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Invensys Rail Dimetronic expands Turkish presence with major new signalling contract
The company has been awarded a €76 million project from Turkish State Railways (TCDD) to install signalling and communications on the Bandirma-Menemen railway.01/27/2012
TCDD, the Turkish State Railways, awarded Invensys Rail Dimetronic the contract to design, supply, install, test and commission the Signalling, Automatic Train Protection and Telecommunications systems for the Bandirma-Menemen line in the Turkish railway network.
TCDD has received the bids from seven groups of companies, being the winner offer the one submitted by Invensys Rail Dimetronic in joint venture with the Turkish civil construction company Fermak.
The proposed system includes the Invensys Rail Dimetronic ERTMS (European Railway Traffic Management System) FUTUR Level 1 and 2 systems, both on board and trackside, automatic train stop system, WESTRACE electronic interlockings, FS3000 jointless track circuits, point machines, point heaters, level crossings, wayside signals, GSM-R radio system, voice and fixed data communications and a Centralized Control Traffic (CTC) RAIL 9000 to be located in Balikesir.
FUTUR ERTMS Level 2 will be the main operation system and FUTUR ERTMS Level 1 will operate as fall-back system, so in case of any failure of both ERTMS systems, the railway traffic will be protected with the automatic train stop systems.
The Bandirma-Balikesir-Manisa-Menemen line, with 310 km in length, is the main link between the Marmara and the Mediterranean seas.
Experience of Invensys Rail Dimetronic in Turkey
Invensys Rail Dimetronic has a strong commitment with the Turkish railway market, as the country is developing an ambitious modernization plan for its infrastructure with the aim of being a communications hub between Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Currently, Invensys Rail Dimetronic is delivering two projects for the Turkish railway market. On the one hand, the company has delivered the signalling and the ERTMS Level 1 for TCDD in the Ankara-Konya High Speed Line and currently is deploying the upgrade to Level 2 and associated systems.
This complete project includes the implementation of WESTRACE Electronic Interlocking, FS3000 jointless track circuits, LED-type wayside signals, FUTUR 1300 (track) and FUTUR 3000 (on-board) Level 1 ERTMS and FUTUR 2500 Level 2 ERTMS system with RBC’s (Radio Block Centre), Juridical Recorder Unit, on board radio GSM-R and a CTC RAIL 9000 to be located at Ankara station.
In addition, Invensys Rail Dimetronic has recently been selected by DLH, the Turkish Directorate of Railways, Harbours and Airports Construction, to provide railway signalling and control technologies for the Gebze-Halkali Commuter Rail line, known as the CR3 Marmaray Project, the only line in the world to be equipped with both ERTMS and CBTC systems.
Invensys Rail Dimetronic will undertake the project in a joint venture with the Spanish civil construction company OHL. The contract includes the design, supply, tests and commissioning of the FUTUR 1300 Level 1 ERTMS and SIRIUS CBTC trackside equipment; a new signalling system including WESTRACE electronic interlocking; train detection systems (jointless track circuits and axle counters); LED wayside signals; CTCRAIL 9000 and the Telecommunication and SCADA systems for the entire project. The contract also includes maintenance for two years with an option to extend it to a further five years.
Invensys Rail Dimetronic has two offices in Turkey, in Ankara and in Istanbul, where a team of high qualified professionals works in railway control and signalling technologies.
About Invensys Rail Dimetronic
Invensys Rail Dimetronic is the leading in railway signalling in the Iberian market. Our technology and solutions allow our customers to ensure a safe and efficient traffic management. The activity of the company is based on design, manufacture, supply, installation, test, commissioning and maintenance of those systems, as well as engineering, R&D and training for two business lines: main line and mass transit. Dimetronic is part of the Invensys Rail Group a worldwide leader signalling provider, which is also member of Invensys plc, currently listed in the FTSE100 index of the London Stock Exchange. About Invensys Rail Dimetronic: www.dimetronic.com.
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