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During 22 to 24 October FAINSA exhibited our seats at IREE 2019 ( Indian Rail Equipment Exhibition) in New Delhi, India.
FAINSA had already supplied First and Standard class seats on the very prestigious Vande Bharat Express Train, the first semi High Speed (max 160km/h) electric train built fully in India. This project was code named “Train 18” because the train was designed and built from scratch in only 18 months by Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. Here at IREE, we showcased the very same MD seat presented for First Class in Vande Bharat Express. This specification demanded a high degree passenger amenities such a huge recline, power sockets to every single place and a huge table. The seat even rotated 180 degrees to give a passenger a choice of airline or a bay configuration.
The market is also dramatically growing with new Metro trains. FAINSA is the incumbent seat supplier to Delhi Metro (DMRC) RS10 project that was one of the largest contracts for Metro style cars in the world. Here, FAINSA exceed a particular challenge of a fold-up bench along the assembly being fully waterproofed. This innovation allowed Rotem, the train builder, to safely and efficiently stow away important electrical equipment. So during the IREE fair, FAINSA also presented a very similar DMRC RS10 design but this time fitting some newly formed stainless steel shells. This new innovation certainly indeed created a wealth of interest from different Indian regions.
There was an anticipated 12,000 visitors to the Fair and we certainly did our best to answer every single question that was asked.
COMPIN-FAINSA will supply train seats for 445 cars ALSTOM/BOMBARDIER – M7 series.
This order is related to the contract of the ALSTOM / BOMBARDIER consortium for supplying 1,362 cars to the SNCB (« Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belge »), the Belgian railway company, as detailed herafter:
- This new contract will enable SNCB-NMBS to offer a total 145 000 additional seats to its passengers
- The first firm order is for 445 double-deck trains type M7 cars
The first firm order signed today includes design and manufacturing for 445 cars and is estimated to be around 1,3 billion euro (1,4 billion USD). The direct share for BOMBARDIER is around 787 Meuros (853 million USD) while ALSTOM’s share is around 471 million euros (511 million USD). Deliveries for this first order will take place between September 2018 and 2021. The frame of this contract includes an option for up 917 additional cars.
The Bombardier site located in Brugges (Belgium), will provide 65 multifunctional steering cars and 290 trailer cars. ALSTOM site in Valenciennes (France) will manufacture 90 cars motorized cab cars.
COMPIN-FAINSA will deliver the first pre-serial seats from May 2017.