Ansaldo STS has been chosen by CNR Equipment Engineering Co Ltd to build the first TramWave catenary-free system in China, implementing the agreement that was signed in 2012 with CNR Dalian and with the Taiwanese company GRC. The agreement provides for the construction of tramways with this innovative technology for the first time in the Chinese territory.
CNR Equipment Engineering Co Ltd, a company fully controlled by CNR Dalian, has therefore signed a contract, whose value is approximately 26 million Euro, for the construction of an 8.7 km double track line with Ansaldo STS' innovative catenary-free system named TramWave.
CNR Dalian has signed a framework agreement with the municipality of Zhuhai for the construction of a catenary-free tramway system in the city of Zhuhai. Line 1, which is the subject of this agreement, is the first phase of its implementation.
Zhuhai is a city in the southern coastal province of Guandong in the People's Republic of China.
Ansaldo STS' technological innovation keeps thriving and "the signing of this agreement represents a significant opportunity for Ansaldo STS in a new sector and contributes to achieving China's goal of implementing a clean and sustainable urban transportation model. This is the starting point for developing further catenary-free systems in China and worldwide" - Sergio De Luca, the company's CEO stated with satisfaction.