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Telvent awarded a new contract for tunnel management in Brazil
Telvent technology will help CCR Rodoanel to enhance 240,000 daily road users’ safety on the western section of the Greater Sao Paulo Beltway.
March 3, 2011 – Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it has been selected by CCR Rodoanel to implement its Telvent SmartMobilityTM Tunnel solution on the western section of Sao Paulo’s Beltway, known as Rodoanel Mario Covas. Once completed, the Sao Paulo Beltway will enable better allocation of traffic flows across the Metropolitan Region of Sao Paulo (MRSP), as well as a reduction in traffic congestion in central Sao Paulo.
With a daily traffic flow of 240,000 vehicles and one of the widest and longest tunnels in Brazil, CCR Rodoanel and MRSP authorities have identified as a priority the enhancement of highway safety and security, especially in their critical infrastructures. The new tunnel management system will provide operators in charge of highway’s three tunnels management and maintenance constant intelligence on what is happening inside the tunnel, enabling them to control traffic in real time and be prepared to respond quickly and effectively to any emergency situation occurring within the installations. This will lead to a substantial improvement in incident response times and more efficient management of maintenance plans.
Telvent will install Telvent SmartMobilityTM Tunnel, based on its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology, which will allow operators to centralize both tunnel infrastructure and traffic management, giving them a comprehensive set of tools that will facilitate management, increasing security at the same time. Specifically, the following systems will be implemented and integrated into the control center: fire detection control, emergency and security signaling system, closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance, emergency intercom, variable message systems, lighting, ventilation, communications network, etc.
According to Telvent’s chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “The Brazilian market is very important for Telvent. This agreement demonstrates our active involvement in the Brazilian traffic sector and helps CCR Rodoanel and MRSP towards reaching the goal of improved safety throughout the road infrastructure network”.
This contract, along with the contract awarded recently to implement the tunnel management system for El Morro Alto Tunnels, enables Telvent to strengthen its position in the Brazilian market as a technological leader in intelligent transportation systems. The company has successfully completed numerous projects in Brazil, including several highway management projects, ticketing systems and the
Urban Traffic Control (UTC) development and maintenance in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte. Finally, it is worth mentioning that Telvent is the only company to have successfully installed a centralized tunnel management system for the Ecovias dos Inmigrantes tollway.
Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT) is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world’s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (www.telvent.com).
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