Siemens has secured a contract to provide the complete traction power supply for the first section of metro line 1 in Lima, Peru.
The new power supply, upgrading existing overhead contact line system and modifications to electrification in the depots are expected to increase the route's availability and cost-effectiveness. The company also has plans to perform subsequent upgrade works.
Completed in 2011, the first metro line of Lima spans around 21km and links south-east of Lima with the city centre. This reduces transport routes considerably for many of the capital's population.
Modernisation of the traction power supply is required because the first section of line 1 covering around 9km was originally installed in 1995.
Under the contract, Siemens will install, commission and also overhaul four traction power substations, six medium-voltage cabinets for the stations between section Villa El Salvador to Atocongo.
The company will also install, test and commission the overhead catenary system for the main line.
In addition, the Scada system for monitoring and controlling the traction power supply will be modernised.
In 2010, Siemens entered the market in Peru with electrification of the first extension of the metro in Lima.
The company also won a contract in 2013 to electrify the second extension of line 1, which runs for 12km on a viaduct through Cercado de Lima, El Agustino and San Juan de Lurigancho.