Polish rolling stock manufacturer, Pesa, has won the tender organised by Tramwaje Śląskie for the delivery of up to 40 low-floor trams with lengths ranging between 25 and 32 metres in Katowice. Pesa has joined the tender with a slightly improved variant of Twist tram which has three units.
The firm order stipulates the delivery of twenty-seven 65.54% low-floor unidirectional trams with a length of 22-25 metres and of eight 74.10% low-floor unidirectional trams with a length of 30-32 metres. The contract also includes an option for the delivery of another 25-m long trams without maintenance and specialised equipment. The offer submitted by Pesa Bydgoszcz was estimated at PLN 271.8 million (EUR 64.4 million).
The 27 trams must be delivered by the end of March 2020, while the eight, longer trams have to be delivered at mid-June 2020.
A consortium of Stadler and Solaris has also participated in the tender organised by Tramwaje Śląskie in Silesia, but its offer has been rejected. The bid was valued at PLN 280.1 million (EUR 66.4 million).
At the beginning of March, Tramwaje Śląskie signed another contract with Modertrans manufacturer for the delivery of 10 trams composed of a single segment with partial low-floor. Trams will have to be delivered by the end of June 2020. An option for another five such vehicles is possible. Rolling stock manufacturer H Cegielski participated in the tender too. Although its offer included a tram with an extended low-floor, it was considered too expensive and was eliminated from the tender. Both Modertrans and H Cegielski submitted bids in the budget set by Tramwaje Śląskie at PLN 48 million (EUR 11.3 million), but Modertrans’ bid was cheaper and therefore, selected.