Sustainability Efforts Continue at Qatar Foundation as First Trams Arrive in Doha :Qatar Foundation (QF) has placed sustainability at the top of its agenda, and, with the first batch of trams for its ground-breaking QF Tram System officially arriving in Doha recently, it is now one step closer to transforming its flagship development, Education City, into an environmentally-friendly âsmart-cityâ.
Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Formed :The Railway Engineering Company Ltd. (âTREâ) today announced the change of its corporate name to Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd. (âHitachi Information Control Systems Europeâ). To expand traffic management and information control systems business, the new organisation brings together the products and experience of TRE with advanced traffic management and information control products from Hitachi, Ltd. and reinforced the company structure by integrating engineers of related organisations.
Alstom and NTL carry out the first test on the tracks of the Ayacucho tramway line :Alstom and NTL1 successfully tested the first tram on the tracks of the Ayacucho tramway line in Medellin, Colombia. The trams will be operated by Metro de Medellin on the 4.3 km-long line which connects the cityâs metro lines A and B and two new metrocable lines. The line, which comprises nine stations, is scheduled to be partially open by October 2015 and is expected to reach 85,000 passengers per day.
Review of Jeddah Metro Pre-tender :Senior governors and executives reviewed the Jeddah transportation progress, development and future plans prior the imminent lunch of the international tender. A meeting attended by Prince Mishaal bin Majed, governor of Jeddah, Hani Abu Ras, mayor of Jeddah, Saad bin Mohammed, adviser to Prince Khaled, Osama Abdouh, CEO of Jeddah Metro, and a team of officials and engineers of Jeddah Metro happened last week, as reported by Saudi newspaper Arab News.
ACES wins Jeddah Metro geotechnical works :The Jeddah branch of the Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES) has been awarded the geotechnical investigation for the preliminary engineering design phase for Jeddah Metro.
Siemens wins $520m substations deal in Qatar including Lusail :Siemens has been awarded a â¬470 million ($519.8 million) order by Qatar’s state-owned utility Qatar General Water & Electricity Corporation, also known as Kahramaa.