Hitachi Elevator Philippines Awarded First Railway Project
Hitachi Elevator Philippines Corp., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has received an order for 67 units of elevators and escalators in the Philippines for the development of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Phase 1 project as its first railway system project, MarketScreener reports. The NSCR is part of an overall initiative by the Philippine government to expand the existing mass transportation in metropolitan Manila and adjacent areas to lessen traffic congestion in and around the capital city. The project includes two packages by two different contractors. Contract Package 1 will be constructed by Taisei-DMCI Joint Venture and calls for Hitachi Elevator Philippines to provide 13 elevators and 26 escalators for four stations. Contract Package 2 will be constructed by Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd. and calls for Hitachi Elevator Philippines to deliver eight elevators and 20 escalators for three stations. All the units are to be installed by May 2023.