Bombardier has signed a $3bn contract to work with Siemens on a train component manufacturing project for Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn.
Deutsche Bahn has placed an order with Siemens for 300 energy-efficient ICx trains that are said to be the most modern and energy-efficient trains in use today.
The first order is for 130 trains, which is worth $1.8bn to Bombardier, and Deutsche Bahn is planning to order 90 more trains with Siemens.
Under the deal with Siemens, Bombardier will supply all the body shells and trailer bogies of the new ICx trains fleet, as well as carry out the final assembly of all end coaches and of some intermediate coaches.
The steel body shells for the new high-speed trains are optimised in terms of aerodynamics and weight, offering reduction in energy consumption.
The ICx trains will be developed in the Bombardier factory in Hennigsdorf and will be manufactured in Görlitz in Germany.
The FLEXX Eco trailer bogies reduce vehicle weight, energy consumption and noise emission, and will be produced at Bombardier's facility in Siegen, Germany.
Production of the ICx trains will start around July 2013.