Monday 19 April 2021

Alstom wins 5-year Dubai airport contract extension

DUBAI, 11 days ago

Global technology major Alstom said it has signed a five-year extension to its contract with Dubai Airports to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Innovia APM 300 automated people mover (APM) system at Dubai International Airport (DXB).  
Alstom pointed out that its APM system at Dubai airport had consistently been a top performer. In the first five years of O&M services, the transit system’s average availability scored 99.85% against a 99.5% requirement, with the performance level increasing up to 99.94% in 2020, it stated. 
Furthermore, almost 4.7 million km of safe vehicle operations and 606,290 safe man-hours were achieved with zero lost time incidents, it added. 
According to Alstom, the project had won MEED’s ‘Innovation and Transport Project of the Year Award’ in 2017 and was declared ‘Top Performer’ among all the contractors at Dubai International under the Health and Safety Index in 2018. 
"Our Alstom team is delighted to build upon its relationship with Dubai Airports with this new five-year O&M agreement. We will continue to drive top performance as we deliver our world class operations and maintenance services to the world’s leading airport, to ensure flawless mobility for DXB’s customers," remarked its GCC Managing Director Tamer Salama.
Alstom had acquired Bombardier Transportation (BT) early this year. BT had delivered the turnkey APM system at DXB to connect Terminal 1 to Concourse D which opened for passenger services in February 2016. 
It designed and supplied all electrical and mechanical (E&M) elements, including 18 InnoviaTM300 cars (operating as five-car trains) and the CityfloTM650 communications-based train control (CBTC) technology for driverless operation. 
It was the system integrator and led project management, systems engineering, testing and commissioning, as well as delivering five years of O&M services. The 1.5 km elevated system is designed to carry up to 200,000 passengers daily.-TradeArabia News Service


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