Alstom announce expanded presence in Saudi Arabia
Posted: 27 October 2022 | Elliot Robinson (Editorial Assistant - Global Railway Review) | No comments yet
Alstom will establish a HealthHub digital centre in Saudi Arabia, reinforcing their commitment to Saudi Vision 2030.
Data captured by the train scanner. Credit: Alstom/7ème bureau The image depicts an employee sitting at a desk surrounded by deskptop screens in the TrainScanner control room. The screens are capuring data from the TrainScanner. TrainScanner – Poland
Alstom have announced the opening of a new regional office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The new office will serve as a hub for the development of Alstom’s operations across the Gulf and the wider region, providing marketing, tax, and finance services to the region, in addition to railway maintenance services, supplier quality development and monitoring.
The new office will also serve to further leverage Saudi Vision 2030 to encourage regional talent development, and actively build localised capability in the Kingdom, in alignment with Alstom’s growth.
Within this new regional office, Alstom will bring its condition-based and predictive maintenance solution, HealthHub to Riyadh to support the railway infrastructure innovations in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom’s HealthHub digital centre will start monitoring a fleet of 748 cars in real-time for Riyadh Metro, Jeddah Airport People Mover, and Haramain High-Speed Train. The centre will be operated by a team of rail mobility engineers and data scientists with an opportunity to provide advanced expertise and digital services to both Alstom and non-Alstom rolling stock, infrastructure and signalling in and outside of the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia has been a home for Alstom for over 70 years, and Alstom is proud to be fortifying its presence in the Kingdom. Establishing the HealthHub digital centre and new regional office in Riyadh will provide Alstom with the opportunity to access high-echelon talent and contribute to the next chapter of the Kingdom’s development.
HealthHub is Alstom’s proven solution for condition-based and predictive maintenance, continuously monitoring the health of railway assets, maximising availability and reliability, while optimising lifecycle costs. HealthHub anticipates faults before they occur, avoiding over-maintenance, reducing the need for physical inspection, and decreasing train downtime by up to 30 per cent.
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Alstom and Saudi Arabia
Alstom first arrived in Saudi Arabia in the 1950s. Since then, Alstom has become a key contributor to the advancement of the region’s transport infrastructure. More recent projects in the Kingdom include the supply of an integrated Metro System for Lines 4, 5 and 6 as part of the FAST Consortium and line 3 within the ArRiyadh New Mobility Consortium (ANM). As a Member of FLOW, Alstom provides Operation and Maintenance services for Lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh Metro. For the Haramain high-speed rail line between Mecca and Medina, Alstom supplied Talgo with the Mitrac TC 3300 propulsion equipment and Flexifloat high speed bogies for the powerheads of the 35 very high-speed trains as well as the VIP train for the 450km line and is contracted with the maintenance. Additionally, Alstom is responsible for the construction of King Abdullah Financial District’s monorail transit system. Finally, Alstom is the supplier and operation and maintenance provide of the turnkey Innovia APM 300 automated people mover system at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.