RailConnect NSW awarded AUS$150 million to Faiveley Transport , a consortium consisting of the Hyundai Rotem Company, UGL Limited and Mitsubishi Electric Australia, to supply a complete range of railway systems and maintenance services for the 56 train sets (512 cars) of the New Intercity Fleet, New South Wales Australia.

Under the contracts Faiveley Transport will provide full braking systems (air generation, brake control and bogie brake), door systems (access doors and interior doors), HVAC (cabin and saloon heating, ventilation and air conditioning), vigilance units, pantographs and Energy Monitoring Systems. The scope of supply includes the study, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of the rail systems, as well as a maintenance contract for a 15-year period. It will involve Faiveley operating units in Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, India and China. Deliveries are expected to start by the end of 2017 and to be completed by September 2020.

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‘This contract further reinforces our leading position in the region and confirms our ability to support our customers globally’, said Wabtec President & CEO Raymond T Betler on November 7. ‘It also represents a great success for Wabtec and Faiveley Transport, with all of our major product lines represented on-board the new trains.’

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