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June 21, 2016

Ansaldo STS and Hitachi, Ltd. Sign Turnkey
Contract with Dorts of New Taipei City

  • Ansaldo STS and Hitachi, Ltd. as members of the ARH consortium (including Ansaldo STS SpA, RSEA Engineering Corp. and Hitachi, Ltd.), have signed a turnkey contract with New Taipei City Government Department of Rapid Transit System (NTCG DORTS).

Ansaldo STS's scope of work, as leader of the consortium, includes the supply of CBTC technology (Communication Based Train Control) and all the electromechanical systems (Power Supply, Telecommunication, Platform Screen Doors, Automatic Fare Collection, SCADA and Depot Equipment), for an equivalent value of Euro 219,8 million (VAT excluded).

The CBTC solution is leading a new era of rail transit control, enhancing flexibility, reducing maintenance costs and improving interoperability.

Hitachi, Ltd's scope of work includes design and manufacture of metro rail transit train cars which consists of 29 two-car trains, total of 58 cars.

For NTCG DORTS, this turnkey project combines Civil, E&M (Electro-Mechanic) works and Rolling Stock. It is the first medium-capacity Metro to be constructed and managed by New Taipei City.

The total length of Sanying Line is 14.29 km with 12 elevated stations and one depot. With fully elevated station design, the line route starts from MRT Blue Line Dingpu station in Tucheng, passing through Sanxia to Yingge.

As part of the “3-rings-3-lines” project, Sanying Line will enter construction stage in the second half of 2016 and aim for completion in 2023, providing citizens of New Taipei City with a convenient and safe mass transportation system.

Note for editors

The CBTC (Communications-Based Train Control) traffic management system has been developed to increase performance and efficiency of the underground railway systems of major cities. Unlike other radio-based traffic management systems for railway applications, (ERTMS Level 2 and 3), CBTC technology is not a standard and every provider has developed its own technology.

About Ansaldo STS

Ansaldo STS - direction and coordination of Hitachi, Ltd. - listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, is an international technology company specializing in the design, implementation and management of transport systems and signaling equipment for railways and underground railways, both for freight and passengers. The Group acts as a Main Contractor and supplier of “turnkey” systems worldwide. Ansaldo STS is headquartered in Genoa and employs about 3,800 people in more than 30 countries. In 2015, it reported revenues of EUR 1,383.8 million with an operating income (EBIT) of EUR 135.8 million and a consolidated net profit of EUR 93.0 million.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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