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Siemens Signs Long Term Component Agreement

Posted on January 21, 2010

Siemens Mobility announced that they will supply the traction equipment and the vehicle control system for intercity trains in China. Part of the bogie supply and a license for the local manufacture of bogies has also been granted. The corresponding long-term cooperation agreement worth around US$632 million has been concluded with the Chinese rolling stock manufacturer Nanjing SR Puzhen Rail Transport Co., Ltd. (Puzhen).

The components will come from Siemens’ Desiro vehicle platform. Under the terms of an initial sub-order, Siemens is to supply equipment for 32 six-car multiple units.

A railway network is currently being constructed around the Pearl River Delta in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong with its capital Guangzhou. By the year 2020, the network is due to comprise around 2000 km of new track. Intercity-class electric multiple units will run on this network, the vehicles being built by the Chinese rolling stock manufacturer Puzhen. A corresponding initial order for 32 six-car electric multiple units was signed between Puzhen and the end customer Guangdong Southeast Intercity Transportation Co., Ltd. in December 2009.

For the first sub-order under the terms of the master agreement with Puzhen, Siemens Mobility is to supply equipment for 22 six-car EMUs (Electric Multiple Units) built for a top speed of 140 kph, as well as equipment for 10 six-car EMUs built for a top speed of up to 200 kph. The power will be supplied from a 25 kV AC source. The components to be supplied come from Siemens' Desiro vehicle platform for regional trains. Siemens has already sold 322 Desiro ML multiple unit trains in Germany and Belgium.

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