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July 8, 2019

Alstom to supply traction systems for Chinese metro line

Alstom has secured contracts with a combined value of €42m to supply traction systems to Xi’an Metro Line 5 in China.

Alstom has secured contracts with a combined value of €42m to supply traction systems to Xi’an Metro Line 5 in China.

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will deliver OptONIX traction systems for 222 metro cars, with a total of 37 trains, for Xi’an Line 5 Phase I, as well as 180 metro cars, with a total of 30 trains, for Phase II.

The French rolling stock manufacturer designed and developed the OptONIX traction system for the Chinese market. The scope of the contract includes the delivery of VVVF, CVS and motors.

A joint venture (JV) of the company, Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (SATEE) will manufacture the traction systems.

Another Alstom JV, Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment (XAYEECO), will be responsible for delivering the traction motors for the traction system.

Alstom China and East Asia managing director Olivier Loison said: “Winning these contracts demonstrate the high level of trust customers in Xi’an have for Alstom. We now provide traction systems gradually for over six hundred metro cars, making us one of the major traction system suppliers in the market. Xi’an has become another strategic market for Alstom in China.”

Alstom also delivered traction systems for 246 metro cars on the Xi’an Line 3 in Phase I.

The 45km-long Xi’an Line 5 comprises 34 stations, connecting Xi’an city with Xixian New District.

Recently, Alstom secured a contract to supply 32 DT5 metro trains to Hamburger Hochbahn in Germany in a consortium with Bombardier Transportation. The overall contract values €186m, of which Alstom’s share amounts to around €100m.

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