Vossloh wins two contracts in China

rail fastening systems

Vossloh has been awarded a contract to supply rail fastening systems in connection with the construction of two high-speed lines in China. Vossloh Fastening Systems China Co. Ltd., Vossloh AG’s subsidiary based in Kunshan, China, will be responsible for the execution of the order. The rail fastening systems are expected to be delivered from 2025.

One of the two lines connects the megacity of Xining with the metropolis of Chengdu, which has developed into the most important economic metropolis in western China alongside Chongqing. The second line runs between Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, and the city of Hezuo in the south-east of the province.

“Our high quality, innovative strength and systems expertise are long appreciated in China. Our technical expertise in the construction of high-speed lines is leading worldwide. I am pleased about the trust placed in Vossloh by our customers in China, which is once again underlined by the award of this important order,” Oliver Schuster, CEO of Vossloh AG, said.

The Lanzhou – Hezuo high speed rail line will be 188 km long connecting Lanzhou to Linxia and Hezuo, the capital of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Under the project, 147.5 km is a newly built rail line and it is expected that trains will run along the line in 2026.

China has a high-speed rail network of just over 43,000 km and plans to expand it significantly. The country is currently constructing 13,063 km of new high speed lines and plans to build further 4,104 km of high speed rail connections by 2030. The high speed network would grow to over 70,000 km by 2035.

The country’s authorities have also long term plans to construct another 7,134 km of high speed lines, creating a truly high speed rail network which connects the entire country.

The Chinese subsidiary Vossloh Fastening Systems China Co. Ltd. has around 130 employees and is one of the leading local suppliers of rail fastening systems, particularly for highly sophisticated applications on high-speed lines.

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