[AT] New locomotives for the ÖBB: Siemens has the best bid

Different Austrian media are bringing the news that Siemens’ has placed the best bid for the new generation of electric locomotives for the Austrian federal railways (ÖBB). In 2015 the ÖBB published a tender for various types of electric and hybrid locomotives to be used all across Europe.

Note: the image in this news item is made by us in 2015, it is not official, nor does it have any relation to the text. The final design of the future ÖBB locomotives is yet unknown.

According to Austrian media, the final selection took place on 11 January, on 16 January the bidders were informed. The contract volume at the end of 2015 was € 570 million. According to competition law, further details of the contract have not been disclosed yet. Now a 10-day period follows during which competitors have to decide to accept or object to the selection of Siemens as winner.

At this moment, an order of up to 200 new locomotives is mentioned. 

 


Back in 2015, ÖBB published its original tender:

Tender 1 ‘Elektrostandardlokomotiven’

2017: 50 AC locomotives, 30 in first order – 4 axles
– minimum: 300 kN / 120 kph / 5.6MW / 350kW last mile diesel
– obligatory homologation: DE/AT/HU/RO/SK(AC)/CZ(AC)/HR/SB/BG/TR
– optional: BA/MK/GR

2017: 25 Multi System locos, not in first order – 4 axles
– minimum: 300 kN / 120 kph / 5.6MW
– obligatory homologation: DE/AT/HU/HR/SK/CZ/PL/IT/SI (incl. Italy)
– optional: BE/NL/RO/BG/TR/SB/BA/MK/GR

2017: 25 Multi System locos, not in first order – 4 axles
– minimum: 300 kN / 120 kph / 5.6MW
– obligatory homologation: DE/AT/HU/HR/SK/CZ/PL/SI (excl. Italy)
– optional: BE/NL/RO/BG/TR/SB/BA/MK/GR

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Tender 2 ‘Supercargolokomotiven West’ (Hybrid)

2020: 50 AC locomotives, 30 in first order – 2×4 or 6 axles
– minimum: 450 kN / 120 kph / 5.6MW + 1.8MW diesel
– obligatory homologation: DE/AT/HU/RO/SK(AC)/CZ(AC)/HR/SB/BG/TR
– optional: BE/NL/PL/IT (all DC countries!) /SI/BA/MK/GR

Tender 3 ‘Supercargolokomotiven Ost’

2017: 50 AC locomotives, 10 in first order – 6 axles
– minimum: 450 kN / 120 kph / 5MW / 350kW last mile diesel
– obligatory homologation: AT(Heg.-Vienna only)/HU/RO/BG
– optional: AT(rest)/SK/TR/SB/HR/BA/MK/GR