BEIJING, January 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, announced today that it signed the company’s first contract to provide the CTCS-2 Train Control Centers with Automatic Train Operation technology ("C2+ATO TCC") and other auxiliary systems and equipment to Foshan-Zhaoqing inter-city high-speed rail line ("Fozhao Line"), valued at RMB18.88 million or approximately USD $3.05 million. The total length of this line is 79.72 kilometers, with designed running speed of 200km/h – 250km/h. This line is expected to begin operation in 2015.
According to the terms of the contract, Hollysys will provide C2+ATO TCC, Temporary Speed Restriction Servers (TSRS), Line-side Electronic Units (LEU) and Balises to this line. C2+ATO TCC is an advanced technology compared with traditional C2-TCC, which will be mainly used in inter-city high-speed rail lines with similar function and working logic as subway running. Compared with traditional TCC, the C2+ATO TCC adds a Communication Server (CCS) to send control signals of opening or closing gates to the platform gate control system while collecting information such as platform gate, flood gate and emergency shutdown etc. and then sending the information to the Communication Server.
ATO stands for Automatic Train Operation, which works under the protection of Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and can realize automatic train operation, precise shutdown of the train, platform automatic operation, train’s automatic running adjustment and other functions, which ensures efficient, comfortable, on time, precise shutdown and energy saving operation. The C2+ATO TCC works together with the on-board signaling equipment ATP with ATO function, as the critical control elements in the high-speed railway signaling systems to ensure the safety and reliability of the high-speed railway operation.
Fozhao Line connects Foshan city and Zhaoqing city, which is a significant part of the high-speed rail network in the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province. This line is designed with 11 stations and a total length of 79.72 kilometers. Fozhao Line will start from Foshan West Station (not included), then pass by Shishan, Sanshui and Yundonghai and then reach within the boundary of Zhaoqing, pass by Dawang Development Zone and other stations, arrive at Duanzhou with 11 stations along the route.
After the operation of Fozhao Line and several other lines within the Pearl River Delta, it will release the transportation pressure of 9 cities in the Pearl River Delta and Qingyuan City within the area and create a large and transport-convenient community for those cities, optimize resource allocation and realize balanced development of the regional economy. After construction is finished, the Pearl River Delta will have an approximately 3,800 kilometer intercity railway transportation network (High-Speed Railway included), with Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai as the main hubs, cover main cities and towns within the area and create a convenient, fast, reliable and efficient intercity railway transportation network.
Hollysys’ management commented: "We are very excited about this breakthrough contract win to supply the C2+ATO ground-based signaling system and equipment to Fozhao Line, which is the first C2+ATO contract win for Hollysys, which demonstrates our leading technology, enhances our opportunity to gain more ATO technology based intercity high-speed rail signaling system contracts, lays the foundation for winning Communication Server and ATP with ATO function contracts of following projects, accumulates experience of C2+ATO type lines, and helps the company to further penetrate China’s south intercity high-speed rail market. In the future, Hollysys will continue to work closely with the China Railway Corporation and national and local railway authorities to leverage our strong R&D capability, effective management and execution, and high-quality products and service, make more contributions to China’s railway construction, explore the vast rail and subway opportunities both in China and abroad, and create value for our shareholders."
About Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI)
Hollysys Automation Technologies is a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China that enables its diversified industry and utility customers to improve operating safety, reliability, and efficiency. Founded in 1993, Hollysys has approximately 3,600 employees with nationwide presence in over 60 cities in China, with subsidiaries and offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, India, and serves over 5,000 customers more than 20,000 projects in the industrial, railway, subway & nuclear industries in China, South-East Asia, and the Middle East. Its proprietary technologies are applied in its industrial automation solution suite including DCS (Distributed Control System), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), RMIS (Real-time Management Information System), HAMS (HolliAS Asset Management System), OTS (Operator Training System), HolliAS BATCH (Batch Application Package), HolliAS APC Suite (Advanced Process Control Package), SIS (Safety Instrumentation System), high-speed railway signaling system of TCC (Train Control Center), ATP (Automatic Train Protection), Subway Supervisory and Control platform, SCADA (Surveillance Control and Data Acquisition), nuclear power plant automation and control system and other products.
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