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April 6, 2017

Deals this week: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR, Hoppecke Industrial Batteries, Alstom

MyHSR has awarded Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) reference design consultant (RDC) contracts to multiple companies including Systra, Jacobs Engineering Services, Ranhill Consulting, HSS Integrated, and Aecom Perunding.

MyHSR has awarded Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) reference design consultant (RDC) contracts to multiple companies including Systra, Jacobs Engineering Services, Ranhill Consulting, HSS Integrated, and Aecom Perunding.

The contractual scope includes the preparation of reference designs for the HSR project's high-speed civil infrastructure, as well as for seven stations, including international stations at Bandar Malaysia and Iskandar Puteri and five domestic stations at Putrajaya, Seremban, Melaka, Muar, and Batu Pahat.

European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a €600m ($639.87m) loan to Belgium’s national railway company SNCB for the modernisation of rolling stock.

The 25-year financing arrangement will pay for part of the rail company's order for 445 double-decker M7 railcars, which are set to replace the old trains currently in operation.

"European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a €600m ($639.87m) loan to Belgium’s national railway company, SNCB, for the modernisation of rolling stock."

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has signed two project-specific long-term service level agreements with Siemens, granting the UK-based battery supplier with service contracts for South West Trains and Moorgate in London.

The deal will see Hoppecke provide after-sales support, spare parts and warranty support services to all Siemens’ Desiro City trains, which are equipped with battery boxes containing Hoppecke's rail power VR lead acid battery.

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Hoppecke’s batteries currently comprise 75% of all battery systems installed in Siemens’ trains worldwide.

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn Regio (DB) has ordered Coradia Continental trains from Alstom as part of two different supply contracts worth more than €300m ($320m).

The first contract includes the supply of 27 four-car trains for use on Nuremberg’s suburban network, while the second order is for 26 three and five car trains for service in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate.

The newly ordered trains will enter service between 2019 and 2020, and are scheduled to be built at Alstom’s Salzgitter production site in Germany.

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