Beasain, Spain, 27-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF has signed a contract exceeding € 100 million for the supply of 18 Urbos Trams with Larsen & Toubro Limited, India which is executing a 26 km Integrated Light Rail Transit System (circa € 450 m) in the Republic of Mauritius.
CAF’s scope of supply includes 18 bi-directional 100% low-floor trams comprising 7 modules each, signalling system, automatic vehicle location system (AVLS), transit signal priority system (TSPS), depot equipment and a driving simulator.
This is a turnkey project in the Republic of Mauritius, the south-west Indian Ocean island, which lies some 900 kilometres from Madagascar and approximately 3,800 kilometres apart from the southern tip of India. This investment is the result of the country’s ongoing development policies, aimed at boosting the modernisation of transport infrastructures and services.
The 26 km route connects five major cities in Mauritius (Curepipe, Vacoas, Rose Hill, Quatre Bornes and the capital Port Louis) covering an area inhabited by circa 600,000 people, with 19 stations, 2 of which will be state-of-the-art elevated stations. The project is scheduled for completion within 48 months, with the first phase of 13 km to be completed within 24 months
This new contract endorses CAF’s good year in terms of order intake, as it brings the volume of incoming orders in 2017 around €1,500 million. Outstanding among these are orders abroad in countries such as Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Italy, United States, Philippines, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
VITORIA CHOOSES CAF FOR THE SUPPLY OF NEW TRAMS
CAF has been selected for the supply of 3 new 7-module trams for the capital of Araba, Vitoria-Gasteiz. The agreement also includes the expansion of three of the units currently circulating in the city from 5 modules to 7 modules. The value of the contract amounts to € 14.5 million.
It is important to note that in 2008 Vitoria unveiled its first tram line, for which CAF supplied 11 units. These are 100% low-floor, bidirectional trams based on the URBOS platform which CAF has developed for urban transportation.
In the same way, it is important to highlight that last week the municipal company in charge of urban transportation in Vitoria awarded Vectia Mobility, a subsidiary of the CAF Group, the contract for the supply of ten hybrid urban buses for a value of € 3.3 million. These buses, which will arrive in Vitoria between 2018 and 2019, confirm this Basque capital’s firm technological and environmental commitment in the city transportation system.
SOURCE: CAF, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.
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