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Bombardier to provide first driverless transit system

  15.07.2009    

Bombardier Transportation has signed contracts with the City of Phoenix for the supply and operations and maintenance of a BOMBARDIER INNOVIA automated people mover (APM) system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The design-build contract, valued at approximately $186 million US (133 million euros), includes the design and supply of all of the system-wide Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) equipment, and the construction and equipping of the Operations and Maintenance and Storage Facility (OMSF). Under a separate operate-maintain contract, valued at approximately $69 million US (50 million euros), Bombardier will provide operation and maintenance services for 10 years. Completion of stage one of the 3.5-kilometre (2.2-mile) PHX SkyTrain is scheduled in 2012.
Michael Fetsko, Vice President APM, Systems Division, Bombardier Transportation said: “We truly appreciate the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport through this exciting project. This is the largest new-start APM project in North America in a decade and we are confident it will serve as a role model for other cities and airports seeking modern transit solutions. With our team of strong local contractors, we look forward to becoming a sustainable and viable business partner in the Phoenix community."
Bombardier Transportation’s facility, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be responsible for the design and supply of the 18 driverless INNOVIA vehicles, BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control, power supply and distribution and communications systems; and the OMSF; as well as project management, systems engineering and integration, and test and commissioning.
Weitz Construction, as the prime subcontractor to Bombardier, and general contractor of the project, will be responsible for all of the E&M installation, including the construction of the OMSF. Weitz will employ a team of local Phoenix area contractors led by Suntec Concrete and Wilson Electric Services Corp., which are both experienced in airport construction. Suntec Concrete, a civil construction company, will provide the civil running surface, guidebeam installation and mechanical installation. Wilson Electric Services Corp. will provide the electrical installation of the E&M work. The Bombardier team will also employ numerous local minority, women-owned and small business enterprises to implement the project, including the CK Group Inc., which will provide civil design services to the team.
Bombardier’s highly reliable automated people movers 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, extensions to the existing systems at Houston and Kuala Lumpur Airports, as well as an urban APM system in Guangzhou, China.



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