Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received an order for 40 additional BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). The contract is valued at approximately 43 million euros ($55 million US) and is a follow-on to the original order for 74 vehicles announced recently in June. Delivery will follow the completion of existing contract delivery and is expected to end in 2011. With the new order DMRC will be operating a fleet of 538 MOVIA metro cars, one of the largest in the world, benefiting from economies of scale in both acquisition and maintenance costs. Around 190 of these MOVIA cars are already operating successfully on Delhi’s metro network.
These new MOVIA vehicles will be manufactured entirely at Bombardier’s recent industrial site in Savli, India. The Savli manufacturing site was built in a record 18 months and involved a great deal of skill and co-operation from Bombardier teams in India and abroad. The site has proven to be a real impetus to the local economy, to date 750 new jobs and over 2,000 indirect jobs through the local supplier network have been generated.
Commenting, Stéphane Rambaud-Measson, President, Passengers Division, Bombardier Transportation, said: “Our manufacturing operations in India are growing from strength to strength, already producing vehicles at an impressive rate of one metro car each day.” Mr. Rambaud-Measson referred to the virtual tour of the Bombardier Savli site available of Youtube as, “the best way to understand how much Bombardier is contributing to the expansion of India’s railway industry to keep up with the demands on the country’s infrastructure.”
In the Phase II expansion of the Delhi Metro, the modern MOVIA high-capacity vehicles will transport an impressive 2.5 million passengers every day, reducing their journey time and alleviating the heavy traffic congestion and pollution prevalent in the city. The Phase II expansion extends the existing network to a total of 165 kilometres covering all major destinations in the East-West and North-South corridors of the city, which is occupied by approximately 16 million inhabitants. Delhi Metro network will be crucial in ensuring top-class mobility during the next Commonwealth Games taking place in Delhi in October 2010.
Rajeev Jyoti, President & Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation in India, said: “Bombardier anticipated India’s infrastructural requirements and was the first to significantly invest in the country. Today, the company is more than ready and willing to continue with additional successful industrial set-ups to match the industry’s needs in terms of new products and technology.”
About Bombardier Metro vehicles
The success of the MOVIA car is acknowledged by the majority of operators around the world. This is evident with more than 3,900 MOVIA metro cars ordered to date. Bombardier’s expertise is proven as a major supplier of metro cars transporting over 7 billion people every year using its metro cars in cities like New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Bucharest, Stockholm, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, New Delhi and many others.
The MOVIA metro vehicles integrate the world’s most advanced technologies in metro vehicle manufacturing, such as stainless steel car bodies and the reliable BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system featuring IP technology. The MOVIA metros are developed from a standardized platform, which ensures a high degree of reliability, safety and maintainability while providing low life-cycle cost. Original, stylish and fully accessible, the MOVIA metro offers values and services that are second to none.
Bombardier Transportation in India
Bombardier Transportation has been present in India for over 35 years. It has supplied Indian Railways with technologically advanced rail products, such as the WAP5 and WAG9 electric locomotives for passenger and freight applications and the Mumbai Traffic Management System. This system controls the 60-km rail stretch around Mumbai – one of the world’s busiest rail commuter traffic areas – on which Western Railways runs an impressive number of 1,000 trains every day on time and safely. More recently, Bombardier has been awarded contracts for the delivery of a second TMS for Central Railway in Mumbai, which will manage in excess of 1,400 services daily.
Bombardier Transportation is steadily ramping up its presence in India. Savli, Gujarat is home to its new railway vehicle manufacturing site, propulsion systems manufacturing facility and software development center for signalling and traction applications in India and for other Bombardier Transportation projects around the globe. The propulsion systems site is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. In Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Infotech Enterprises operates one of the most important engineering centers already sourcing key global projects for Bombardier Transportation.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010, were $19.4 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com
Photo : BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars for Delhi Metro
A video about Bombardier’s new manufacturing site in India is available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8JFmTPJpWc
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