Friday, December 18, 2009

Bombardier wins $138 million China order

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Bombardier Transportation and its joint-venture partners in China have won a contract to supply Shanghai Rail Transit Line 12 Development Co. Ltd. with 246 Bombardier MOVIA metro cars (41 six-car trains). Bombardier's share of the $291 million contract is around $138 million.

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The contract was awarded to Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company, Ltd. (CBRC), together with a consortium for the propulsion system consisting of Bombardier Transportation Sweden and Changzhou Railcar Propulsion Engineering R&D Center (CPC).

The cars will be assembled in China at CBRC production facilities in Changchun. Propulsion equipment will be manufactured at the production site of Bombardier CPC Propulsion System Co. Ltd. in Changzhou and Bombardier production facilities in Vasteras, Sweden. Deliveries are scheduled to begin 28 months following contract award, with completion in 2014.