Shenzhen Airport awarded Alstom’s Chinese joint venture, CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited (PBTS) an operation and maintenance contract for the Shenzhen Airport APM System which is in trial-run and will enter service in November 2021.
CNY 215 million (EUR 28 million) is the value of the contract including VAT.
Under the terms of the contract, PBTS will be responsible to deliver the operation and maintenance for the airport’s Automated People Mover (APM) system, including preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance of vehicles and core electromechanical equipment of the APM system for five years.
The Innovia APM 300 system runs on a 3.2 km line connecting an airside satellite to Shenzhen Airport’s existing Terminal 3.
“The Innovia APM 300 system is one of our leading airport and urban transport solutions. It is the ideal passenger mobility solution for China’s fast-growing airports, and I’m confident that we will see more Alstom APM systems in other Chinese airports and cities in the near future,” Jianwei Zhang, President of Alstom China said.
In 2018, PBTS was awarded the contract to provide an Innovia APM 300 system to Shenzhen Airport. Bombardier NUG Signalling Solutions Company Limited (BNS), which is Alstom signalling joint venture in China and is 50% owned by the French company, provides signalling systems Cityflo 650 to Shenzhen Airport APM. Bombardier NUG Propulsion System, Alstom propulsion joint venture in China has provided the propulsion equipment for the APM 300 trains.
The Shenzhen Airport APM System offers fast and comfortable transport service for the airport which has seen rapid passenger growth surpassing 52 million passengers by the end of 2019. This makes Shenzhen Airport one of the busiest international airports in China.
CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited is 50% owned by Alstom Group and is consolidated by equity-method. The 50% share in net income of CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited is included into Alstom aEBIT. On January 29, 2021, Alstom has completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, that allows Alstom to deliver in China a complete range of rolling stock, customised services, and infrastructure and signalling solutions.