Going Dutch

Bombardier and Siemens are to share a €248 million contract to deliver 18 four-car and 17 six-car trains to Netherlands Railways.

Bombardier Transportation

announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Netherlands Railways (NS) to deliver, together with its partner Siemens Transportation Systems, 18 four-car and 17 six-car electric multiple units (EMUs).

The total contract is valued at approximately €248 million. Bombardier’s share of the project is approximately €104 million, while Siemens, chosen by Bombardier as a major sub contractor, will take on approximately €144 million worth of the order.

Deliveries of the vehicles are scheduled to take place between September 2008 and October 2009. The order also entails an option for five consecutive additional packages of 16 four-car and 16 six-car EMUs.

Should all options be exercised, this would bring the total number of new cars ordered by NS to 974, for a total value estimated at approximately €1.2 billion. In addition, a contract for spare parts delivery for the next 10 years has been concluded.

The final assembly of the trains will take place at Bombardier’s manufacturing facility in Aachen, Germany. Siemens, as a partner, will carry out a large portion of the production at its site in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany.