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Bombardier wins Saudi Arabian APM contract

Posted on May 16, 2011

Bombardier Transportation signed a contract with Saudi Arabian construction company, Saudi Binladin Group, to design, build, operate and maintain a Bombardier Innovia APM 300 automated people mover (APM) system for the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) Development Project in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The total value of the contract is $96 million.

Saudi Binladin Group is the contractor responsible for the design and construction of the KAIA Development Project and was awarded its contract by the Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in 2011. KAIA is expanding its existing passenger facilities with an additional Passenger Terminal Building to meet the requirements of rising passenger volumes.

The new Innovia APM 300 system will serve as the backbone for the smooth transportation of passengers between terminal areas at KAIA. Completion of the system is scheduled for the start of 2014.

Bombardier's recently established wholly-owned subsidiary in Saudi Arabia will act as subcontractor to Saudi Binladin Group, leading the project to design and supply all of the system-wide electrical and mechanical elements for the dual guideway APM system.

Per the contract, the company will supply 10 Innovia APM 300 cars with Bombardier CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology for driverless operation as well as provide project management, systems engineering and integration, testing and commissioning.

In addition, Bombardier will provide operation and maintenance services for four years followed by a two-year discretionary option to extend to 2020. Much of the technology will be supplied from Bombardier's facility in Pittsburgh.

 

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