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Egypt / CRRC Sifang wins order for 132 EMU cars

Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Sifang has been awarded an order for the delivery of 22 six-car electric multiple units (EMU) or 132 EMU cars to Egypt. Moreover, the order includes the maintenance of the vehicles for a term of 12 years. The EMUs will be deployed for services on the newly built suburban rail line adjacent to Cairo connecting Salam City to 10th of Ramadan City. In 2017, a Chinese consortium comprising China Railway Group and AVIC International had been awarded a contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the 68 km line. The vehicles with a maximum speed of 120 km/h are not expected to be delivered before 2022.
Source: CRRC press release 01.12.2018

China / Vossloh wins another contract for fastening systems

Vossloh has won another contract for the delivery of rail fastening systems for the expansion of the Chinese high-speed rail (HSR) network. The supplier is Vossloh\'s Chinese subsidiary in the Fastening Systems business unit within the Core Components division. Following orders in April 2018 and November 2018, this is already the third major tender won in China in 2018. This new contract covers a volume of approximately EUR 20 million. The fastening systems are to be produced for the line connecting the cities Weifang and Laixi in Shandong Province in Northeast China. The deliveries are almost entirely scheduled for 2019.
Source: Vossloh press release 06.12.2018

Denmark / Bombardier withdraws from DSB tender for passenger coaches

Rolling stock manufacturer Bombardier has withdrawn from the tendering process for the delivery of new passenger coaches issued by Danish state railway DSB, because the company was unable to put together an attractive bid with its available product platform. DSB, which had shortlisted three companies to bid (see SCI RAILDATA issue 47/2018), will replace Bombardier with Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF. DSB expects the first bids to be submitted in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1/2019) and the final bids in the second half of 2019 (H2/2019). The tender includes the provision of eight seven-coach passenger trains, spare parts supply for at least 16 years and an option for additional coaches.
Source: DSB press release 04.12.2018

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