Bombardier extends Siemens deal for ICx fleet

Variation order worth $440 million for high-speed coaches.

BERLIN — Bombardier Transportation is extending a May 2011 contract with Siemens to add components worth $440 million for the Deutsche Bahn (DB AG) next generation ICx fleet.

DB AG recently expanded its original order by an additional 170 coaches.

The variation order will see Bombardier supply Siemens with, among other components, all the body shells as well as trailer bogies of the new ICx fleet. Bombardier will also carry out the final assembly of all end coaches and some intermediate coaches.

Berlin based Bombardier Transportation said the steel car bodies, with an aerodynamic design that reduces weight and energy consumption, are being developed at its factory in Hennigsdorf and manufactured in Görlitz. Final assembly of all ICx end coaches occurs at the Hennigsdorf plant.

Montreal-based rail and aerospace transportation manufacturer Bombardier will also carry out the final assembly of up to two intermediate coaches per train at this site.

FLEXX Eco trailer bogies are being supplied from the Bombardier site in Siegen.

Car body production of the ICx will start in the summer, with final assembly set for spring 2014.