China-based Hollysys Automation Technologies has secured a $95m order to deliver automatic train protection (ATP) equipment and systems for high-speed trains in the country.
The order is for 40 sets of high-speed trains in 200km/h-250km/h and 80 sets of high-speed trains in 300km/h-350km/h respectively.
The onboard signalling equipment ATP works with the ground-based, signalling equipment train control centre (TCC), in order to ensure the safety and reliability of high-speed railway operations.
A statement from Hollysys management read as: "In the future, Hollysys will continue to work closely with the China Railway Corporation and national railway authorities, leveraging its strong R&D capability, effective management and high-quality products and service, make more contribution to China’s railway construction and explore the vast rail and subway opportunities both in China and abroad, and create value for our shareholders."
The company is expected to receive another supplementary ATP contract in the near future.
In January, Hollysys received its first contract to supply the CTCS-2 train control centres with automatic train operation technology and other auxiliary systems and equipment to China’s Foshan-Zhaoqing inter-city high-speed rail line.
Under this contract that valued at approximately $3.05m, Hollysys will deliver C2+ATO TCC, temporary speed restriction servers (TSRS), line-side electronic units (LEU) and balises to this 79.72km-long line.