Siemens wins large order for railway systems Belgium
ETCS components for 4,000 signals to the value of 105 million euros
Erlangen, Germany – The Siemens Transportation Systems Group has won a large order from Belgium to equip 4,000 signals with components for the Belgian train control system TBL1+ and for the European Train Control System ETCS (Level 1). The order is worth 105 million euros and, in addition to the components, also includes project planning and installation services and also a 20-year maintenance contract. The contracting party is the Belgian rail infrastructure operator Infrabel. This is the biggest order Siemens has ever received for ETCS components.
“This order underlines the technical capability and the success of our ETCS solutions,” emphasized Andreas Busemann, head of the Rail Automation Division at TS. For the Belgian project Siemens is to supply lineside electronic units with serial interface as well as air-gap programmable ETCS balises.
The Transportation Systems Group (TS) of Siemens AG is one of the leading international suppliers to the railways industry. As single source supplier and system integrator, the Group combines in its business segments Automation & Power, Rolling Stock, Turnkey Systems and Integrated Services all the expertise necessary to cover the spectrum from signaling and control systems to traction power supplies, as well as rolling stock for mass transit, regional and main line services. Extensive experience in project management and forward-looking service concepts complement our portfolio. In fiscal 2005 (ended September 30) TS generated sales of around €4.2 billion around 18,400 employees worldwide.
Further information on TS can be found at www.siemens.com/transportation