World News: 10:07 GMT Friday 9th November 2018. [Bombardier Transportation via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
BERLIN, Nov. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
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Rolling stock leasing company Akiem and mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation have signed two contracts under frame contracts to deliver a total of 33 locomotives. Based on their list price, the two firm orders are valued at a combined total of €112 million ($128 million US). Scheduled for delivery between 2019 and 2021 at the latest, the 33 locomotives will consist of a mix of MS 2 (multi-system), AC 3 (alternating current) and DC3 (direct current) locomotives.
Fabien Rochefort, CEO of Akiem Group, said, “This additional batch of 33 locomotives meets our customers’ demand across Europe. With a fleet of 180 by 2020, we are strengthening our ability to deliver reliable, efficient, safe and cost-effective traction services expected by both passenger and freight operators. This fruitful partnership with Bombardier Transportation enables Akiem Group industrial teams to design and deliver tailor-made services and maintenance solutions across Europe. We are making our Group a major long-term, reliable partner and added value provider for the railway transport industry in Europe.”
Peter Ammann, Head of Ecosystem Freight Corridors, Bombardier Transportation, added, “We are very pleased to have received these additional locomotive orders from Akiem, further strengthening our partnership with this important customer. We introduced our versatile locomotives platform 18 years ago and since then have continuously innovated and improved its features. With over 2,200 units sold, the platform has demonstrated its success. With these recent orders, Akiem will own a fleet of 180 locomotives; the customer continues to benefit from this mixture of performance, experience and permanent evolution.”
The 3 platform is the most modern four-axle locomotive platform in Europe. Its three models, AC3, MS3 and DC3, all offer optional Last Mile function, a support diesel engine which bridges non-electrified sections.
The MS locomotive plays a crucial role in the development of economies in Europe. Designed to operate on Europe’s four main rail supply voltages – 15 kV and 25 kV AC as well as 1.5 and 3 kV DC – it offers the necessary flexibility and interoperability to manage international rail transport across the continent.
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Globe Newswire: 10:07 GMT Friday 9th November 2018
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