A Temporary Joint Venture (55/45) between Thales and Siemens Rail Automation has been awarded a €208.7 million contract by Adif Alta Velocidad for the installation signalling, telecommunications and security technologies, on the high-speed line linking Antequera and Granada, in the south of Spain. These solutions will ensure the security of the line’s passengers and infrastructures. In addition, the two companies will perform the maintenance of the installations for a 20-year period.
As leader, Thales will be responsible for the overall project management and will install its electronic interlocking solution with the associated equipment. The Group will also modify existing Thales technology on the Córdoba-Málaga high-speed line.
Siemens Rail Automation will install its ERTMS level 2 with ASFA train protection system, and its solution for track circuits and LED signals. Siemens will also make the modifications to the ERTMS technology installed on the high-speed Córdoba-Málaga.
The Antequera-Granada high-speed line, which is roughly 126 kilometres long, will provide a direct, high-speed link between Granada and other cities including Málaga, Córdoba, Seville, and Madrid. It will also contribute to boosting and enhancing links within Andalusia itself.
Thales and Siemens Rail Automation boast wide-ranging national and international expertise in traffic control and rail security systems for high-speed, conventional and metropolitan lines. Both companies have jointly undertaken projects on different Spanish high-speed lines.
About Siemens Rail Automation
Siemens Rail Automation (siemens.es) is the company resulting from the acquisition by Siemens of the Invensys Rail Dimetronic group. The new division forms part of the Infrastructures and Cities sector and provides integrated mobility solutions through the most advanced technologies in rail signalling and automatic control of trains.
Siemens is a leading global company operating in the industrial, energy, health and infrastructures and cities sectors. The company has over 360,000 employees working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects and create a comprehensive range of solutions to meet our customers’ most complex challenges. In the 2012-13 financial year (which closed on 30 September 2013), Siemens earned a net profit of €4.409 billion.
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