Tokyo, February 17, 2022 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), part of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) group, has received an order from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore to improve the transport capacity of the Automated Guideway Transit System (Note1) (AGT) used on Sengkang-Punggol Light Rapid Transit (LRT(Note2)) lines originally supplied by MHI in 2003. The order for the project was received jointly with MHI’s regional subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia-Pacific Pte. ltd. (MHI-AP) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC).
The Sengkang-Punggol LRT system connects two Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Northeast Line stations (Sengkang Station and Punggol Station) to their residential areas. The transport capacity of the LRT system will be expanded to accommodate its increased use in the rapidly growing districts of Sengkang and Punggol. MHIENG and MHI-AP will supply 17 new double-car trainsets (34 cars), signaling system, guidance system and vehicle maintenance equipment for the extension of the existing rolling stock yard.
“Since delivering the vehicles and system to inaugurate Singapore’s Sengkang-Punggol LRT system in 2003, we have continued to support LTA by improving the system’s transport capacity and providing a wide range of after-sales services. These include the provision of additional vehicles to accommodate two-car operations and the upgrading of the rolling stock workshop,” said Kenji Terasawa, President and CEO of MHIENG. “We look forward to strengthening our long-standing relationship with LTA through this expansion project which will help meet growing demand while continuing to provide reliable transportation.”
MHIENG will coordinate with its Singapore-based Technical Service Center, which was established within MHI-AP in April 2021, to provide more localized services. Through close cooperation with the company, MHIENG aims to provide long-term technical support, spare parts supply and other types of localized high value-added services to better meet customer needs. A hub for MHI’s transportation service business in Asia Pacific, the Technical Service Center provides “one-stop service” to respond to customer inquiries and requests in a timely manner and strengthens operations, maintenance and the after-sales structure of MHI’s transport system products in the region.
MHI Group draws on its extensive experience in supplying AGT systems around the world, including Singapore’s Changi Airport Skytrain (APM (Note3)) and systems in Japan, USA, Dubai and Macau, as well as its high-quality operations, maintenance and after-sales service. – sales services to maintain a competitive position in the world market for new transport systems. MHI will continue to provide safe, low-carbon transportation solutions that will help support economic development and provide better convenience for people in Singapore and countries around the world.
- 1 An automated guideway transport system operates fully automatically on electricity. The use of rubber tires allows for a smooth and quiet ride.
- 2Conventionally, LRT is used as an abbreviation of “Light Rail Transit”, but in the case of Singapore’s Sengkang-Punggol LRT, the “R” refers to “Rapid” in accordance with the high-speed operation of this network.
- 3An APM is an AGT serving an airport. APMs connect terminals or link airports to their nearby ancillary facilities. They are adopted in airports around the world.