20 Jan 2020
Suppliers Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier’s joint venture in China, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has won a maintenance contract for 656 high-speed train cars.
BST has won a contract with China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (China Railway) to provide maintenance services for 656 high-speed train cars, equating to 71 trains. BST previously manufactured these trains for China’s high-speed network. The total contract is worth in the region of 2.45 billion CNY (321 million euros | 357 million USD). Bombardier Transportation owns 50 percent of BST shares.
“We are very honoured to be awarded this maintenance service contract at the beginning of this year. Our team's skills and experience across the portfolio will ensure we deliver a high-quality maintenance service. In China, we bring together integrated designing, manufacturing and maintenance service expertise to support our customers' strategic goals, and we look forward to contributing further to the development of China's railway industry.”
The maintenance contract covering 656 cars includes the following models: CRH1A-A, CRH1A, CRH1B, CRH1E and CRH380D. It is for varying levels of maintenance. BST will complete all the maintenance by the end of the year. In February 2019 BST won a maintenance contract for 560 cars, which it has successfully delivered.
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