Bombardier Transportation's Chinese joint venture Bombardier NUG Propulsion System (BNP) has signed two contracts to supply Bombadier Mitrac propulsion and control equipment for Nanchang Metro Line 3 and the Line 2 Extension Project.
The two contracts were signed with the Chinese New United Group (NUG) and have a combined value of CNY204m ($30m).
Bombardier China president Jianwei Zhang said: “We are very proud to support the Chinese market by equipping metro cars with our MITRAC propulsion equipment and to continuously power the rapid development of Chinese urban mass transit systems with our proven and reliable technology.”
“As always, we support and serve our customers during the operation with a complete range of high-quality services over the full product lifetime.”
BNP will provide engineering, manufacturing, testing and commissioning services, as well as the initial delivery of spare parts for the propulsion systems of 264 metro cars.
The initiative is expected to support Nanchang Metro’s plans to increase its passenger base by extending rail lines and adding vehicles to the network's fleet.
The expansion will see an additional 192 vehicles operating on Nanchang Metro line 3, while the remaining 72 new cars will be deployed on the Nanchang Metro Line 2 Extension.
Bombardier Transportation’s facilities in Västerås, Sweden and Changzhou, China, will supply the equipment.
The latest contracts mean Bombardier propulsion technology has now been selected to power urban transit networks by a total of 22 cities throughout mainland China.
BNP is jointly controlled by Bombardier and the Chinese New United Group, and was initially established in 2003.
Image: Bombardier Mitrac 1000 Products for Metros. Photo: courtesy of Bombardier.