Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation (BST), has won a contract from
China Railway Corp. (CRC) to supply 15 CRH380D high speed
trains for the country’s rapidly growing high speed network.
The contract for 15 eight-car trainsets is
valued at approximately 2.4 billion Chinese RMBs (US$ 381 million,
Euro 339 million).
The new trainsets
will be an integral part of an evolving high speed rail capability
in China. With a maximum operating speed of 380 km/h, the CRH380D
is a new generation high speed electric multiple units developed
The trains are powered by Bombardier ECO4 technology and a
Bombardier Mitrac propulsion and control system, both
supplied by a separate Bombardier Chinese joint venture,
Bombardier CPC Propulsion System Co., Ltd. (BCP).
CRH380D EMU consists of eight aluminum carbody cars and is
equipped with VIP seats, first class seats, second class seats and a dining car.
The trainsets will be manufactured at Bombardier
Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation production facilities in Qingdao, China.
Engineering will take place in Qingdao and at Bombardier
centers in Europe with project management and components provided
from sites in Europe and China.
Jianwei Zhang, President of Bombardier China said, “China now
has the world’s longest operational track mileage and largest number of high speed trains. This market represents a tremendous
opportunity where we have been successful by offering innovative
and highly reliable products. Bombardier is very proud to be
involved in China’s new high speed railway age by delivering
leading edge, very high speed rail equipment through Chinese joint
venture expertise and resources. We are confident to deliver more
next-generation rail equipment with the most advanced rail
technology for China from within China.”
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