Thursday, July 01, 2010

Bombardier notes work with Frankfurt, Delhi

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Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a five-year contract with Fraport AG for the operation and maintenance of its INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover system at Frankfurt International Airport, running from 2011 through 2015. The contract also includes an additional five-year option to 2020. 

For the first five years, the contract is valued at approximately $32 million.

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The extension follows 16 years of successful cooperation between Bombardier and Fraport at Germany’s largest airport. In 1994, Fraport was the first customer to purchase the driverless INNOVIA APM 100 system with CITYFLO 550 signaling.

Fraport AG Chief Executive Officer Stefan Schulte said, “In its 16 years of continuous operation, the ‘People Mover,’ which we also call ‘Skyline’ due to its view over Frankfurt’s skyscrapers, has become an institution of Frankfurt Airport, and it would be hard to imagine the place without it.”

Eran Gartner, president, Systems Division, Bombardier Transportation, said, “We are delighted to continue our Operations and Maintenance services for Fraport at one of the world’s busiest international airports providing an excellent service for the airport’s millions of passengers.”

Bombardier also said Delhi Metro Rail Corp. Ltd. (DMRC) has awarded a contract valued $101 million with Bombardier Transportation for an additional 74 MOVIA metro cars. The order includes an option of a further 40 cars. Delivery will follow the completion of existing contracts and is expected to end in 2011, when DMRC will be operating a fleet of 498 MOVIA cars.

Bombardier signed its first contract with DMRC in July 2007, and opened its manufacturing plant in Savli, Gujarat, in November 2008. It completed the local manufacturing of its first metro car in June 2009. Today more than 160 MOVIA carsare operating in Delhi’s metro network.

Rajeev Jyoti, president andmanaging director, Bombardier Transportation in India, said, “India's railway industry is expanding at great speed to keep up with the infrastructural requirements of the country. Having anticipated this growth, Bombardier in India is more than ready and willing to match the industry’s needs in terms of products, technology, and our international expertise. Making Vadodara the only city in the world equipped to deliver all key electrical and mechanical components for the manufacturing of a railway vehicle is a clear demonstration of Bombardier’s local capacity and commitment."