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November 5, 2013

Siemens to equip signaling and control systems for freight line in Mozambique

Siemens has secured a €70m contract from Corredor Logístico Integrado de Nacala (CLN) to supply signaling and control equipment for a 912km freight line in Mozambique.

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Siemens has secured a €70m contract from Corredor Logístico Integrado de Nacala (CLN) to supply signaling and control equipment for a 912km freight line in Mozambique.

The railroad line will transport coal from a mine in Moatize, near the Malawi border, to a loading station on the coast for shipment.

Under the contract, Siemens will supply Train Sentinel positive train control (PTC) system, train integrity monitoring, Westrace type solid-state interlockings, and a telecommunication system based on a microwave network and a Tetra system for track to train data transmission.

"We are proud that our technology has been so successful in Mozambique."

Siemens low and medium voltage division will supply and install the power distribution solutions for the new deepwater port in Nacala-a-Velha.

In addition, Siemens will also be responsible for equipping the operations control centre in Nacala, and maintaining the signaling equipment for a year.

Siemens freight and products business segment head Kevin Riddett said: "Our solutions for the mining industry increase the safety, capacity and reliability of our customers’ coal transports and provide economic and sustainable benefits for CLN.

"We are proud that our technology has been so successful in Mozambique."

According to Siemens, the installation of new signaling and telecommunications equipment will improve safety, capacity, and reliability of coal transportation while allowing more frequent trains.

CLN is a joint venture between Brazilian mining firm Vale and Mozambique’s state-run railway entity Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique.

The project is part of the Nacala Corridor, which extends from the coast of Mozambique to Moatize. Commissioning is due in 2015.

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