In Copenhagen, Ansaldo STS (STS.MI), a Finmeccanica Group company, signed a contract worth a total of EUR 700 million to build the technological system of city’s new metro, Cityringen.
The new line, which will run entirely underground, will be a fully automated, driverless metro employing a more advanced system compared to the previously one used in Denmark, and it will extend for 16 km through the centre of Copenhagen, connecting 17 stations. The start of the project is scheduled for 2018.
Specifically, the scope of work for Ansaldo STS relates to the planning and construction of power systems, communications systems, SCADA, platform-edge doors, signalling (CBTC), superstructure, carriages, depot and control centre; the bid also includes five years’ operation and maintenance, with the option of a further three years.
The state-of-the-art carriages will be supplied by AnsaldoBreda, which is also part of the Finmeccanica Group.
“The contract signed today” – stated Sergio De Luca, CEO of Ansaldo STS – “is the most important in our history and demonstrates not only the company’s technological excellence, which enables us to compete successfully on the international stage, but also the ability of Ansaldo STS to establish lasting relationships of trust with our clients, as shown by the many years we have been present in Denmark and the high level of recognition enjoyed by the works that we have previously completed in the country”.
The contract in question will be booked by the company under 2010 orders, as the agreement was concluded during the previous year.