Kuala LumpurInternational AirportExpands High Performing Bombardier CX-100 System
Bombardier Transportation and its local partner Hartasuma Sdn Bhd have signed a contract with Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) to expand the existing Bombardier-supplied automated people mover system at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia. The contract, which includes a spur line extension to the new Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility (OMSF) and three BOMBARDIER CX-100 vehicles, is valued at approximately 45 million euros ($57 million US / 209 million MYR). Bombardier’s share of the contract is valued at approximately 27 million euros ($35 million US / 126 million MYR).
Bombardier Transportation will be responsible for the design and supply of the three driverless vehicles and modifications to the existing 6-vehicle fleet; automatic train control, power distribution and communications systems; supply and integration of a central control centre in the new operations and maintenance storage facility; as well as project management, systems engineering and integration, and test and commissioning. Hartasuma Sdn Bhd will be responsible for the civil works. The new spur line to the OMSF is scheduled for completion in 2011.
Eran Gartner, President of Bombardier Transportation’s Systems Division said: “We are very appreciative of the long-term relationship that we have enjoyed with KLIA over the past decade and of our contribution to the Airport’s outstanding success. He added: “We are proud to be part of the Airport’s present and future standing as a regional hub. Since the opening of the Airport in 1998, the CX-100 APM has provided exceptional service for riders and we remain committed to helping MAHB achieve its goals.”
“We are extremely pleased” said Dr. Abdul Rahman Abdul Halim, the Managing Director of Hartasuma Sdn. Bhd., “that our strategic alliance has been contributing positively, and we hope to continue playing a meaningful role in the Malaysian Government’s drive in further enhancing and transforming the transportation infrastructure landscape. We are also proud of the trust and confidence that MAHB has placed in the Consortium and truly grateful for its strong support.”
The highly reliable automated people movers from Bombardier Transportation have served commuters in major cities and international airports around the world for over 35 years. These include Beijing, China; Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Madrid, Spain; London, United Kingdom; Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa and San Francisco, USA. Bombardier Transportation is currently implementing APM systems for Atlanta, Las Vegas, London Gatwick and Sacramento Airports, an extension to the existing system at Houston Airport, as well as an urban APM system in Guangzhou, China.
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Photo: BOMBARDIER CX-100 Automated People Mover at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
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