Bombardier Transportation’s Chinese joint venture Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Co. Ltd. (BNP) has signed two contracts with the Chinese New United Group (NUG) to provide Bombadier MITRAC propulsion and control equipment for Chengdu Metro Line 6 and Chongqing Metro Line 4 projects respectively. Together, the two contracts are valued at approximately 531 million CNY (68 million euros). Bombardier Transportation’s direct share in the contracts is valued at approximately 64 million SEK (7 million euros).
Bombardier’s joint venture will provide engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning as well as the initial delivery of spare parts for the propulsion systems of 678 metro cars in Chengdu and Chongqing. The contract for Chengdu Metro Line 6 concerns 600 cars and the one for Chongqing Line 4 concerns 78 cars. The equipment for the two contracts will be supplied from Bombardier Transportation’s facilities in Västeras, Sweden and Changzhou, China.
“We are very happy to be selected by Chengdu and Chongqing customers to equip their local metro cars with MITRAC propulsion equipment and continuously power the rapid development of their urban mass transit systems with our proven and reliable technology. With the reliability, availability and energy efficiency of our Bombardier MITRAC propulsion technology, we are confident to help our customers to deliver passenger a more comfortable and reliable travel experience,” Jianwei Zhang, President of Bombardier China, said.
Bombardier owns 50% of the shares in BNP, which was established in 2003 and is jointly controlled by Bombardier and the Chinese New United Group.