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The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project will be a revolutionary step in the Siemens mobility portfolio and it is destined to alter the landscape of inter-nation transportation. Leveraging on the consortium's joint expertise in providing reliable, efficient and eco-friendly HSR solutions, the mega-mobility project is poised to strengthen bilateral ties and economic valuation between both nations in the Southeast Asian region.
Global track record
The transportation system in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and one of the fastest growing metropolises in Asia, features an enormous concentration of private cars, which results in a great deal of traffic congestion and environmental pollution.
To curb these issues from further deteriorating and make the metropolitan region more attractive, a comprehensive infrastucture measure in the form of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project, was conceptualized. It involved building new lines and routes in the Klang Valley (Lembah Kelang) metropolitan area which will connect two suburbs - Sungai Buloh in the northwest and Kajang in the southeast, with Kuala Lumpur.
In October 2012, the consortium SSSC (Siemens Malaysia, Siemens AG and SMH Rail) was awarded the contract to supply 58 new driverless four-car metro trains for the Metro Klang Valley MRT project. The fully automatic system, which went into service in December 2016 has since changed the way urban and suburban Malaysians commute.
Siemens digitalization shift in mobility not only plays a key role for mobility providers in their struggle to achieve the reliability, flexibility and availability they need to make rail solutions cost-efficient: It lies at the heart of making the lives of people who travel easier and more enjoyable.
Concepts that make transport more efficient are in demand with the ever-increasing need for mobility. With our long-standing transport expertise and our IT know-how, we are constantly developing new, intelligent mobility solutions that increase availability of infrastructure, optimize throughput and improve passenger experience. It’s in how we electrify, automate and digitalize infrastructure that we’re setting the benchmark for tomorrow’s mobility – today.
Wiener Linien commissioned Siemens at the end of 2017 with the delivery of 34 fully automated metro trains. The contract also includes the maintenance of the trains for a period of 24 years and an option for an additional eleven trains. The "X cars" will be operated fully automated on the new U5 line in Vienna beginning in 2024.
The trains can also operate semi-automated or manually on previously existing lines. Delivery of the trains is scheduled to begin in mid-2020 and to be completed by 2030. The trains will be manufactured at the Siemens factory in Vienna.
Use Siemens Mobility Services to increase the availability of your systems while cutting costs. In today’s world, rolling stock, components and rail automation systems all deliver “Big Data.” To turn that into meaningful Smart Data, we use an intelligent combination of data gathering, analysis and diagnostics.
The result is predictive maintenance for rolling stock and infrastructure – through to prescriptive maintenance that draws on forecasts to provide computer-based recommendations. Railigent™, the new mobility platform for Digital Services provides the technological foundation for data security and performance.
Utmost reliability and maximum availability are critically important for ensuring the cost-efficient operation of rail vehicles and the infrastructure they use. To provide this assurance, Siemens is the first company in the rail industry to operate a special data analytics center, located in Munich, Germany.
Powerful, reliable and environmentally friendly transportation systems are essential for a functioning society and economy, and rail traffic is an important part of this picture. Siemens Mobility is commited towards engineering the right rail, for the right purpose, for any place in the world.
Improved leverage of the adhesion coefficient during acceleration because 50% of the axles are driven
The Velaro E can run with two coupled trainsets on a section of the track and then be divided into two trains for different final destinations.
Reduced maintenance through significantly lower load per wheelset than the international standard of 17 metric tons
Reduced weight and optimized aerodynamic design reduce energy consumption per seat by 22% compared with an ICE 1
The innovative traction system uses power cars and permit flexible train formation
The ICE 4 is a true world champion when it comes to usable floor space, 830 passengers in a 346-meter train
Fully automated and integrated unattended train operation (GoA 4) that ensures reliability and highly available operation
The Sitrac™ control allows electrodynamic braking to standstill and significantly increases stopping accuracy at stations
Designed to carry up to 1,554 passengers with up to 174 seats and standing room for up to 1,380 passengers
Special lightweight construction measures in the carshell and the bogies significantly reduce weight and energy consumption
Designed to suit both, fully automated operation and driver operation
A removable driver’s cab offers the opportunity to utilize the cab area for passengers, increasing the capacity of each train by 24 passengers
By 2050, 66% of the global population will live in cities. In some key commercial hubs, the commuting population is estimated to increase by over 40% by 2030. Mass transportation must be developed further to increase capacity while improving energy efficiency. However, cities around the world face an investment need of $11 trillion in transportation by 2030, and public resources cannot manage it alone. This is where specialized mobility financing can make a difference.
Megaprojects, such as London’s Thameslink rail network upgrade, face huge investment and financial structuring complexities, including operational, technological and counterparty risks. By financing €1.8 billion in equity and debt while structuring risks in an advisory capacity, Siemens provides the Thameslink network with 1,140 new carriages, with over 15,000 extra seats and energy reduction of 50%.
The future of rail transport will need to connect people and resources on an unprecedented scale. Private financing that is designed to manage megaproject risks and technological life cycles, especially for digitalized solutions, will be key when it comes to driving rail development and helping cities reach their economic and social goals.
Partners & track records
Siemens, Alstom, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and George Kent together with PORR have mutually agreed to join forces in a consortium to bid for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail as The Consortium of European Rail Champions. The companies will work to prepare a joint offer encompassing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations & maintenance (O&M) for the purpose of this tender.
As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €10.0 billion of orders in the 2016/17 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32,800 people.
George Kent is an established engineering and metering company with core businesses focused on the water infrastructure, rail systems and hospital construction industry. Known for proven engineering excellence, George Kent has a strong track record of successfully completing high value infrastructure projects. In June 2016, George Kent completed the system works for the Ampang LRT Line Extension (LRT2). Currently, the Group with its JV Partners are the appointed Project Delivery Partner (PDP) responsible for the Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) project as well as the contractor for the Track work and Maintenance Vehicle Work Package for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line.
With currently more than 19,000 staff members and production output of around EUR 3.9bn (as of year-end 2016), PORR is one of the largest Austrian construction companies and one of Europe’s leading infrastructure specialists. As a full service provider, it covers every aspect of the modern construction industry – from building construction through to complex projects in railway and bridge construction, tunnelling and road construction. PORR’s proven slab track technology has been implemented on project ranging from rehabilitation projects, to large scale metro projects, to high speed railway lines. PORR brings its invaluable experience and engineering know-how to deliver state-of-the-art slab track technology to every project it implements.
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (Italian State Railways) is a solid industrial company with financial figures that are amongst the best in Europe, which for years has been producing growing profits (772 million euros net result in 2016, up 66.4%) and confirms its position as the main industrial group by investments (5.95 billion euros) in our country. The group is now structurally and financially in a position to compete in European and global markets, in developing large infrastructure projects, in people mobility, in freight transport and logistics thanks to the professionalism and extensive technical know-how acquired over years in the main sectors of the world of transport: every day, 74,200 men and women (of which 7,000 abroad) handle over eight thousand trains in Italy and 250,000 bus/kilometres.
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