EXPO 2020 Dubai keeps on attracting the attention of people from all over the world, and uSky Transport welcomes the guests of the world exhibition at uSky Test & Certification Centre.
This time, uSky Test & Certification Centre was attended by guests from different countries.
Mrs. Natalia Ivanova, Russia, is a sales expert, speaker at one of the largest business communities in Russia and the CIS, LIKE Center, speaker at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.
Mrs. Oksana Aksenenko, Russia is an expert in supporting students in online schools, business coach, analyst. Her team organized customer service and security at such international projects as the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014, the Ice Hockey World Championship 2016, the Confederation Cup, the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Mr. Samuel Benedict Ogbonnaya, Nigeria is the CEO of Tafabot, a Crypto Futures Trading Robot.
Mr. Anatoly Zhiltsov, Russia, is a co-owner of a chain of restaurants, a chain of barbershops, a food-tech manufacturing enterprise, and other business projects. From 2011 to 2015, Attaché to the Consul of the Republic of Seychelles and member of the Board of Directors of the World Innovation Center.
The tour for visitors began with an introductory conversation at uSky Transport office, followed with the passenger station visit and test ride in a safe and certified tropical uCar.
The test ride brought the passengers to the service station with the integrated control room, where they got familiar with the software and hardware complex of supervisory control and data acquisition, thus becoming personally certain that control system is easy to operate and resilient.
The visitors were raising questions about the safety of uSky transport system and the evacuation system and were told about high standards of design and construction, which serve to ensure the safety of uSky Transport Solutions. The certification of electric vehicles is a key measure to ensure compliance with safety standards. And uCar is equipped with an emergency towing device that allows one to tow the EV to the service station for maintenance.
A 6-seat high-speed electric vehicle uFlash was of particular interest to the visitors, especially for its paramount travel speed of 500 km/h. uFlash is designed for intercity and international commuting on uSky overpass with uSky rail serving as its core.
The main point of interest for the guests was the construction cost of uSky transport and infrastructure complex as well as a project duration and subsequent operating costs.
The cost of uSky transport and infrastructure construction varies in the range from $4 mln/km and is a function of customers’ mandate, which is determined by the following parameters:
function: passenger, freight, miхed-use, urban, or high-speed intercity mode;
ridership per year, day, at rush hours;
design speed – 150 km/h, 250 km/h, 350 km/h, 500 km/h;
terrain – plain, rugged area, foothills, mountains, etc.;
natural and climatic conditions that affect the design and technological features of uSky in the area of project implementation, such as bearing capacity of soils, the presence of permafrost, sea shelf, jungle, desert, taiga, extreme air temperatures and wind loads, heavy snowfalls and heavy rains, sandstorms and tornadoes, floods and earthquakes, the presence of wide natural obstructions (gorge, river, lake, swamp, etc.), etc.;
track length, span length, intermediate supports height, height of passenger stations and cargo terminals;
the number of passenger stations, the number of loading and unloading cargo terminals on the track, etc.
Given the many factors affecting the technical and economic performance, the exact cost of each specific uSky complex can only be determined as a result of pre-project studies.
The cost of uSky transport and infrastructure complex includes:
off-the-ground transport and logistics infrastructure: passenger stations and terminals, cargo loading and unloading terminals, workshops and depots, rail switches, etc.;
uSky rail transport overpass – single-track, double-track or multi-track;
rolling stock – rail electric vehicles uPods on steel wheels;
automatic control system;
MEP and services, power supply and communication systems;
design and survey;
construction and installation;
uSky project implementation timeline:
design and survey work – 1–1.5 years;
construction works – 1.5–2.5 years.
Operating costs of uSky transport and infrastructure complex depend on the following factors:
total number of electric vehicles and their capacity;
ridership (per year, per day, at rush hours);
estimated speed of rolling stock on a track;
number of passenger stations, railway stations, cargo loading and unloading terminals within the complex;
features of the natural and climatic conditions of the operation of the complex (such as the Far North, tropics, permafrost, sea shelf, mountains, jungle, desert, taiga, etc.), terrain and other natural characteristics (maximum and minimum air temperature, wind speed and wind loads, snowfalls, heavy rains, sandstorms and tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, etc.), the presence of wide obstructions (gorges, rivers, swamps), etc.;
the power cost and salaries in the project area, etc.
Operating costs in any individual case of uSky transport and infrastructure can range from 20 to 100 thousand USD per year for a single kilometre of the complex. The exact cost of operation of each specific uSky complex can only be determined as a result of pre-feasibility studies.
uSky Transport has all requisite resources and capabilities to implement its projects in any region of the world. The company aims to enter the global market by offering its customers high-quality, safe and eco-friendly transport solutions as well as quality along with reliable business relationships.