What the folk at EDI need to do for you Queensland gunzels is stable a PN, A 4000 and a B Set all right next to each other. Imagine that for a shot!
Bombardier Receives a $185-Million Order for Electric Multiple Units in Australia
Saturday, May 11, 2002 14:47
Bombardier Transportation and Australian train manufacturer EDI-Rail are pleased to announce that their joint venture received an order from the Western Australian Government to build 31 three-car electric commuter trains for the southern leg of the Perth Urban Rail Development (PURD) project. The contract, valued at $372 million Cdn ($437 million Australian), includes 15 years of maintenance and the construction of a maintenance and stabling facility. Bombardier Transportation’s share of the contract is approximately $185 million Cdn ($218 million Australian), including $102 million Cdn ($120 million Australian) for the vehicles and approximately $84 million ($99 million Australian) for maintenance and the construction of a maintenance facility. Deliveries are scheduled to start in mid-2004, with the last set delivered in 2006.
Bombardier Transportation’s scope is to design the railcars and supply propulsion and electrical systems. EDI-Rail will be supplying bodyshells and bogies. Testing and commissioning will be carried out by both companies as part of the joint venture. Assembly will be carried out at the Bombardier Transportation – EDI-Rail joint venture plant in Maryborough, Queensland. Propulsion equipment will be manufactured at Bombardier Transportation’s plant in Västerås, Sweden.
The tender includes an option for the manufacture and maintenance of 10 additional three-car units. These state-of-the-art electrical multiple units (EMUs), designed in Australia with modular stainless steel construction, will travel at 130 km/h and have a seated capacity of 236 passengers. Between 1990 and 1998, 48 two-car sets of an earlier generation of these vehicles were produced at the joint venture’s Australian facilities, and delivered to the Western Australian Government Railways Commission (WAGR).
“These trains will provide the Western Australian public with state-of-the-art commuter transport. We are pleased that the manufacture of these vehicles will be carried out within Australia with significant local content,” says Dan Osborne, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation in Australia.
Jules Pleau, Vice President, Bombardier International, adds that “this new order, combined with the Vlocity trains currently in production in Victoria, reinforces Bombardier’s overall presence in Australia and strengthens Bombardier Transportation’s ability to pursue other activities in the region.”
In addition to the joint venture facility, Bombardier Transportation has a plant in Dandenong, where trains and trams have been built for Australian railways for over 25 years. Bombardier Transportation, which employs over 200 people in Australia, is currently working on manufacturing or service contracts in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Bombardier Transportation is the global leader in the rail equipment, manufacturing and servicing industry. Its wide range of products includes passenger rail cars and complete rail transportation systems. It also manufactures locomotives, freight cars, propulsion & controls and provides signalling equipment and systems.
Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 80,000 people in 24 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2002 stood at $21.6 billion Cdn. Bombardier trades on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).
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