Bombardier Transportation of Germany, which supplies metro cars for the Delhi Metro rail network, has won a contract for propulsion and control equipment from Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation.

The project is funded equally by the World Bank and the Union Government and is valued at about Rs.11.2 billion. It involves design, manufacture, delivery and testing of Bombardier propulsion and control equipment and additional equipment including fans, compressors, passenger information systems and high voltage instruments.

“The order involves a total of 72 commuter trains of 12 cars each. Delivery of the equipment will begin in the last quarter of 2012 and will be completed in the third quarter of 2014,” said a Bombardier Transportation spokesperson.

“With this order, we continue to consolidate our position to provide support to the railway systems in India,” said Bombardier Transportation India president and managing director Benoît Cattin Martel. “It is a prestigious project and the largest for Bombardier's propulsion and controls business in India. Our large manufacturing and engineering presence in India combined with our local experience, international expertise, other projects like Delhi Metro and eco-friendly technologies mean we are ideally placed to bring India to the world stage in rail transportation.”

The production for the order will take place at Bombardier's plant in Maneja (Gujarat), supported by Bombardier's sites in Mannheim and Hennigsdorf, Germany. Bombardier has a manufacturing facility at Savli in Gujarat and an engineering centre in Hyderabad.