Hitachi and Mitsubishi Corporation Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Metro de Panamá, S.A. to Provide a Monorail System
Panama City, August 30th, 2018 – Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi), Ansaldo STS SpA (Ansaldo STS), a group company of Hitachi and Mitsubishi Corporation today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with Metro de Panamá, S.A. (MPSA) to provide a monorail system for Line 3 of Panama Metro.
Image of a monorail system for Line 3 of Panama Metro
The prime contractor for the project, including the civil works portions, will be selected by MPSA, and the subcontractor contract will be signed by the prime contractor and the companies.
Hitachi will provide 28 six-car trains. Signaling systems, telecommunication systems and power systems will be delivered by Ansaldo STS. Mitsubishi Corporation will be in charge of commercial affairs.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide yen-loan to support the improvement of urban transportation systems and efforts to combat climate change, which will be allocated to civil works projects and the procurement of the monorail system.
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