Bombardier Inc.’s rail unit has won an order valued at about $440-million (U.S.) to supply components for Deutsche Bahn AG’s next-generation ICx high-speed train.
The new contract is part of a framework agreement between Bombardier and Siemens AG. After winning an order for up to 300 ICx inter-city trains in 2010, Siemens contracted with Bombardier for the latter to supply components for 130 vehicles.
Deutsche Bahn recently expanded its original order by an additional 170 coaches.
Under terms of the components order announced Monday, Berlin-based Bombardier Transportation will supply Siemens with, among other parts, all the body shells as well as the trailer bogies for the ICx. Bombardier will also provide the final assembly of all end coaches and some intermediate cars.
The final assembly of end coaches will be done at Bombardier’s Henningsdorf facility; up to two intermediate coaches per train will also be assembled at the site.
Carbody production of the ICx is set to begin this summer, with final assembly in the spring of 2014.
The deal comes just a week after Bombardier Transportation – a division of Montreal-based plane and train-maker Bombardier – clinched a $145-million order for 12 double-decker commuter trains from Deutsche Bahn.