HLS Systems International Announces Signing of a $22 Million High Speed Railway Control Systems Contract.
The project was awarded to a consortium formed by HLS and Ansaldo STS, a leading technology company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange that operates in the global Railway and Mass Transit Transportation Systems business. The total contract value amounts to RMB660 million, or approximately US$97 million, with HLS' portion for the control system amounting to RMB151 million, or approximately US$22 million. HLS will begin recognizing revenues upon the commencement of the project in the current quarter. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.
Dr. Wang Changli, HLS' Chief Executive Officer commented, "The 300 kilometer per hour high speed train will be one of the fastest passenger trains in China and we are very excited to announce that HLS has been awarded the automation control system contract for this prestigious project. We have been successful in implementing our control systems in the current 200 kilometer per hour high speed rail lines in China and this new contract for the more advanced 300 kilometer per hour rail line is a testament to our high quality system design and performance.
HLS is one of only five companies authorized by China's Ministry of Railways to provide automation control systems for its railway systems, one of only three companies that have the capability to provide control systems for high speed rail networks and one of only two companies able to provide automation systems for trains with speeds of 300 kilometers per hour or greater. Based on our track record and close cooperation with the Ministry of Railways, we believe that HLS is well positioned to receive additional contracts in this 300 kilometer per hour rail category."
About HLS Systems International
HLS Systems International has become one of the leading automation systems providers in the PRC, developing a number of core technologies and completing numerous projects utilizing a wide array of automation products. With its philosophy of sincere concern for customers and its technical innovation capabilities, HLS Systems International specializes in the research, development, production, sale and distribution of industrial automation for digital railway signals and information systems, e-government, motor drive transmissions and safety controls for nuclear power reactors. To know more, start here: www.hollysys.com.
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