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

Tokyo, Japan, Dec 28, 2005 - (JCN) - 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 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, 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 system, operation management, communications and platform screen doors. 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 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 market.

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Date:Dec 29, 2005
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