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SBS Transit, ST Kinetics ink MOU to work together on rail maintenance
TRANSPORT operator SBS Transit and ST Kinetics have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to strengthen maintenance and engineering capabilities for rail operations in Singapore.
Under the MOU, SBS Transit will leverage on ST Kinetic's capabilities in testing and repair, maintenance, engineering and obsolescence management to support SBS Transit's rail operations. Meanwhile, ST Kinetics will be able to further develop its technical capabilities by entering the rail maintenance industry.
The two companies will leverage on automation, data analytics and robotics solutions to improve operational productivity and efficiency.
SBS chief executive Gan Juay Kiat said: "This collaboration will help us deepen our capabilities in rail repairs and maintenance. We are always looking at new and innovative ways to further improve rail reliability and provide our commuters with a robust system."
"This partnership with SBS Transit marks ST Kinetics' entry into rail MRO and engineering," added Lee Shiang Long, president of ST Kinetics. "While we are new to the rail segment, we are an experienced and established player, having built up a strong engineering base in design and development of various platforms, through-life management and systems integration for 50 years."
Under the first agreement, which was signed on Wednesday, ST Kinetics will provide expertise and services to refurbish electronics components that are used in SBS Transit's trains on the North-East Line as well as the Light Rail Vehicles on the Sengkang-Punggol Light Rail Transit systems.