Skoda Transportation to Acquire Ekova Electric
Skoda Transportation has announced its intention to acquire Ekova Electric in the Czech city of Ostrava. Share transferral expected in 2021.
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At the show Thales will be presenting some of it’s most famous and successful technologies from their urban signalling solutions, CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) to their ETCS main line rail signalling solution. The CBTC system is Thales solutions to operating trains with high-performance whilst achieving energy reductions up to 15%. The CBTC system has been used in over 60 different projects over 30 cities world wide. Their ETCS signalling solution is to promote their seamless operation across borders and rail networks through its secure functions. The ETCS system has been installed into countries including Malaysia, South Korea and Turkey.
Thales has been an active part in Asia’s transportation market, with their growing success has come more contracts for the region. For example, in Malaysia, Thales has won many contracts to fit their CBTC solution on Kuala Lumpur LRTs Ampang and Kelana Jaya lines and its ETCS systems on the citys monorail. Thales also has had presence in Singapore, where they provided their CBTC solution for re-signalling projects on the North-South and East-West Lines of the MRT. Another contract that was also given to Thales in the region was for an Integrated Supervisory Control System, which includes the traffic management of the MRT’s North-East Line.
In terms of the development of local talent, the Group has also shown that their presence has gained confidence and commitment to the region in 2013 through the opening of the Regional Integration Centre in Singapore and the signalling of an MOU with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High-Technology (MIGHT) to promote human capital development for the county’s rail industry.
Nicolas Duhamel de Fougeroux, Country Director for Thales in Malaysia said: Following the realisation of important urban rail projects in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as well as our recent agreement with the Malaysian government to foster local talent for the rail industry,Thales will continue to accompany economic growth in this region through the implementation of new transport infrastructure and the modernisation of existing transport systems.
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