[EU / Expert] Tender Update 17.07

The latest ‘Tender Weekly” is out, bringing you an overview of the most interesting events from the European railway tender world from the past week:

  • [ES] More new trains for Spain! This time it’s of four four-cars EMUs Euskotren with a total value of EUR 40 million. The new trains need have the same functionalities as the ones from series 900 and 950, that have been manufactured by CAF. The deadline for the offer submission has been set to 28.09.2020.
  • [UK] Following their original agreement for the lease of a new fleet of 60 x 10-vehicle trains and 30 x 5-vehicle trains, First MTR South Western Trains Limited (SWR), Rock Rail South Western PLC (Rock), and Bombardier Transportation UK (BTUK) are now announcing their agreement to extend the scope of the existing option for delivery of additional units to a total of five 10-vehicle trains and for the option to be exercisable at any time on or before 30 September 2020.
  • [HR] Croatia’s HZPP extends its tender for 21 suburban and regional EMUs from 28.07.2020 to 07.08.2020.
  • [RO] Romania Railway Authority’s tender for 20 interregional EMUs has been, yet again, extended. The new deadline is 07.08.2020.
  • [RO] More drama with Romania’s Regional EMUs tender. Now, Alstom, followed by the Romanian Chinese House – Friendship Association, has challenged Bucharest Tribunal’s decision to suspend the procedure. Meanwhile, the tender’s original duration has been extended from 03.12.2020 to 20.12.2020.
  • [PL] PCC Intermodal has extended the offer submission stage of its electric locomotives tender form 22.08.2020 to 19.10.2020.
  • [PL] PKP Cargo has extended the deadline for its tender for 5 new MS electrics from 31.07.2020 to 19.08.2020.
  • [PL] Remember PESA’s ELF 2 EMUs contract for Koleje Wielkopolskie? Although the agreement ends in December 2020, the first train is now set to be delivered at the beginning of January. The delay was mainly caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about the first batch delivery here.
  • [PL] PKP Intercity has chosen a winner in its tender modernization for 20 CLass EU07 locomotives with a top speed increase from 120 to 160 km/h. This is Olkol Oleśnica, previously known for its modernization of EU07 to EU07A.