turnkey construction of the system.

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Engineering and design will be performed at Bombardier's site in Kingston, Ontario, and manufacturing of the 12 cars will be carried out by Bombardier in Pittsburgh.

Bombardier will design and supply all of the system-wide Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) elements for the six-station monorail system, including six INNOVIA Monorail 300 trains (12 cars) with BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology for driverless operation as well as providing project management, systems engineering and integration, testing, and commissioning.