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Bombardier, Alstom consortium awarded Belgian contract

Posted on December 17, 2008

[IMAGE]BombardierAlstomFull.jpg[/IMAGE] The consortium Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport has signed a contract for 72 M6 double-deck cars with the Belgian National Railways (SNCB).

The total contract value is approximately $176 million, with shares of around 50 percent for each partner.

Bombardier transportation's site in Bruges, Belgium will be responsible for the complete production of the four cab cars as well as the final assembly of the 68 intermediate (trailer) cars.

Alstom Transport’s Belgian site in Charleroi will supply the auxiliary converters for all the cars. The Alstom Transport sites of Valenciennes and Villeurbanne (France) will respectively deliver the semi-finished trailer cars and the train control devices for the four cab cars.

Deliveries are scheduled to take place from April 2010 until March 2011.

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