Alstom, with its Shanghai-based JV SATEE (Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment) and its Xian-based XAYEECO (Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co.) won a EUR 58 million contract for the supply of train electrical design, traction systems including motors, auxiliary converters and train control monitoring system (TCMS) for 324 metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 15.
Under the contract, the Line 15 will receive the upgraded OptONIX traction system, which was specifically designed and developed for the Chinese market taking benefit of more than a decade return of experience of the OptONIX solution in operation on Chinese market. The upgraded system will achieve higher levels of energy efficiency and electrical braking while remaining 98% recyclable.
The Line 15 is a high capacity metro line, connecting north and south in the western part of Shanghai. Revenue service is expected in 2020. This is the second contract Alstom has won providing transport solutions for Line 15 of Shanghai’s Metro.
In May 2018, Alstom and its other Shanghai-based joint venture, CASCO Signal Ltd, won another contract from Shanghai Shentong to provide the Urbalis signalling solution for the line.