Bombardier has signed a contract for the design and supply of a Bombardier CX-100 Automated People Mover (APM) system for the Beijing Capital International Airport. The total value of the contract is approximately $89 million US (70 million euros). The scope of the project includes all the electrical and mechanical works for the 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) system. There is also an option for two years of operation and maintenance services. Notice to proceed is expected in June 2005, with contract completion scheduled for December 2007.
Bombardier’s Pittsburgh, USA facility will be responsible for project management, systems engineering and integration, testing and commissioning, in addition to the design and supply of the 11 CX-100 vehicles and the Bombardier CITYFLO 550 automated train control technology.
Wolfgang Toelsner, Bombardier Transportation’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “This project denotes the building of our first fully automated and driverless transit system in China, as well as the entry of our APM products into this dynamic market. We are excited to be part of the Airport’s expansion project and to be establishing a long-lasting partnership with Beijing Capital International Airport.”
Commenting on the order, Jianwei Zhang, Bombardier Chief Country Representative, China, said: “The award of this APM contract enhances our reputation of delivering first-class transportation products. With the 2008 Summer Olympics on Beijing’s doorstep, we are proud to showcase this proven and exceptionally reliable CX-100 technology.”
As part of the Airport’s major expansion project, the new APM system will operate on dual-guideway between two stations and will serve the new terminal, designated T3. Designed to carry 4,100 passengers per hour per direction, the CX-100 vehicles will be capable of operating as single-car trains or in consists of up to 4-car trains.
With over 30 years of experience in designing, building and operating APM systems around the world, Bombardier has supplied CX-100 systems for other airport applications, such as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; Houston, Tampa, and San Francisco, USA; and the soon to be operational Barajas (Madrid) International Airport in Spain, where Bombardier will also deploy its CITYFLO 550 automatic train control technology.
Bombardier participates in three joint ventures in China. The first one, Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Co. Ltd. (CBRC), is dedicated to the production of metro vehicles. The second one, Bombardier Sifang Power (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd., manufactures intercity passenger coaches for the Chinese Ministry of Railways. The other joint venture, Bombardier – CPC Propulsion Systems Co. Ltd. (BCP) - is involved in the production, marketing and maintenance of propulsion components for rail vehicles.
Including its joint ventures, Bombardier currently employs 1,400 people in China. In addition to its rail transportation operations, Bombardier is the number one supplier to the Chinese regional aircraft market with an installed base of 36 aircraft operated by seven airlines. It is also the top-ranked manufacturer of business aircraft in the country. Bombardier’s longstanding business relationship with China began 50 years ago.
Bombardier, CITYFLO and CX-100 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
Ulrich Bieger (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Eastern Europe and Russia)
+ 49 30 3832 1178
Hélène V. Gagnon (North America)
+ 1 450 441 8156
Neil Harvey (UK, Ireland, Nordic Countries, Australia, New Zealand, other countries)
+ 44 1332 266470
Jean-Pierre Hulot (France)
+ 33 1 53 45 84 69
Luis Ramos (Spain, Portugal, Italy and India)
+ 35 1 919 693 728