China: Alstom Joint Venture to Supply Further Traction Systems to Nanjing Metro

Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (SATEE) has been awarded a contract by Nanjing Metro and CRRC Puzhen to provide the train traction and auxiliary system for 258 metro cars.

These will run on Line 6 of Nanjing’s metro network in the Jiangsu province.

Alstom train on Nanjing Metro Line 1Alstom train on Nanjing Metro Line 1

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Alstom’s Chinese joint venture will provide its Opt-ONIX traction system, which includes traction inverters, motors and auxiliary converters.

Specifically designed for the Chinese market, the system improves operational performance and reduces lifecycle costs thanks to its lightweight, compact design and use of regenerative electrical braking.

The traction systems will be manufactured by SATEE in China with support from other Alstom sites in Europe and Asia.

Another Alstom joint venture, Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment, will supply the traction motors.

The first systems are expected to be delivered before the end of this year.

Alstom has worked closely with Nanjing Metro for over 20 years. In this time, it’s supplied the network with 456 metro cars, train control and traction systems for multiple lines including 7 and 12, traction overhaul services and signalling systems.

Henry Wang, Managing Director of Alstom China, said:

“We’re proud to further extend the presence of Alstom China in Nanjing and contribute to its city rail transport network.

“This is another clear demonstration of the customer’s trust and high recognition in Alstom’s expertise and competency.”