Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sumitomo Corporation has secured a contract to design, build, operate and maintain three separate automated people mover (APM) systems from the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
The APM systems will be put into service at the Orlando International Airport (OIA) in Florida, US.
The contract covers the construction of 2.3km-long APM system that will connect the main airport terminal and the South Airport APM Complex, a multimodal transportation hub.
According to the agreed terms, Mitsubishi will also replace two existing 600m-long APM systems connecting the main airport terminal to Airside Terminals 1 and 3.
Mitsubishi will supply a total of 18 new train cars.
The scope of the contract also includes an agreement to operate and maintain the APM systems for over the next five years, as well as two additional five-year options that will be performed Crystal Mover Services.
Crystal Mover Services is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America and Sumitomo Corporation.
In addition, the South Airport APM Complex will serve as a regional station for the intercity rail system, which will be implemented in the near future.
Mitsubishi’s APM systems are currently in operation at several of the world’s largest and top-ranked airports, including Hong Kong International Airport, Dubai International Airport and Miami International Airport.
Image: APM system for Orlando International Airport. Photo: courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.