French tech firm Thales wins maintenance contract for Dubai Metro

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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French multinational company Thales has secured a major contract to optimize the maintenance and performance of the signaling and communication systems of the Dubai Metro, the world’s longest automated metro line.

The contract was awarded by the French-Japanese consortium led by Keolis that includes Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC).

Founded in 2000, Thales is a company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defense, transportation, and security markets.

According to the statement, Thales will provide corrective and predictive maintenance, on-demand system enhancements, repairs, and spares for the red and green metro lines as well as the Route 2020 expansion.

Bernard Roux
Bernard Roux
Thales – UAE

“Thales has been a long-standing partner in UAE’s mission for urban mobility, supporting this vision through industry, innovation, and education. We are committed to building a future that we can all trust, and we are working closely with Keolis-MHI and the RTA to ensure the highest standards of operations and maintenance on the Dubai Metro.”

“We are committed to enhancing the passenger experience and delivering on RTA’s vision of world-class, smart, and sustainable mobility for the people of Dubai. We are pleased to partner with Thales, whose proven experience and expertise in working with RTA on the Dubai metro network makes them the right trusted partner,” commented Mr. Thibaut Paillat, Mobilization and Transformation Director of Keolis-MHI.

Thales has a longstanding partnership with the RTA, working with the authority on the Dubai Metro to enhance urban mobility and provide the latest enhancements to solutions that are already in service.

In March, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) selected Keolis-MHI to operate the metro and tram networks for the next 15 years.

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