After long discussions and, especially, cancellations and resumptions of the same tender, Tramwaje Warszawskie has decided to select Hyundai Rotem to deliver the 213 new low-floor trams.
Hyundai Rotem’s offer, worth PLN 1.85 billion (around EUR 430 million), has topped the bid of Polish rolling stock manufacturer, Pesa, which submitted a higher bid that exceeded Tramwaje Warszawskie’s budget for the project.
The South-Koreans have also topped the offer of Stadler-Solaris consortium which has not managed to meet all the requirements of Warsaw public transport authority.
The procurement of the 213 new trams is co-financed with European funds. The initial order envisages the delivery of 85 bi-directional trams and 18 unidirectional trams, each 33-m long, as well as 20 unidirectional trams measuring 24 m. The authority can exercise an option to order another 45 bi-directional trams and 45 unidirectional trams, also 33-m long each.
The delivery of the trams within the initial order should occur 22 months after signing the contract and will end in October 2022, according to requirements.