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|
|Size of subsequent options||10||10||10||10||10|
|Diesel engine, kW||essential||350||no||no||1 800||no|
|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
|Czech Republic||25 kV||yes||yes||yes|