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Bombardier to supply components for Siemens

Posted on April 8, 2013

Bombardier Transportation signed a variation order to develop and supply important components for the next generation ICx high-speed trains for Deutsche Bahn (DB AG) under a framework agreement with Siemens AG signed in May 2011.

DB AG recently expanded its original order by an additional 170 coaches. The variation order of March 2013 is worth approximately $440 million to Bombardier in addition to the original order.

Bombardier will supply Siemens with, among other components, all the body shells as well as trailer bogies of the new ICx fleet. Furthermore, Bombardier will carry out the final assembly of all end coaches and of some intermediate coaches.

The steel car bodies for the new high-speed trains are optimized in terms of aerodynamics and weight, enabling significant reductions in energy consumption. They are being developed in the Bombardier factory in Hennigsdorf and are being manufactured in Görlitz. Project management takes place at both sites.

Hennigsdorf is responsible for the final assembly of all ICx end coaches. Bombardier will also carry out the final assembly of up to two intermediate coaches per train at this site.

The Bombardier Flexx Eco trailer bogies reduce vehicle weight, energy consumption and noise emission. They are being supplied from the Bombardier site in Siegen. The carbody production of the ICx will start in the summer of 2013, final assembly in spring 2014.

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