The Ansaldo Honolulu JV Team

























Ansaldo STS


Systems integrator and project manager, lead designer, and operations and maintenance manager.

Ansaldo STS is a leading technology company operating in the global railway and mass transit systems business.  Ansaldo STS provides traffic management, planning, train control and signaling systems, and associated services including management of rail operations and maintenance.  We act as lead contractor, project manager, and system integrator for major mass transit projects worldwide.  As lead contractor, Ansaldo STS provides end to end solutions for timely, successful, and on-budget turnkey projects of any size or complexity.  Ansaldo STS, headquartered in Genoa, Italy, employs more than 4,200 people in 28 different countries.  Ansaldo STS operations in the United States, based in Pittsburgh, PA, employ more than 900 people.  Ansaldo STS USA, formerly known as Union Switch & Signal Inc., will design and manufacture the driverless train control system based upon proven technology in daily revenue service throughout the world.

Ansaldo STS Business Lines include:

  • Mass Transit and Light Rail.  Ansaldo STS built the world’s first steel wheel driverless CENELEC-certified metro in Copenhagen.  Rome, Milan, Thessaloniki, Brescia and other cities have recently acquired similar driverless rail transit systems from Ansaldo.
  • Planning, Supervision, and Traffic Control.  Ansaldo STS develops industry-leading solutions to supervise and optimize complex rail infrastructures.  We excel at managing traffic in and out of the most demanding rail networks.
  • High Speed.  Ansaldo STS has successfully deployed its signaling systems on more than 50% of all high speed lines worldwide.
  • Freight.  Ansaldo STS provides full-service capabilities to large railway networks.
  • Components.  Ansaldo STS is well known as the supplier of choice for the most advanced and reliable signaling and train control components available today.
  • Operations and Maintenance.  Ansaldo STS operates 24/7 transportation systems and provides complete maintenance services to ensure around-the-clock availability.




Hitachi Rail Italy

Designer and manufacturer of passenger vehicles.

hitachi_logoHitachi Rail Italy is the company, part of Hitachi Rail Europe Group, specialized in the construction of rolling stock.

With more than 160 years of history in the rail and metro sector, Hitachi Rail Italy has a wide range of products, ranging from high speed to driverless metros.

Among these the best known is the ETR1000, developed in partnership with Bombardier, the very high speed train capable of reaching 350 km/h on the rail network and currently in operation in Italy for FSI-Trenitalia customer.

In the segment of local public transport, Hitachi Rail Italy is the world leader for the driverless metros, holding about the 30% of the world market.

In the field of regional trains Hitachi Rail Italy manufactures the Vivalto, successful example of double-deck vehicle and operating in most of Italy, and the TSR, high-capacity train in operation in Lombardy.

HRI has an extensive customer base both in the United States and worldwide including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Taipei, Lima, Copenhagen, Madrid, Riyadh, Rome, Naples, Milan, Florence, Genoa and many others. Using its production facility in Pittsburg, California, Hitachi Rail Italy maintains a complete passenger vehicle final assembly facility for U.S. projects.

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Johnson Controls

enJohnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers. Operating from 500 branch offices in more than 150 countries, the company is a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and security systems. Johnson Controls is involved in more than 500 renewable energy projects including solar, wind and geothermal technologies. Its solutions have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 16 million metric tons and generated savings of $7.5 billion since 2000. Many of the world's largest companies rely on Johnson Controls to manage 1.5 billion square feet of their commercial real estate.

For the Ansaldo Honolulu JV project, Johnson Controls will supply an integrated fire alarm system consisting of Johnson Controls IFC2-3030 panels. The IFC2-3030 supports up to 3,180 intelligent, addressable devices and one to ten Signaling Line Circuits (SLC) with up to 159 detectors and 159 modules per loop. The voice and telephone features eight channels of high quality digital audio used for emergency paging and simultaneous broadcasting of multiple messages; standard or customizable audio files; five channels of firefighter telephone; 50 or 75 watt amplifiers with four outputs per amplifier. For additional information about Johnson Controls security and fire alarm products please visit




Mass. Electric Construction Co.

MEC_logo_Blk_PMS300_2013Since our founding in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, Mass. Electric Construction Co.’s (MEC) philosophy has been to pursue electrical projects that require a higher level of technical and logistical skills.

Our projects span from the installation of turbines at the Panama Canal in the mid-1940’s to today’s modern transit systems with a focus on sustainable means, methods and materials. With over 80 years of continuous service, MEC has developed a foundation for sustained success. Our continued emphasis on the specialty electrical construction market means our capabilities are always progressing as we grow to new markets. Our fundamentals still guide us – providing a safe working environment for our employees, delivering quality projects to our clients. In 2002, MEC became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kiewit, one of North America’s largest and most respected construction, engineering and mining organizations.





logoThe long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Nokia is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.

As the telecom subsystems integrator of choice, Nokia helps urban and main line rail operators make every journey on-time, safe and reliable. Whether the need is to enhance, renew or build a communication network, Nokia is the ideal partner. With an unrivalled breadth of product and service portfolio and more than 30 years of experience in transportation systems integration, Nokia has proven expertise in designing, deploying, maintaining and operating mission-critical networks. These networks are the path to providing reliable voice and data services for train control, operations and emergency communications, multimedia collaboration, video protection and also passenger connectivity.

For the Ansaldo Honolulu JV project, Nokia will supply an integrated communications system consisting of LAN backbone, IP telephony, Integrated Communication Control System, fiber optic cabling, video surveillance, passenger information system, on-board communications system and Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS) for asset management. Nokia will follow the entire communications system project lifecycle: design, integration, test and commissioning.

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Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 87,000 employees worldwide, offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offerings include integrated mobility solutions, building and security technology, power distribution, Smart Grid applications, and low- and medium-voltage products.

sie_bigFor the Ansaldo Honolulu JV project, Siemens will supply 14 traction power DC rectifier substations at 750 volts and two tie breaker gap substations, as well as the emergency stop equipment at the metro depot and all stops on the line. The Siemens Rail Electrification portfolio includes products, systems and solutions in the areas of traction power supply, contact lines and network control technology for mass transit and mainline rail systems as well as for industrial applications. For more information about Siemens rail electrification solutions, visit





Stanley Access Technologies

STN_security_black_on_yellow_smStanley Black & Decker is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions, electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems and more. Stanley Black & Decker employs more than 45,000 associates worldwide.

 Since 1932, STANLEY Access Technologies has grown into one of the largest manufacturers, installers and service providers of automatic doors in North America. STANLEY is a leading provider of automated door systems specifically designed for the transportation industry. With a wide range of custom Platform Screen Doors (PSD) STANLEY has provided safe, innovative solutions for a variety of mass transit applications in major U.S. locations and around the world. STANLEY is constantly progressing in the areas of engineering and product development to deliver quality solutions customers have come to depend on. 

For the Ansaldo Honolulu JV project, STANLEY will design, fabricate and install the Platform Screen Gate (PSG) systems at each of the 21 passenger stations. The Platform Screen Gate provides an added level of passenger safety by providing a physical barrier between the passenger platform and moving trains. The key component of the PSG system is an Automated Screen Gate which opens only when the train reaches its stopping point, allowing passengers to safely enter and exit the train. In addition, the overall PSG system includes Emergency Egress doors, PSG control panels and interface to the overall system control network. To learn more about STANLEY Access Technologies please visit







Watts Constructors

Watts_ConstructorsHeadquartered in Honolulu, Watts Constructors is an established provider of construction services ranging in scope from utility projects, to large waterfront reconstruction, and large vertical construction projects.  In addition to our Honolulu, Hawaii headquarters, Watts’ office locations include Virginia, Guam, California, and Washington.

For the Ansaldo Honolulu JV project, Watts Constructors is providing the Traction Electrification Project Subcontract for the Honolulu Rail Transit System.  Watts is responsible for the construction of the Traction Electrification (systems to power the trains) for 16 traction power stations. Watts is also constructing the communications, fire alarm and UPS systems for the 21 rail stations and are responsible for the design and construction of the 3,500 SF Yard Control Bungalow, which will serve as the communication building.

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