SINGAPORE: ST Kinetics has entered the rail sector with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on April 26 with SBS Transit, which operates two metro lines and two light metro lines in Singapore.

The two parties have entered a strategic partnership to collaborate on rail maintenance and engineering, including testing, repair and obsolescence management. Specific areas of co-operation include automation and robotics, as well as data analytics to improve the resilience of SCADA systems.

The first contract to be signed under the MoU is for ST Kinetics to support the refurbishment of electronic components on the fleets that SBS Transit operates on the North East Line of the metro, and the Sengkang and Punggol light metro lines.