Building on Global Scale, GE Will Provide a Simplified Interface and One-Stop Shop to Deliver a Holistic System Package for the Tampa Automated People Mover
GE’s Solution is Designed to be Reliable, Durable and Energy Efficient
TAMPA, FLA.—February 23, 2016—The future is urban. How we define this future will depend on how we enable growing cities to manage public transportation sustainably. GE (NYSE: GE) is committed to providing technology that allows the movement of people that is efficient, reliable and green. Thanks to GE’s proven track record on long distance rail projects, combined with its expertise in energy management, the company has been awarded a key contract by a team led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA).
MHIA is a major player in the rail sector, providing Tampa International Airport with the Automated People Mover (APM). GE’s Power Conversion business will provide power equipment and be responsible for system integration, engineering expertise and installation of the traction power substation, which will provide around-the-clock delivery of power to the APM.
GE has an extensive track record in the long distance rail market. This, coupled with a combination of its global presence and strong local expertise, allows the company to provide unparalleled support for this fast growing sector.
Reliability is the key to ensuring safety and the smooth transition of passengers. GE’s technology will convert the incoming 13.2 kilovolts of power to the 750 volts DC that is required to operate the APM. The system enjoys high availability and efficiency in power conversion. By working with local partners and panel builders and leveraging in-depth local knowledge, GE’s advanced solutions remain compliant with the transit space regulations.
“We are delighted to partner with MHIA, which is one of the biggest players in this sector. GE is also open for local partnerships. The fact that we source locally and can provide a high level of local content also plays a key role in this project,” said Sascha Heinecke, global sales leader for rail applications, GE’s Power Conversion business. “By utilizing our global scale and in-depth local knowledge, we have the confidence to successfully deliver this project.”