Finmeccanica: AnsaldoBreda wins the USD 300 million tender for the Miami Metro

AnsaldoBreda, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded the USD 300 million tender to supply 136 new metro cars for the Miami Metro, which is managed by Miami Metrorail.

The contract is for the development of six prototypes and 130 series carriages. The components for these new metro vehicles will be produced at AnsaldoBreda's Italian facilities, and assembled at a new plant the Company will build in Miami-Dade county. The vehicles will be state of the art - all equipped with low-energy consumption LED lighting, CCTV (closed circuit television) security systems, with a Wi-Fi connection for passengers - innovatively designed and fully compliant to the specific Florida and U.S. requirements and standards.

AnsaldoBreda is one of the main metro vehicle suppliers in the US, with a fleet of more than 1,000 cars in several US cities, such as Washington DC, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Cleveland and San Francisco. Most recently the first refurbished vehicles entered into service in Buffalo, while the Honolulu driverless metro is currently under construction in partnership with Ansaldo STS.

"This further success for AnsaldoBreda - said the CEO of the company Maurizio Manfellotto - shows how our worldwide re-positioning program is achieving the expected results. We are increasingly able to offer innovative products both in terms of technology and quality, maintaining a high level of competitiveness. On this occasion we have taken the lead over our French and Spanish qualified competitors in the US market where we have been present for many years".

Miami 09/11/2012