2 November 2022 – Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, and SMRT Trains, Singapore’s pioneer and dominant rail operator, are working together to explore the use of technology such as 3D-printed spare parts, autonomous robots and vision computing for predictive maintenance automation, and recoverable braking energy.
The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to establish a framework of cooperation and coordination between the two parties in the fields of railway operations and maintenance. By signing the MoU, the parties have taken a step towards accelerating railway innovation and revolutionising Singapore’s rail industry.
The collaboration will tap on SMRT Trains’ extensive local rail network operations and Alstom’s global research and development (R&D) resources. The teams from Alstom’s Innovation Station in Singapore and SMRT Trains will leverage the latest technologies such as additive manufacturing, data analytics, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, as well as the existing infrastructure such as the communications-based train control (CBTC) simulation facilities, to optimise efficiencies and security in railway operations and maintenance.
The MoU was inked by Alstom’s Director for Signalling and Infrastructure in East Asia, Singapore and Malaysia, Remi Rovira, and President of SMRT Trains, Lam Sheau Kai, during the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition 2022, in the presence of Alstom’s Asia Pacific President, Ling Fang, and Group Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corporation, Ngien Hoon Ping.