Under a EUR 42 million contract, Alstom will supply supplying traction systems for the 37 metro trains (222 metro cars) of Xi’an Line 5 and for 30 trains (180 metro cars) for Xi’an Line 5 phase two.
Alstom will provide the OptOnix traction system for both phase one and phase two, including VVVF, CVS and motors. OptOnix was designed and developed specifically for the Chinese market. Before this, Alstom has supplied traction systems for 246 metro cars (41 trains) of Xi’an Line 3 phase one.
“Winning these contracts demonstrate the high level of trust customers in Xi’an have for Alstom. We now provide traction systems gradually for over six hundred metro cars, making us one of the major traction system suppliers in the market. Xi’an has become another strategic market for Alstom in China,” said Olivier Loison, Managing Director of Alstom in China & East Asia.
Xi’an Line 5 is 45 km long in total with 34 stations and it is the backbone metro line connecting Xi’an city with Xixian New District.
Alstom’s joint venture, Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd. will manufacture the traction systems. Alstom’s joint venture in Xi’an, Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co., Ltd will supply traction motors for the traction system.