In 2000, an MHI-led consortium was awarded a contract to install the first export of the Japanese high-speed railway system ("Bullet Train"), connecting the cities of Taipei and Kaohsiung in Taiwan, which are a 345km distance apart. MHI acted as the integrator of all E&M Systems, including track work, for this project.
MHI Group was awarded a Full Turnkey LRT project to construct the guideway, stations, facilities, and light rail transit system in the heart of Manila, Philippines. We completed the project on time and within budget in December 1999 and have been providing maintenance service successfully, ever since.
MHI Group has developed a 100% Low Floor Light Rail Vehicle by teaming with the Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd., and Toyo Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd. targeting both domestic Japanese and overseas markets. The Low Floor LRV utilizes hub drive motors, which removes the need for bogie axles and allows the floor of the vehicle to be level with low station platforms, eliminating the requirement for steps from platform level to the vehicle floor.