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Bulgaria's BDZ Passengers agrees to buy Siemens locomotives for 28.4 mln euro

Author Mario Tanev
Bulgaria's BDZ Passengers agrees to buy Siemens locomotives for 28.4 mln euro Photo: Siemens Mobility / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 30 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's BDZ Passengers, a unit of state-owned railway group BDZ Holding, said on Thursday that it has picked a tie-up between Siemens Mobility Austria and Siemens Mobility Bulgaria to deliver 10 new electric locomotives for 55.5 million levs ($30.9 million/28.4 million euro).

The price includes the delivery of Siemens Smartron locomotives, as well as maintenance and supply of all necessary spare parts and consumables for a three-year period, BDZ Passengers said in a statement.

The contract also envisages the training of BDZ Passengers' personnel to operate and maintain the new locomotives.

The first locomotive will be delivered within 10 months of the signing of the contract, while all 10 must be delivered within 13 months.

The consortium submitted the sole bid in the second stage of the tender for the contract.

Initially, four bidders submitted expressions of interest in the tender but one of them - a tie-up led by local group Excelor Holding, was disqualified. The other two which expressed interest, were Germany-headquartered Bombardier Transportation and Spain's Stadler Rail Valencia.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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