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Bombardier Transportation have released the news today that in its joint venture with CSR Puzhen it has received an order for a turnkey Bombardier Innovia APM 300 automated people mover system. The contract will also include 44 Innovia 300 Automated people mover vehicles.
The contract value with Shanghai Shentong Metro is 808 million Chinese Renminbi ($130 million US, 114 million euro) with Bombardier Transportation direct share valued at approximately 89 million Chinese Renminbi ($14 million US, 13 million euro)_. Bombardier Transportation owns 50% of the shares in CSR Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Ltd. and the joint venture is controlled by Bombardier Transportations partner CSR Nanjing Puzhen Co. Ltd.
The 6.6km dual lane elevated driverless Innovia APM 300 with 6 stations will act as an extension to the current Shanghai Metro Line 8. It will also join the large residential district of Pujiangzhen to the Line 8 interchange at the Shendu Highway Station. The scheduled opening is due in December 2017.
Dr. Jianwei Zhang, President of Bombardier China, said, Bombardiers growing success is based on consistent market focus and an innovative product portfolio that is well-suited to the countrys vibrant transit sector. We offer one of the worlds broadest product portfolios, which is demonstrated by the scope of contracts we have for high-speed trains, locomotives, propulsion equipment, commuter trains, automated transit systems, metro cars, signalling systems and other products. China is a priority market, and our focus continues to show results.
The consortium will also provide the electrical and mechanical (E&M) scope for the turnkey system, including 44 INNOVIA APM 300 vehicles, the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system as well as the Operation based control Centre The 44 vehicles will be manufactured in China, configured into 11 four-car trains and feature inter-car gangways.
Bombardier has already supplied its world leading INNOVIA APM technology to China with two systems in operation. The first was in 2008, when Bombardier delivered a 2 km APM system at Beijing Capital International Airport in support of the Beijing Olympic Games. Afterwards, Bombardier delivered Chinas first urban APM system in the city of Guangzhou in 2010.
 Total amount stated includes Chinese VAT; Bombardiers share stated excludes Chinese VAT
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