ST Electronics wins Chinese rail electronics contracts

7 October 2012 (Last Updated October 7th, 2012 18:30)

ST Engineering's electronics division, ST Electronics, has secured contracts worth S$166m ($134m) for its rail electronics and satellite communications (satcom) and sensor systems.

ST Engineering’s electronics division, ST Electronics, has secured contracts worth S$166m ($134m) for its rail electronics and satellite communications (satcom) and sensor systems.

"Work on the two lines has started and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014."

A consortium led by ST Electronics won the first contract, worth CNY198m ($31m), for rail electronics solutions in the city of Wuxi, China.

As part of the deal, ST Electronics, in collaboration with Jiangsu Daway Technologies, will deliver, install, test and commission an integrated supervisory control system (ISCS) for Wuxi Metro Lines 1 and 2. Work on the two lines has started and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.

The ISCS offers facilities for integrated, centralised and local control along with the management of electrical and mechanical subsystems located at passenger stations, on-line power substations, depots and tunnels.

The system incorporates automatic train supervision (ATS) and automatic train regulation (ATR) systems that control train operations to meet different operating conditions and traffic requirements.

The second contract is worth S$13m ($10m) and was awarded by VGI Global Media Public for the supply of half-height platform screen doors for the BTS SkyTrain in Bangkok, Thailand.

The deal includes installation on nine BTS Skytrain stations and a two-year maintenance period for the doors; the contract is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2013.

ST Electronics also won separate contracts worth S$114m ($92m) for the supply of satcom and sensor solutions, primarily to international customers.

The company’s scope of supply includes satcom network infrastructure and products, including satellite hubs and routers, earth stations, cellular backhaul solutions and Agilis very small aperture terminal (VSAT) systems.