Chile contract nets Alstom 54 million Euros

Chile’s Merval SA has awarded Alstom three orders worth 54 million Euros as part of its program to improve rail services between Valparaiso and Limanche.

Chile’s Merval SA has awarded Alstom three orders worth 54 million Euros as part of its program for improvement and modernisation of passenger services between the port of Valparaiso and the city of Limanche.

In November 2002, Merval awarded Alstom a contract for the supply of 27 two-car X’TRAPOLIS trains and their maintenance over a 10-year period. Merval has now exercised an option in that contract for an additional 18 years of maintenance, which is worth 30 million Euros to Alstom. Including the two years of maintenance in the initial warranty period, Alstom will maintain the trains for 30 years.

Merval has also awarded Alstom contracts worth 24 million Euros for signalling, train control and power supply for the railway line.

‘We’re delighted with this renewed vote of confidence in Alstom,’ said Philippe Mellier, President of ALSTOM Transport, ‘and we look forward to building on the long-term partnership we have established with Merval.’

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