• Rail
  • 2010
  • Asia
11 August 2010

1st monorail project in India awarded to DAMM

DAMM Cellular Systems has been awarded the contract to provide TETRA based mission-critical radio communication system for the 1st Monorail in India.

India's first Monorail Project in Mumbai, has been awarded to a joint consortium between SCOMI and L&T by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The first phase of the Mumbai Monorail Project will have 2 lines and cover 19 Kms with 17 stations.

DAMM will supply state-of-art TetraFlex® solution to meet the requirements of the customer for a feature rich, reliable and safe communication system. DAMM TetraFlex® solution is a completely IP based solution with distributed architecture that provides the much needed fault tolerance to communication networks such as the one being installed for the Mumbai monorail. The DAMM TetraFlex®solution is integrated to the telephony network, public announcement system, onboard train communication system, centralized recording system and signaling system.

Consort Digital, regional partner for DAMM Cellular Systems and an established TETRA system integrator, will be responsible for supply, installation, integration and commissioning of the entire project. Train borne radio equipment will be provided by Sepura, a leading independent TETRA terminal supplier. Consort will supply and integrate Sepura radio terminals with the on board systems for providing a complete modern, reliable and user-friendly on board communication system to Mumbai Monorail.

Mr. Per Skovsund, Director of Systems business at DAMM states: "With the partnership of Consort Digital, we have achieved a strong market position in India, and we are very proud now to play such an important role in the prestigious first monorail project in Mumbai, which further strengthens our strong position as preferred communication infrastructure supplier to the transport sector worldwide."

"Commissioning a high quality and reliable RCS is vital when meeting Scomi's requirements for operational safety, reliability and efficiency for the monorail project.  We are pleased to be associated with DAMM Cellular Systems, whose user-friendly and cost effective radio communications systems will compliment the efficiency and superior functioning of the Mumbai Monorail System which is being provided by Scomi Group," said Mr. Suhaimi Yaacob, Country President of Scomi India.

About Mumbai Monorail
The Mumbai Monorail Project was proposed by the MMRDA with an objective, to support public rapid transit system such as suburban rail system and metro rail system. Scomi Engineering Bhd and its consortium partner Larsen & Toubro secured the USD 545.02 million, Mumbai Monorail Project from MMRDA in November 2008. The first 20-Km corridor of the monorail system is set to act as a feeder service to connect the mass transport systems like the existing suburban rail and the upcoming metro rail in the city. This complementing public transportation system is likely to de-congest the traffic in the area, improve connectivity and reduce travel time for commuters.

The Mumbai monorail project which is expected to be completed by 2011 is a 20-kilometre route between Jacob Circle and Chembur with one central depot and about 22 user-friendly and highly secured stations. Each monorail with four coaches will have a capacity to accommodate about 600 passengers thereby carrying nearly three hundred thousand commuters on a daily basis in the proposed route. At start of service the line will be operated with 15 sets of four-car trains running from 5 a.m. to midnight.

The Mumbai Monorail is also a green project as Scomi saves 200 tones of CO2 a day on the monorail.

About Scomi Group Bhd
Scomi Group Bhd, which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd and its Group of Companies are involved in three core businesses: Oilfield Services, Public Transportation and Marine Services. The Group offers Drilling Fluids & related engineering services, Drilling Waste Management solutions, distribution of related oilfield products & services, marine vessel services, machine shop services, urban transportation solutions involving monorail systems and busses, supply of industrial and production chemicals and carbon dioxide (CO2) separation. With offices at 68 locations in 33 countries, Scomi derives most of its business from its international operations, which is backed by almost 50 years of experience in the industry servicing numerous local and multinational companies. For further information, please visit: http://www.scomigroup.com.my/

About DAMM
DAMM Cellular Systems A/S is a world leading provider of scalable, flexible, user friendly and cost effective TETRA infrastructure products to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. Being a key player for more than 25 years within professional radio communication DAMM is taking the lead in TETRA technology through superior engineering and constant focus on customer needs and reduced complexity.

The DAMM TetraFlex® system provides the most cost effective solution, fastest deployment of TETRA infrastructure, easy access to responsive support and the full benefit from leading edge technology. DAMM solutions are available worldwide through an exclusive network of partners. 

For more information visit www.damm.dk

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