CHINA: Nanjing Metro has awarded Alstom and its local joint venture Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co a €28m contract to supply traction equipment for 174 cars ordered for Line 4.

Alstom’s Optonix traction systems have been designed for the Chinese metro market. SATEE will provide the inverter, auxiliary convertor, brake resistor, master controller and traction motor. SATEE will manufacture the equipment in China with support from Alstom’s factory in Charleroi.

Phase I of the east-west Line 4 is due to open in October 2015. It will be 34 km long with 18 stations.