A consortium led by Malaysia’s Scomi Engineering Bhd has won a RM2.6 billion contract to build an 18km monorail line in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. The contract, beginning in July this year, will see Scomi and three local partners cover every aspect of the line’s construction from design, supply, manufacture and implementation.

The 18km ‘Gold Line’ monorail will need to carry 250,000 passengers per day from Jabaquara to Sau Paulo-Morumbi. Scomi itself will manage design and delivery of 24 three-car vehicle sets, and supply a vehicle management system (VMS), design for switches, system integration, system assurance, and testing & commissioning. The contract also includes construction of 18 stations.

Sao Paulo has six million cars, one of the world’s largest fleets, and is famous for its chronic traffic congestion. Currently, the city operates a suburban train system, a fast-lane bus network, and is in the process of constructing an underground metro. Scomi Engineering specializes in monorail and bus systems as well as specialized vehicles like tankers and compactors, and is moving into more international markets after supplying its products to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions for years.

source & article: The Edge Malaysia, Scomi Engineering