Bombardier Transportation has received a contract for the delivery of 200 bogies and 400 bogie kits to the metro of Guangzhou, China.
The order, from a Chinese/Japanese consortium composed of Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock and Itochu Corporation, is worth around $63 million. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between December 2005 and the end of 2010.
The 200 complete bogies, which will be used for trains of subway lines 4 and 5, will be manufactured in Bombardier’s plant in Siegen, Germany. The 400 bogie kits will be locally assembled in China. Individual components will be supplied by Bombardier’s production facility in Wroclaw, Poland.
Bombardier is currently a partner in three joint ventures in China. Bombardier Sifang Power (Qingdao) Transportation manufactures intercity passenger coaches for the Chinese Ministry of Railways. Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles (CBRC) is dedicated to the production of metro vehicles. Bombardier – CPC Propulsion Systems (BCP) is involved in the production, marketing and maintenance of propulsion components for rail vehicles.
Including its joint ventures, Bombardier currently employs 1,400 people in China.