Bombardier's rail division, Bombardier
Transportation, and ST Engineerings Land Systems arm have entered
into a new strategic partnership to build a Singapore Service
Bombardier and ST Engineering will combine their
respective strengths in transportation design, manufacturing,
engineering knowledge, maintenance, repair and overhaul expertise
to drive localized component repair capabilities for customers in
Singapore, as well as regionally.
Mr. Tan Peng Kuan, President of Commercial
Business, ST Engineerings Land Systems arm, said The Singapore
Service Centre is a step towards strengthening Singapores
capability in rail maintenance and support services, and is
testament to ST Engineerings deep engineering capabilities. ST
Engineerings advanced diagnostics and maintenance, repair and
operations (MRO) expertise not only ensures that there is reliable
in-country support for transport operators in Singapore, our
complementary capabilities in robotics and simulation systems also
offer innovation engineering applications for improving efficiency
and reliability to rail operations.
Over the last 20 years in Singapore,
Bombardier has made significant contributions to improving
mobility in Singapore. To date, it has delivered 276 driverless
Movia metro cars for Singapores Downtown Line and 13 Innovia APM 100 automated people mover cars for the
Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) system.
Earlier this year,
a new asset replacement contract was awarded to supply 19 new
Innovia APM 300 cars, to retrofit 13 existing APM 100
cars, as well as to deliver a signalling system upgrade for 13
stops on the Bukit Panjang LRT Line.
In addition, a new contract
was recently awarded to supply 396 Movia metro cars for the
high-capacity North-South (NSL) and East-West (EWL) Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) lines. The new order brings the number of Movia
vehicles in Singapore to 672, making it one of Bombardiers largest metro fleets in the world.
Jayaram Naidu, Vice President of Southeast Asia,
Bombardier Transportation, said, This new service centre reflects our
commitment to developing local talent and technical skills, key to
constantly innovating and improving the solutions we provide. We
understand the importance that our customers place on passenger
safety and system performance, and we will further add value by
improving total train performance for operators moving millions of