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Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd (BST), the Chinese joint venture (JV) of Bombardier Transportation, has secured the second high-speed train car supply contract from China Railway (CRC) in a year.
Valuing $453m, the contract requires BST to supply 168 CR400AF high-speed train cars to CRC.
These high-speed train cars will be delivered in a configuration of 15 eight-car trainsets and three 16-car trainsets. The units are capable of running at a maximum operating speed of 350km/h.
Bombardier Transportation China president Jianwei Zhang said: “This repeat order comes just three months after the previous, clearly demonstrating the pace of development in the Chinese high-speed rail market, as well as the trust that CRC has placed in our products and performance.
“This repeat order comes just three months after the previous, clearly demonstrating the pace of development in the Chinese high-speed rail market.”
“We are confident that our ability to consistently meet our customers’ quality, quantity, timing and cost requirements, in combination with our focus on long-term sustainable success in China, has been key to our achievements in this fiercely competitive market.”
At the end of September, BST won a $324m contract to deliver 120 CR400AF Chinese standard high-speed train cars.
These trains are scheduled to be delivered by the end of this year.
Established in 1998, BST is jointly owned by CRRC Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock and Bombardier.
With more than 3,800 employees, the company offers designing, manufacturing, maintenance and after-sales services in China and the foreign markets.
To date, it has already delivered more than 4,000 high-speed train cars and railway passenger cars.
Bombardier Transportation has six JVs and seven wholly foreign-owned enterprises in China.
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