Wabtec has secured a contract to design, install, test and commission a new yard train control solution for Brazilian rail logistics company RUMO.

The $5m deal will see the company provide its Train Management & Dispatching System (TMDS), which covers wayside signalling interlocking, training and systems integration.

The installation is slated to be completed by the end of next year and is expected to increase the safety and efficiency of operations at São Paolo’s Port of Santos.

"The addition of this Train Control Contract allows for even greater collaboration, while providing innovative railway solutions that reinforce our position as a leading technology supplier in the region."

Wabtec’s TMDS will also allow the port to prepare for future technology upgrades and integrate with other railroads.

The initiative intends make the port an essential interoperable point within Brazil’s railroad network.

Wabtec president and CEO Raymond Betler said: “Wabtec’s relationship with RUMO is extremely strong as a result of the Freight Products and Services for both cars and locomotives that we have been supplying for decades.

“The addition of this Train Control Contract allows for even greater collaboration, while providing innovative railway solutions that reinforce our position as a leading technology supplier in the region.”

RUMO currently operates more than 7,000mi of track along the western and southern areas of Brazil, offering freight railroad connectivity for geographical regions that produce sugar, grains, ethanol, cellulose and paper to other railroads and ports for exportation purposes.

Wabtec primarily focuses on providing equipment, systems and services for transit and freight rail.

The company manufactures various components for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles.

Wabtec’s subsidiary Faiveley Transport previously won contracts with a combined value of nearly $150m from Australia’s RailConnect NSW last month.

The deals cover the supply of a complete range of railway systems and maintenance services for 56 train sets.