Faiveley lands €20m Delhi Metro train systems contract. Faiveley Transport awarded Bombardier contracts to supply a compete range of systems for the Delhi Metro
The contracts are part of rail operator Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) fleet extension programme.
As part of the deal, Faiveley will deliver a wide range of railway systems, including braking systems, compact saloon heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, pantographs, and access and cabin door systems for the new Movia metro train sets.
The braking systems include brake control devices, air generation and treatment units, brake disc units and other auxiliary equipment.
Faiveley will be responsible for the design, manufacture, and supply of the equipment and the delivery is expected to begin later this year.
Bombardier was awarded the contract last summer, taking the total number of Movia trains ordered by DMRC from 614 to 776 vehicles.
Faiveley’s Indian facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, will develop the braking systems, HVAC and pantographs, while the door systems will be manufactured in Shanghai, China.
Simon Charlesworth, Faiveley Transport’s Sales & Marketing Vice President, said, “After being awarded many metro contracts over the years in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur and more recently in Kochi, we are proud to win these new contracts for the New Delhi metro project and to strengthen our position in the Indian metro segment, a high growth sector in the country. Faiveley Transport is a key player in the promising railway industry in India, one of the key strategic markets for our Group. In that sense, and as part of its Creating Value 2018 Strategic Plan, Faiveley Transport plans to develop its industrial presence in India, with the dual objective of supporting the growth of the local market and supporting our major car builder customers in their Indian export hubs.”