ALSTOM awarded maintenance contracts in Brazil
Alstom and its partners awarded two new contracts for the maintenance of suburban trains in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo
CPTM, (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos), the operator of suburban trains for the city of Sao Paulo (Brazil) has awarded two new contracts for the maintenance of 78 of its trains to the COMAFER and Cobraman II consortia, in which Alstom is a partner. The share of the value of these two contracts attributable to Alstom is € 47,2 million. Each day, 1.6 million people use the CPTM network in Sao Paulo.
In the first contract, the COMAFER (Consórcio de Manutenção Ferroviária) consortium has been selected by CPTM for the maintenance of 144 suburban train coaches for the city of Sao Paulo. The consortium is made up of Alstom (17.3%), CAF (17.3%), Bombardier (17.3%), MPE (16%), Tejofran (16%) and Temoinsa (16%). The total value of the contract amounts to € 108,2 million. Alstom’s share is worth € 18,7 million.
Alstom and its partners will be charged with the mechanical and electrical maintenance of 48 three-coach trainsets (Series 2100 trains). These trains will operate on the various lines of the CPTM network in Sao Paulo. Maintenance work on the coaches will commence at the end of 2007 and will last for four years. 30 Alstom Transport employees will be involved in the project.
In a second contract, CPTM has entrusted the Cobraman II consortium with the maintenance of 30 further suburban trains serving the city of Sao Paulo. This consortium, which has already handled maintenance of the CPTM trains since 2002, is made up of Alstom (35%), CAF (35%) and Bombardier (30%). The total value of the contract amounts to € 81,6 million. Alstom’s share of the total is € 28,5 million.
The contract covers the maintenance of 30 four-coach trainsets (Series 2000 trainsets) which operate on line E, linking the centre with the east of the city. Within the consortium, Alstom Transport and CAF are in charge of mechanical maintenance and Bombardier of electrical maintenance. The maintenance works will commence at the end of 2007 and will last 4 years. 35 Alstom Transport employees will work on the project.
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