Thales seals first Taiwanese deal
France’s Thales has obtained a €17 million tram contract in Taiwan. The deal is for the supply of a signaling, communications and operational control centre (OCC) system for Taiwan’s second Tramway line, the company said in a statement.
This Danhai Light Rail Transit project, which is expected to be completed in 2018, will run a total of 10 km.
With this project, local authorities are developing the “public transportation infrastructure in anticipation of expected population growth, Danhai being in close proximity to Taiwan’s capital city Taipei. Today, the government has further plans to build over 4 other similar lines in the next 4 to 7 years,” the statement said.
The project is one of the first tram investments in Asia Pacific, according to Thales. The company has delivered metro projects in Malaysia, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, and China.
“Taiwan is among the most mature and demanding public transport markets in Asia, it is no surprise if it is the first to introduce LRT lines in the Region. We believe in Taiwan as a showcase for this emerging segment,” said Jean-Louis Moraud, Managing Director of Thales in Japan and Taiwan.
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