Wabtec subsidiary Faiveley Transport has secured contracts worth more than $150m from RailConnect NSW to supply a complete range of railway systems and maintenance services for the 56 train sets of the New Intercity Fleet in New South Wales, Australia.

RailConnect is a consortium comprising the Hyundai Rotem Company, UGL, and Mitsubishi Electric Australia.

Under the terms of the contracts, Faiveley Transport will provide air generation, brake control and bogie brake, access doors and interior doors, as well as cabin and saloon heating.

The company will also supply ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), vigilance units, pantographs, as well as energy monitoring systems for the train sets (512 cars).

Faiveley Transport will be responsible for design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of the rail systems, in addition to the maintenance contract for a period of 15 years.

“This contract further reinforces our leading position in the region and confirms our ability to support our customers globally.”

Wabtec president and CEO Raymond Betler said: “This contract further reinforces our leading position in the region and confirms our ability to support our customers globally.”

Faiveley’s operating units located in Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, India, and China will be involved in the contract.

Deliveries are expected to start by the end of this year and are set to be completed by September 2020.

Ordered last year by the New South Wales Government, the New Intercity Fleet will operate between Sydney and the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains, and the South Coast.