Cooperation Arcadis and Bombardier

Arnhem – April 5, 2005 Bombardier Transportation and Arcadis Infra BV have signed a memorandum of understanding that will facilitate their cooperation in the delivery of signalling projects in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. This agreement builds upon the successful cooperation of the companies on the ongoing Bev21 ERTMS Pilot and Amsterdam-Utrecht Resignalling Projects.

Together, Arcadis and Bombardier can provide their customers with turn-key solutions from concept, through design, manufacturing, installation, test & commissioning to through-life support. By working together, Bombardier and Arcadis have created the strongly integrated supplier team needed to deal with complex modern signalling systems and the issues associated with the blending of new technologies with existing practice, migration and product evolution. The arrangement will also allow Bombardier and Arcadis to optimize engineering and through-life asset management processes.
Bombardier and Arcadis are complementary in their activities. Bombardier will draw upon the world-wide experience of its Rail Control Solutions division and provide its complete range of signalling products and solutions for mass transit, mainline and light rail applications. Apart from its own extensive signalling expertise, Arcadis brings to the relationship a local presence, knowledge of the Dutch market and familiarity with Dutch customer requirements.

Josef Doppelbauer, President of Bombardier Transportation’s Rail Control Solutions, said: “In particular, our relationship with Arcadis will allow us to increase our involvement in the Dutch market and build upon the acheivements in our Dutch interlocking and ERTMS projects including the Bev21 Pilot and Amsterdam-Utrecht Resignalling projects.”

“For ARCADIS it is an important step in adapting our role in the evolving railway signalling market place. Clearly, we move from being a traditional engineering services company, to becoming a total solution provider,” said Rob Mooren, Director of ARCADIS’ infrastructure division. “Bombardier is a solid partner and an excellent compliment to our strengths. That helps us make the step to the next level.”

The companies have established a joint business development and sales team working from the Arcadis office in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Januari 31, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com

About Arcadis
ARCADIS is an international company that provides project management, consultancy and engineering services to enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 10,000 employees and € 900 million in gross revenue present multi-nationally, plus a close-knit local network and international expertise, ARCADIS are focused on providing added value to their clients. Visit us on the internet: www.arcadis-global.com

Auteur: Redactie Infrasite

Bron: ARCADIS N.V.