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GE wins contract for Gold Coast Light Rail project in Australia

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GE Energy Conversion has obtained a contract to produce electrification programs for the third stage of the Gold Coast Mild Rail mission (GCLR3) in Australia.

The contract was awarded by the John Holland Group for its shopper GoldLinQ, which was appointed by the Queensland Authorities to design, construct, function, and preserve the Gold Coast Mild Rail system.

Beneath the contract, GE will design, manufacture, and fee 4 1.5 MW 750V DC traction energy substations for the supply of traction energy for the 6.7km third stage of the sunshine rail system.

Designed by the Australian engineering staff, the 750V DC traction substations will comprise GE Energy Conversion electrification programs, resembling switchgear, transformers, rectifiers, circuit breakers, and isolators.

These programs will likely be built-in into the fabricated buildings for provide to the positioning.

A public transport system, Gold Coast Mild Rail connects communities to enterprise centres, medical, training, procuring and eating services.

The rail community extension will function eight new stations from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads.

GE plans to finish the GCLR3 mission by the center of 2025.

GE Energy Conversion Australia and New Zealand gross sales director Jeff Hanson stated: “Award of stage 3 Gold Coast Mild Rail mission presents an thrilling, additional alternative for GE Energy Conversion to leverage the success from the supply of Canberra Mild Rail, Newcastle Mild Rail, and the present works on Parramatta Mild Rail.

“We’re excited to proceed supporting this mission with our confirmed substation options, which will likely be engineered and delivered by our native engineering and mission administration staff.”

Lately, GE additionally secured contracts for mild rail tasks in Australia’s Canberra, Newcastle, and Parramatta.

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