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Marubeni, Hitachi, Obayashi, Others Sign Dubai Monorail Construction Contract.

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) - A group comprising Marubeni, Hitachi, Obayashi and several others, announced a construction supply contract worth approximately 390 million dollars with Nahkeel of Dubai for a passenger monorail monorail, railway system that uses cars that run on a single rail. Typically the rail is run overhead and the cars are either suspended from it or run above it.  system on December 14. The system is scheduled to start operation in December 2008.

Under this deal, Marubeni, as the sole main contractor, will construct and provide a straddle-beam monorail system 5.4 kilometers long with four stations. The system will be operated unmanned and be fully automatic, with a full turnkey handover n. 1. The act of relinquishing property or authority etc. to another; as, the handover of occupied territory to the original posssessors; the handover of power from the military back to the civilian authorities s>. , including civil engineering and construction.

The company's subcontractors under the contract are Hitachi, Ltd., Nippon Signal Co., Ltd., Omron Corporation Co., Ltd., a joint venture of Obayashi Corporation and Oriental Construction Co., Ltd., as well as Tonichi Engineering Consultants, Inc. and Tostems, Inc.

Hitachi will supply the cars, consisting of four trains each with three cars, as well as the electrification e·lec·tri·fy  
tr.v. e·lec·tri·fied, e·lec·tri·fy·ing, e·lec·tri·fies
1. To produce electric charge on or in (a conductor).

 system, operation management, communications and platform screen doors Platform screen doors and platform edge doors at train or subway stations screen the platform from the train. They are a relatively new addition to many metro systems around the world, with some platform doors later added to the system rather than installed with the metro . Nippon Signal will supply the signaling facilities while Omron will provide the automatic fare collection system.

Obayashi and Oriental will be responsible for the civil engineering and construction, while Tonichi Engineering Consultants, Inc. and Tostems, Inc. will provide the design supervision works.

Nakheel is one of Dubai's largest developers, and is currently planning the development of The Palm Jumeirah Coordinates:

The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government.
 Island and other major resort islands, such as The Palm Jebel Ali, The Palm Deira and the Waterfront. Our deal is the largest single contract for those related to The Palm Jumeirah Island.

Marubeni was awarded a power-generator/hydro construction contract at Abu Dhabi this January with total construction costs amounting to three billion dollars. The latest deal is a consecutive contract on a major infrastructure deal in the UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend.  market.

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