GERMANY: Evac has won its first major European contract to supply rolling stock toilet units since being acquired by Knorr-Bremse last year.
This forms part of a deal which will also see Knorr-Brense provide braking, door and HVAC systems for 130 electric multiple-units which Alstom is to supply to Baden-Württemberg rolling stock agency SFBW under a contract signed in May.
Three SanSys sanitary systems will be installed in each of the four-car Coradia Stream High Capacity EMUs, with customised cubicles, compact vacuum systems, tanks and electronic control.
The Knorr-Bremse braking equipment will include PistonSupply Eco compressors, FlexControl Modular controls, SysControl electronics and SandGrip sanding systems.
Knorr-Bremse’s IFE business will supply pressure-tight weight-optimised, low-maintenance door systems with sliding steps, and its Merak subsidiary will provide modular and scalable HVAC systems with R290 natural refrigerant.
The firm order announced on August 11 is the fourth to be placed under a framework agreement for Knorr-Bremse to supply subsystems for Alstom’s Coradia Stream family in 2021-25.
‘This new, high-profile, multi-system order further strengthens the partnership between Knorr-Bremse and Alstom as both companies seek to develop safe, sustainable, efficient rail mobility’, commented Dr Jürgen Wilder, Knorr-Bremse executive board member for the Rail Vehicle Systems division.