Metro

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received the São Paulo Metro Line 6 turnkey contract from the Concessionária Move São Paulo in Brazil, which is in charge of the construction and operation of the project.

The contract will be delivered by MHI in partnership with Mitsui & Co and a local federation of construction companies that will undertake the civil and building construction.

As part of the contract, MHI will be responsible for the turnkey construction and delivery of the fully automated driverless system for 13.5km-long São Paulo Metro Line 6.

"MHI will be responsible for the turnkey construction and delivery of the fully automated driverless system for 13.5km-long São Paulo Metro Line 6."

Additionally, the contract covers the design, procurement, installation, test and commissioning of fully automated driverless railway systems, which consist of signalling, communication, overhead catenary and power supply and distribution systems, in addition to depot equipment and facilities, platform screen doors and tunnel ventilation systems.

Work on the turnkey contract is expected to be complete by 2020.

Line 6 will have 15 stations, is expected to carry approximately 633,000 passengers a day and will link São Paulo’s central district with the city’s densely populated north-west region.

MHI has delivered several automated people movers in Japan, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and the UAE, as well as railway systems projects, including the Taiwan High Speed Rail and Dubai Metro..


Image: Jardim São Paulo-Ayrton Senna is a station on Line 1 (Blue) of the São Paulo Metro. Photo: courtesy of Kevin Richard Mendelsohn.