Sojitz and Meidensha received Two Orders for Power Supply Equipment for the New Lines of MTR Corporation
May 25, 2012
Sojitz Corporation and Meidensha Corporation received two orders to deliver traction power supply equipment for new lines which are now under construction by the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL).
One of the two orders is for the South Island Line (East) [SIL(E)] which connects Admiralty to South Horizons via Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang and Lei Tung on Hong Kong Island through a 7km long railway comprising tunnel and viaduct sections with five stations. Upon completion, the SIL(E) will be the first railway line connecting the southern part of the Island with the MTR network.
Sojitz and Meidensha received an order from GTECH Services (Hong Kong) Limited for deliver traction power supply equipment including switchgear and transformers. This order also includes Regenerative Energy Absorbing Equipment, called CAPAPOST, which is recognized as an environmental friendly product in terms of CO2 reduction and economic efficiency. CAPAPOST is the unique system fully developed by Meidensha and applied Electric Double Layer Capacitor where CAPAPOST absorbs electrical energy re-generated when train de-accelerates and discharge; feed the power to the accelerating train.
[The picture of CAPAPOST]
Upon successful commissioning and subsequent operation in MTR which is one of the top railway operators in Asia, CAPAPOST potentially deliver benefit to other railway operators as an one of the solution to railway operation seeking for environmental friendly and economic efficiency.
Sojitz and Meidensha also achieved another order from GTECH for MTR’s West Island Line and Kwun Tong Line Extension in April of 2011. Both orders have been realized within this fiscal year. Sojitz and Meidensha have experience in delivering traction power supply equipment to the Airport Express Line connecting Hong Kong Airpor, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island in 1998.