Subterráneos de Buenos Aires (SBASE) has awarded a €17m contract to Alstom to renew the power supply for Line B of the metro network in Argentina.
The contract is expected to be completed in approximately 15 months and was awarded through an international public tender process.
Alstom Latin America senior vice-president Michel Boccaccio said: “Alstom is proud to have been awarded this first infrastructure project for Buenos Aires metro.
“With this project, Alstom confirms its long-time partnership with SBASE, providing efficient and reliable solutions that contribute to the efficiency and quality of the service offered to the population of Buenos Aires.”
Alstom will design, assemble and commission medium voltage ring cables, third rail power and tunnel disconnections under the new deal.
The contract also requires the company to carry out modifications in substations and other complementary systems in the power supply.
Line B is nearly 10km-long and comprises 18 stations, and has been operating since 1930.
The project is expected to boost the capacity of the line, which is used by approximately 250,000 passengers daily.
Alstom also provided signalling systems for Line B in 2005, and an extension development in 2013.
The company has been operating in Argentina since 1993 and provides signalling systems for Buenos Aires metro, maintenance and modernisation of existing metro and suburban trains.
It is also working to deliver 120 cars for lines D and H, which are intended to provide additional comfort to daily commuters using this line.
Image: Alstom to renew power supply for Line B of Buenos Aires metro. Photo: © Copyright ALSTOM.