(EnergyAsia, March 21 2011, Monday) — AEG Power Solutions, a Frankfurt, Germany-based global provider of premium power electronics, said it has appointed KML Engineering Ltd as its representative to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s (SAR) railway network and public utility sectors.

AEG said the agreement covers all products including uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems or AC UPS systems, DC power supply systems or DC UPS systems, rectifiers, chargers and batteries.

The company offers power components to the railways that match the life expectancy of the trains themselves, using premium industrial-grade components built to withstand extreme weather conditions, high-temperature and seismic environments.

AEG’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore coordinates offices and production facilities across China, Hong Kong, India and Malaysia in serving the infrastructure markets of energy, telecom, lighting, transportation and general industrial sectors.

The company’s system solutions are designed to interface with the electrical power grid and to offer power solutions for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, such as power plants, offshore oil rigs, chemical refineries, and utility-scale renewable energy plants.

John Taylor, AEG managing director and regional sales vice president for Asia & Middle East, said:

“Hong Kong is undertaking a major expansion of its railway network over the next five years at a cost of more than £11 billion. Five new rail projects of varying size and complexity are currently at different stages of planning and construction. Once completed, they will add 60 kilometres to Hong Kong’s railway network. (US$1=UK£0.62).

We selected KML after diligently scrutinising the strategic options. We are convinced the company is the ideal partner to further develop our participation in these prestigious projects to the highest quality standards, given its vast regional expertise and track record in systems integration and delivery.”

Hong Kong-based KML has been providing professional E&M system engineering services for railway and road transport infrastructure projects for over 30 years and is presently assisting in expanding and modernising the territory’s railway network.

KML’s clientele include MTR Corp Ltd (MTRCL), the Airport Authority HK (AA), Peak Tram, HK Jockey Club, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Highways Department, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) of the HK government, PCCW-HKT Ltd, HSBC, HK Exchanges & Clearing Ltd, and Swire Properties.

W P Hui, KML managing director, said:

“Developing railway and public utilities in Hong Kong is considered a dynamic and challenging assignment by most specialists – both technically and logistically. Being appointed a partner of AEG is a highly prestigious milestone for us. We consider it a challenge that gives us the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate our technical and intellectual capabilities both locally and regionally.”