Chinese high-speed train maintenance contract awarded to joint venture
Bombardier Transportation has announced that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has been awarded a contract with China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. to provide maintenance activity for 656 high-speed train cars.
Bombardier's joint venture maintenance workshop where the 656 high-speed train cars are being serviced.
Jianwei Zhang, President of Bombardier Transportation China, said: “We are very honoured to be awarded this maintenance service contract at the beginning of this year. Our team’s skills and experience across the portfolio will ensure we deliver a high-quality maintenance service. In China, we bring together integrated designing, manufacturing and maintenance service expertise to support our customers’ strategic goals, and we look forward to contributing further to the development of China’s railway industry.”
The total contract is valued at approximately 2.45 Billion CNY ($357 million US / €321 million). Bombardier Transportation owns 50 per cent of BST shares, which is consolidated by Bombardier Transportation’s partner CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.
BST won this contract to provide maintenance service for 656 cars, which includes CRH1A-A, CRH1A, CRH1B, CRH1E and CRH380D, in total 71 trains, for different levels of maintenance. All the maintenance will be completed by the end of 2020. In February 2019, BST was awarded a maintenance contract for 560 cars which has been successfully delivered. The award of this new maintenance contract further illustrates both customer’s trust in BST and BST’s full capacity to deliver integrated solutions to our customers’ specific needs in the high-speed train sector.