Washington Dulles International Airport: Sumitomo Team To Build Automated People Mover

Nov 06, 2002, 00:00 ET from Sumitomo Corporation of America

    NEW YORK, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA)
 has been selected by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to
 construct an Automated People Mover (APM) system at Washington Dulles
 International Airport, it was announced today.
     The $200 million contract will include the design, engineering,
 construction, and vehicle delivery as well as operations and maintenance of
 the new system for five years.  Sumitomo will work with Mitsubishi Heavy
 Industries (MHI) to supply and build the APM.
 
     Completion date for the project is 2008.
 
     The APM system will have four stations, and the trains will ride on rubber
 wheels below ground for some two miles.  It will connect the Dulles Main
 Terminal with Concourse A, B and C.  Departing passengers using the secure APM
 system will have already cleared security, and they will remain "secure"
 during their brief ride to terminals and gates.
     "APMs speed the flow of people and play a valuable role in the future
 efficiency and security of our nation's airports," said Gino Antoniello, SCOA
 vice president for transportation systems.  "We are pleased to introduce the
 Crystal Mover APM to the US and be part of this important project in the
 nation's capital."
     The APM technology is presently operating in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo,
 Yokohama, Hiroshima, Kobe, and other locations.  The clean lines and unique
 diamond shape of the Crystal Mover makes it an aerodynamic work of art.  It is
 a pleasing, high-quality system with a solid record for efficient, safe
 operation in a wide range of environments.  The Crystal Mover's high-tech
 interiors provide exceptional visibility and a smooth, comfortable ride.
     SCOA won the APM project in a competitive process supervised by the MWAA.
 The MWAA Board of Directors made their decision to award the project to the
 Sumitomo team at their meeting today.
     The project team with SCOA as the prime contractor includes; MHI as the
 system integrator and vehicle manufacturer, and Alcatel Transport Automation
 Solutions as the automatic train control supplier.  Subcontractors that SCOA
 has teamed with include more than 20 local businesses in the Washington D.C.
 area, 18 of which are companies certified as Local Disadvantaged Business
 Enterprises (LDBEs).  They include; Eastern Electrical, a Virginia based
 company which will provide electrical/communication installation; Prince
 Construction Co., Inc., a Washington, D.C. based company, which will provide
 and install rebar and concrete; and VARCO/MAC, a Maryland based company, which
 will provide the power delivery for the system.  SCOA has a strong track
 record for organizing sophisticated project teams that enhance LDBE companies
 and programs.
     "We are proud of the Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprises we have
 partnered with on the Dulles project, and we look forward to working with MWAA
 and the local community to maximize the economic benefits to the region," said
 Antoniello.  "Our experience has proven that local companies are critical to
 the success of large projects."
     Sumitomo together with MHI have 30 years of APM experience with seven APM
 systems installed, including systems in Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong.  The
 team recently entered the construction phase to build a Crystal Mover system
 for the Miami International Airport's North Terminal.
 
     Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA) celebrates its fiftieth year of
 business in the U.S. this year and has 12 offices nationwide.  The company, a
 wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, has developed, managed and
 delivered transit systems for Chicago's METRA, the Northern Illinois Commuter
 Transportation District, the Maryland Mass Transit Administration,
 California's CALTRANS Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, the Los Angeles
 County MTA, and the New York City Transit Authority.
 
     Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is a manufacturer of ships, airplanes,
 aerospace and heavy equipment, and transit systems.  MHI has been a world
 leader in APM technology for 30 years.
 
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    NEW YORK, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA)
 has been selected by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to
 construct an Automated People Mover (APM) system at Washington Dulles
 International Airport, it was announced today.
     The $200 million contract will include the design, engineering,
 construction, and vehicle delivery as well as operations and maintenance of
 the new system for five years.  Sumitomo will work with Mitsubishi Heavy
 Industries (MHI) to supply and build the APM.
 
     Completion date for the project is 2008.
 
     The APM system will have four stations, and the trains will ride on rubber
 wheels below ground for some two miles.  It will connect the Dulles Main
 Terminal with Concourse A, B and C.  Departing passengers using the secure APM
 system will have already cleared security, and they will remain "secure"
 during their brief ride to terminals and gates.
     "APMs speed the flow of people and play a valuable role in the future
 efficiency and security of our nation's airports," said Gino Antoniello, SCOA
 vice president for transportation systems.  "We are pleased to introduce the
 Crystal Mover APM to the US and be part of this important project in the
 nation's capital."
     The APM technology is presently operating in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo,
 Yokohama, Hiroshima, Kobe, and other locations.  The clean lines and unique
 diamond shape of the Crystal Mover makes it an aerodynamic work of art.  It is
 a pleasing, high-quality system with a solid record for efficient, safe
 operation in a wide range of environments.  The Crystal Mover's high-tech
 interiors provide exceptional visibility and a smooth, comfortable ride.
     SCOA won the APM project in a competitive process supervised by the MWAA.
 The MWAA Board of Directors made their decision to award the project to the
 Sumitomo team at their meeting today.
     The project team with SCOA as the prime contractor includes; MHI as the
 system integrator and vehicle manufacturer, and Alcatel Transport Automation
 Solutions as the automatic train control supplier.  Subcontractors that SCOA
 has teamed with include more than 20 local businesses in the Washington D.C.
 area, 18 of which are companies certified as Local Disadvantaged Business
 Enterprises (LDBEs).  They include; Eastern Electrical, a Virginia based
 company which will provide electrical/communication installation; Prince
 Construction Co., Inc., a Washington, D.C. based company, which will provide
 and install rebar and concrete; and VARCO/MAC, a Maryland based company, which
 will provide the power delivery for the system.  SCOA has a strong track
 record for organizing sophisticated project teams that enhance LDBE companies
 and programs.
     "We are proud of the Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprises we have
 partnered with on the Dulles project, and we look forward to working with MWAA
 and the local community to maximize the economic benefits to the region," said
 Antoniello.  "Our experience has proven that local companies are critical to
 the success of large projects."
     Sumitomo together with MHI have 30 years of APM experience with seven APM
 systems installed, including systems in Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong.  The
 team recently entered the construction phase to build a Crystal Mover system
 for the Miami International Airport's North Terminal.
 
     Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA) celebrates its fiftieth year of
 business in the U.S. this year and has 12 offices nationwide.  The company, a
 wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, has developed, managed and
 delivered transit systems for Chicago's METRA, the Northern Illinois Commuter
 Transportation District, the Maryland Mass Transit Administration,
 California's CALTRANS Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, the Los Angeles
 County MTA, and the New York City Transit Authority.
 
     Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is a manufacturer of ships, airplanes,
 aerospace and heavy equipment, and transit systems.  MHI has been a world
 leader in APM technology for 30 years.
 
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