Siemens Pte Ltd and ST Engineering Electronics (STEE) Limited consortium have been awarded an S$18.8 million contract to develop and implement a Rail Enterprise Asset Management System (REAMS).
In a press release on Monday (20 August), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated that it currently tracks asset information using multiple systems on individual lines. With REAMS, it will integrate asset information and maintenance records across the entire rail system, so that the health of the various operating assets can be monitored holistically over their respective lifecycles.
REAMS will also be equipped with data analytics capabilities to monitor asset performance, identify potential faults before they occur, so that assets can be repaired or renewed pre-emptively, it added.
LTA stated that this shift towards data-driven just-in-time predictive maintenance and asset renewal is key to bringing rail reliability to the next level, and optimising overall lifecycle costs.
LTA stated that the implementation of REAMS will start with the Downtown Line (DTL).
The consortium will develop a software platform that will house and analyse data from DTL’s maintenance management system, its fleet of 92 trains and across six systems that are critical to DTL’s efficient operation, it added.
LTA noted that the core functions of REAMS are expected to be operational by mid-2020, while, other rail lines will be added to REAMS in phases thereafter.
LTA stressed that it is confident that the consortium’s deep experience with Singapore’s rail operating environment will enable it to successfully develop and implement REAMS, and to provide long-term support for the system.