Photo: Toma Bacic

LATVIA: Liepaja tram operator Liepājas Tramvajs has selected Končar to supply six meter-gauge trams.

Končar’s €8·8m bid was lower than that of Modertrans. Railvec UAB had also bid with an offer of trams made by Belkommunmash, but was disqualified.

The contract is expected to be signed after a 10-day standstill period. The first tram is due to be delivered in a little over a year, with all six due within 36 months of contract signature.

This marks Končar’s first contract to supply trams outside its home city of Zagreb.