Iron Ore Company of Canada Awards $14M Contract to GE Harris Railway Electronics

April 29, 1997
MELBOURNE, Florida/MONTREAL, Canada -- Montreal-based Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOCC) has selected GE Harris Railway Electronics as prime contractor to implement an automated, communications-based train control system and several new safety enhancing products at the IOCC's operations in Newfoundland and Quebec. The award from IOCC totals more than U.S. $14 million and involves installations at two IOCC railway operations: the Carol Lake Mining Automatic Train Operation (ATO) in Labrador City, Newfoundland, and the Quebec North Shore and Labrador (QNS&L) Railway, which operates from Sept-Iles, Quebec.

Several GE Harris systems willbe phased into IOCC train operations over the next 24 months. The ATO-2000 system is a communications-based traffic planning and control system that applies the FORESIGHTâ„¢ movement planning system, which will increase mining operation throughput with improved train movement and reliability. In addition, GE Harris will integrate a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, newcode-line technology, and proximity detection devices forimproved safety and reliability in railway operations.

GE Harris Railway Electronics, LLC is a joint venture formed between the General Electric Company and Harris Corporation in 1995. Based in Melbourne, Florida, GE Harris is a growing provider of electronics, communications, and train control technology for the global railroad industry.

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Editors Note: For further information,contact Ellen Klee, GE Harris Railway Electronics, L.L.C., 407 N.John Rodes Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32934, at 407/242-5038, fax407/242-4118, or email