Bombardier Transportation’s Chinese joint venture (JV), CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited (PBTS), has secured a contract with China’s Shenzhen Airport to provide an automated people mover (APM) system.
As part of the CNY453m ($70m) deal, PBTS will supply its Bombardier Innovia APM 300 system, which is expected to become operational in 2020.
PBTS will additionally provide an Integrated System package, including 18 cars, for a 2.6km APM line that connects an airside satellite station to Shenzhen Airport’s Terminal 3.
Bombardier China president Jianwei Zhang said: “The Innovia APM 300 system is one of our leading airport and urban transportation solutions.
“There are already more than one hundred airports in China and we are confident that, with our cutting-edge technology, strong reliability, availability and punctuality, combined with our sharp focus on passenger safety and comfort, our APM system is the ideal passenger mobility solution for China’s fast-growing airports.”
Last year, Shenzhen airport’s Terminal 3 handled more than 45 million passengers.
The terminal expects the Bombardier Innovia APM 300 system to help accommodate its increasing demand, which is projected to move up to 82 million passengers by 2025.
The Innovia system is a driverless technology designed to provide increased passenger capacity and additional speeds. It includes an aluminium carbody in order to meet the increasing industry standards for safety and sustainability.
Bombardier previously provided its APM systems to China’s Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Metro Line 8 and Guangzhou Zhujiangxincheng.
The company is also currently delivering an Innovia APM 300 system for Hong Kong Airport.