China freight train order for Bombardier

Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with China’s Dalian Locomotives and Rolling Stock to supply 500 freight electric locomotives to the Chinese Ministry of Railways.


Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with China’s Dalian Locomotives and Rolling Stock to supply 500 freight electric locomotives to the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR).



The total contract is valued at €1.1bn and Bombardier’s share is approximately €370m. Delivery of the locomotives is scheduled to begin in 2009 and continue until 2011.



The locomotive will reach an operation speed of 120km/h, with a power of 9600kw. It will be based on Bombardier’s Kiruna locomotive, which the company claims is the most powerful locomotive in the world today. Bombardier will supply technical design and support and its MITRAC propulsion and control equipment.



The first series of the propulsion and controls equipment will be manufactured at Bombardier sites in Europe. Thereafter, production will be shared by Bombardier’s joint venture company in China, Bombardier CPC Propulsion Systems, and Dalian Locomotives and Rolling Stock.