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ÖBB selects Siemens to supply 200 locomotives

17 Jan 2017

AUSTRIA: Siemens AG Österreich has submitted the best bid for a framework contract covering the supply of up to 200 freight locomotives, Austrian Federal Railways told the shortlisted bidders on January 16.

Formal award of the contract is still subject to the 10-day regulatory standstill period during which other bidders can appeal against the decision.

In October 2015 ÖBB invited expressions of interest in the contract to supply three types of locomotive equipped to operate in various combinations of countries.

Lot 1 covered the ‘Standard Locomotive’, a four-axle 120 km/h design rated at 5·6 MW which would be required in an AC-only version with a last-mile diesel engine, and in two multi-system versions with and without Italian certification.

Lot 2 covered a 120 km/h ‘Super Cargo West’ electro-diesel rated at 5·6 MW when operating under AC electrification and at 1·8 MW when running on diesel power.

Lot 3 covered a ‘Super Cargo East’ locomotive, a six-axle 120 km/h AC electric rated at 5·0 MW with an optional last-mile diesel engine.

 

Austrian Federal Railways locomotive tender
Contract Lot 1: Standard locomotive Lot 2: Super Cargo West Lot 3: Super Cargo East
Electrifcation AC Multi-system + Italy Multi-system excluding Italy AC AC
Number 50 25 25 50 50
Initial order 30    30 10
Size of subsequent options 10 10 10 10 10
First delivery 2017 2017 2017 2020 2017
Rating, kW ≥5600 ≥5600 ≥5600 ≥5600 ≥5000
Diesel engine, kW essential 350 no no 1 800 no
desirable ≤500 ≤350 ≤350 no 350
Axles 4 4 4 4 or 6 6
Maximum speed, km/h ≥120 ≥120 ≥120 ≥120 ≥120
Tractive effort, kN ≥300 ≥300 ≥300 ≥450 ≥450
Certified for operation Germany yes yes yes yes desirable
Austria yes yes yes yes Hegyeshalom (Hungarian border) - Wien;
rest of the country desirable
Hungary yes yes yes yes yes
Romania yes desirable desirable yes yes
Bulgaria yes desirable desirable yes yes
Turkey yes desirable desirable yes desirable
Croatia yes yes yes yes desirable
Slovakia yes yes yes yes desirable
Serbia yes desirable desirable yes desirable
Czech Republic 25 kV yes yes yes  
Poland   yes yes desirable  
Italy   yes   desirable  
Bosnia desirable desirable desirable desirable desirable
Macedonia desirable desirable desirable desirable desirable
Greece desirable desirable desirable desirable desirable
Belgium   desirable desirable desirable  
Netherlands   desirable desirable desirable  
Slovenia   yes yes desirable