Taipei, Taiwan (Urban Transport News): The Alstom-led consortium with Taiwanese engineering and contracting services company CTCI has been awarded a contract by the Systemwide E&M Project Office Department of Rapid Transit Systems of Taipei City Government (SEMPO) to provide its state-of-the-art integrated metro system for Taipei Circular Line Phase Two.
Valued close to €720 million, this order for the city’s fully automated (Grade of Automation 4) metro line marks the recent consortium’s second turnkey metro project in Taiwan after the Wanda-Zhonghe-Shulin Line. Under the contract with its share at over €430 million, Alstom will also renew the signalling system for Phase One of the Circular Line. The framework contract includes an order option to supply the line’s Phase Three system.
Alstom will be responsible for 29 fully-automated four-car Metropolis trains, Urbalis 400 Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and Platform Screen Doors (PSD). CTCI will lead for the track work, power supply, depot equipment, telecommunication and ticketing systems. The project involves overhauling the existing CBTC signalling system during the limited engineering hours, to minimise the impact on passenger service.
“This contract with SEMPO is a vote of confidence in our internationally proven and quality mobility offering, and a testament to our team’s hard work over the last four decades towards making rail transport even more sustainable for the capital city of Taiwan. It also cements our position as the sole signalling supplier for the entire Metro Taipei network. Overall, this is an example of how the Asia-Pacific market remains dynamic and we aim to maintain our market leadership across most segments,” said Ling Fang, President of Alstom in Asia Pacific.
Michael Yang, Chairman of CTCI Corporation said: “In continuance of our previous collaboration history, we are excited to work with Alstom again in the Circular Line North & South Sections. Through this project, CTCI aims to provide an opportunity for accelerating local rail technology development and industry integration by encouraging more local component and parts suppliers to get onboard.”
Phase Two of the Circular Line comprises a north and a south section, which spans 14.93 km with 12 underground stations and one depot, and 5.73 km with six underground stations, respectively.