Bombardier Transportation and its Chinese joint venture partner New United Group to supply propulsion and control equipment for 20 metro trains of six cars each
Bombardier Transportation today announced that together with New United Group (NU) it has signed a contract with CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. for the supply of BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control equipment. Bombardier will supply engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning as well as initial spare parts for the propulsion and control system of the new metro trains to be delivered by CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. to Dongguan Rail Transit Co., Ltd. The total value of the contract is approximately 180 million CNY (23 million euro, $28 million US)1, with Bombardier’s share valued at approximately 102 million CNY(13 million euro, $16 million US). The MITRAC equipment will be delivered from Bombardier Transportation’s production facilities in Västerås, Sweden and Changzhou, The People’s Republic of China.
The project marks the first application of MITRAC propulsion and control equipment in a Chinese metro system with an operational speed of 120 km/h. With a total length of 37 km, the R2 Line is the first metro line in the City of Dongguan and is expected to go into service by 2015.
“Bombardier is the world’s leading provider of propulsion and control equipment for rail vehicles. Our solutions set the standard in terms of reliability and form a key part in the Dongguan development of public mass transport in China and the wider region,” said Per Allmer, President Propulsion and Controls, Bombardier Transportation.
Jianwei Zhang, President and Chief Country Representative of Bombardier China, said: “Following the recent order of Bombardier propulsion equipment for the Beijing Metro Line 14, the award of this contract for the Dongguan R2 Line once again demonstrates the confidence and trust that Chinese customers have in our proven and reliable technology. As always, Bombardier is committed to delivering on time with high attention to quality for this breakthrough 120 km/h metro project in China.”
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