10 September 2012, 12:30 pm

Ansaldo STS to deliver signalling, communications and train control systems for critical heavy haul rail duplication project in the Pilbara

Ansaldo STS (STS.MI), a Finmeccanica Company, through its subsidiary Ansaldo STS Australia, has been awarded a new EUR 65.1 million (A$ 80.2 million) contract to deliver the signalling, communications and transmission systems for Rio Tinto’s critical heavy haul Rail Capacity Enhancement Project 353 (RCE353) for its Pilbara operations.

When completed the railway duplication, extending from Emu siding to the port at Cape Lambert, will contribute to Rio Tinto’s objective of achieving an overall system capacity of 353 million tonnes of iron ore per annum in 2015.

The contract award is the latest in a series of Rio Tinto heavy haul rail projects awarded to Ansaldo STS Australia under the Rio Tinto - Ansaldo STS Framework Agreement (RAFA) established in November 2010.

Ansaldo STS Australia has been designing and delivering signalling and communications solutions for heavy haul mining railways for more than 15 years. The company employs 700 people across Australia and has offices in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Perth and Karratha.

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