Madrid, 14 October 2016 -
ADIF has awarded the consortium formed by Thales and Siemens a contract worth 39.3 million euros to upgrade the signalling installations, train protection systems and centralised traffic control for the Humanes-Monfragüe section of the Madrid-Valencia de Alcántara line.
The Humanes-Monfragüe section is 230 kilometres in length and forms part of the Madrid-Valencia de Alcántara conventional-gauge line, passing through the Madrid region and the provinces of Toledo and Cáceres in the west. It connects the high-speed line between Cáceres and Badajoz currently under construction.
Thanks to this project, the traffic control and signalling installations will be renewed, eliminating the current telephone blocks to switch to automatic mode. The new installations will also be compatible for integration with adjacent sections. The work will improve the safety and the automation of the signalling and the traffic control between both autonomous regions of Madrid and Extremadura.
Siemens España has around 3,400 employees in Spain (excluding companies in which it has a holding of up to 50%). The company has, at its disposal in Spain, global centres of excellence where it innovates, manufactures and exports, such as Cornellà (railway material), Getafe (portable radio-diagnostic equipment) and Rubí (electric material).
Siemens Rail Automation is the company that resulted from Siemens’ acquisition of the Invensys Rail Dimetronic group. The Mobility division provides integrated mobility solutions using the most advanced rail signalling and automatic train control technologies.
In Spain, Thales is a leader in high tech solutions applied to Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security markets, and a global centre of excellence for Space, Critical Infrastructure, Security and Transportation. With revenues of €300 million and a staff of 1,200, Thales España exports approximately 40% of its total production, principally to the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America. In the Transportation, Thales deploys the signalling on 70% of the Spain high speed network.
Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security markets. In 2015, the company generated revenues of €14 billion with 62,000 employees in 56 countries. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.