Nanjing Metro and CRRC Puzhen awarded Alstom’s Chinese joint venture, Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd. (SATEE) a contract to provide the state-of-the-art train traction and auxiliary system for 258 metro cars that will run on city’s Line 6. The first train traction equipment is expected to be delivered within 2022.
Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will provide the Opt-Onix traction system, which was specifically designed and developed for the Chinese market. It includes traction inverters, motors, and auxiliary converters.
The Opt- Onix system is designed to improve operational performance and reduce life cycle costs by featuring a lightweight and compact design by using regenerative electrical braking. All traction systems are manufactured by Alstom’s joint venture, SATEE in China with support from Alstom sites in Belgium, France and India. Alstom’s joint venture in Xi’an, Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment (XAYEECO) will supply the traction motors.
The Nanjing Line 6 is a key metro line in Nanjing’s metro network. It is 32 km long with 19 stations connecting the airport link (S1) in which Alstom also supplied the traction system for its metro cars. According to the long-term metro network development plan of Nanjing, Line 6 will have interchange stations with 11 metro lines in the future.
For Nanjing metro, Alstom has supplied the trains, traction systems, signalling systems and services for more than 20 years. The French company has supplied 456 metro cars for the Line 1, Line 2 and their respective extensions, traction systems for the 852 metro cars of Nanjing Line 4, 7, 10, S1 and S3, signalling systems for Ningtian Intercity Line, and traction overhaul services for Nanjing Lines 1 and 2.
“We are proud to further extend the presence of Alstom China in Nanjing and contribute to its city rail transport network. This is another clear demonstration of the customer’s trust and high recognition in Alstom’s expertise and competency. As a global leader in sustainable mobility, Alstom is committed to deliver high quality transport solutions with proven world advanced and innovative technologies to Nanjing.” Henry Wang, Managing Director of Alstom China said.