Chinese firm to construct metro trains
ANKARA - Anatolia News AgencyThe Tender Commission has approved a Chinese offer to build the trains for the Ankara metro. China’s CSR Electric Locomotive Co. had offered the lowest bid at $391.2 million to construct the metro cars on March 5.
All the bidders were notified on May 11 and have until May 21 to report any objections they might have. After that date, CSR will be invited to sign the contract.
The Chinese firm will build 324 metro trains to be used on Ankara’s Tandoğan-Keçiören, Kızılay-Çayyolu and Batıkent-Sincan lines.
After the signing of the contract, CSR will have 20 months to send the first shipment of 15 metro trains. The company is then expected to provide the remaining metro trains within 32 months.
According to the terms of the tender, the first 75 metro trains will be required to have 30 percent of their parts supplied by a local manufacturer to support the local economy and industry.