Cactus has signed an agreement with Banedanmark (Rail Net Denmark) to develop and deliver traffic management systems for Aalborg and the accompanying Frederikshavn-Aalborg section.
The project will begin immediately, with system start-up planned for early 2012. The agreement also includes an option for Rail Net Denmark to order further deliveries for the systems in Herning and Viborg. Along with the stations around Aalborg, this would mean that Cactus controls a significant percentage of the railway traffic in northern Jutland.
Cactus UniView delivered its first traffic management system back in 1993, for SL and the Roslagsbanan line. In 2005 systems were delivered to Lokalbanen for six railways in Zealand, and 2009 brought a breakthrough order for the Swedish Transport Administration and the Haparanda line.
“This is another prestigious order which we have won in competition with major international players. The Nordic railway market is facing some large investments over the next 15 years, and we are involved from the start. It looks as though our Railway business area will have plenty to do,” says Fredrik Bergström, CEO of Cactus.
Winning large orders for the Swedish Transport Administration and Rail Net Denmark within two years has attracted attention in the industry. Along with SL and Hovedstadens Lokalbaner, Cactus now has a solid platform in the railway sector.
“We have consciously chosen to focus on Denmark in our export endeavours. This is because it is one of the most exciting countries in Europe, with extensive modernisation programmes in signalling technology. The infrastructure owners have also shown great openness and professionalism when it comes to choosing suppliers,” says Jan Andreasson, Project Manager and Business Area Manager, Railway.