Alstom has supplied of its complete product portfolio in China, from locomotives (since 1958), EMU high speed train (since 2004) to metropolis (since 1999) and tramways (since 2015), from signaling solutions to components and services.
The first railway contract Alstom won in 1958 was a locomotive contract, supplying 25 locomotives to Baocheng Line, the first electrified railway in China. Since then, Alstom has supported its partners and customers to build over 950 locomotives in China, including 150 “8K” double BoBo locomotives in 1980s, 500 Coco (Prima T6) and 180 double-Bobo (Prima T8) in the recent decade. “8K” locomotive has attracted a large number of admirers in China, being regarded as one of the best locomotives in China with great performance and reliability.
In 2004, in the context of Chinese “introducing, digesting, absorbing, and re-innovation of advanced technology from foreign suppliers” policy, Alstom won its first high speed train project in China, supporting Changchun Railway Vehicles Company to develop high speed trains (CRH5) platform. So far, around 200 high speed trains have been built in China with Alstom’s technology. Alstom continues supplying core components and repair parts to high speed trains in China nowadays.
Alstom has been supplying rolling stock for metro lines in China since 1999. So far, Alstom has supplied 1678 metro cars for 9 lines in Shanghai and Nanjing. No wadays, Alstom is one of the top three suppliers for traction system to metro cars in China via its JV SATEE, which has supplied about 3300 traction systems to metro cars in China. OptONIX is the traction system Alstom developed specifically for China market in 2009. Alstom’s other JV, XAYEECO in Xi’An, supplies motors to all traction systems manufactured by SATEE.
Alstom is also the leader in signalling solutions for metro lines in China via its JV, CASCO, which has equipped signalling systems for 28 metro lines in operation in 11 cities with a total length of 910km in China. At the same time, it has provided control centers for more than 70 passenger-dedicated lines, including Beijing-Shanghai Express Railway and Guangzhou - Zhuhai Intercity Railway. After the GE integration in November 2015, Alstom won its first signalling contract supplying and improving Incremental Train Control System for regional ine, Tibet Qinghai Line (Golmud to Lhasa section) in July 2016.
Alstom won two tramway contracts in 2015, supporting its partners, CRC and its JV, SATCO, to build trams for four lines in Shanghai and Chengdu. Alstom Citadis X02 technology is applied. The first tram for Shanghai Songjiang line was completed in June 2016. Alstom is the No. 1 in the world for integrated tramway solution. It has gained great reputation in China and abroad for its 100% low floor Citadis tramways. More than 50 cities in 18 countries in the world ordered Alstom Citadis tramway.
Besides components and repair parts for high speed trains, traction system, motor mentioned above, Alstom is also one of the top three supplies in China for dampers via its JV, Qingdao Alstom Railway Equipment Co. Alstom has capacity to design, manufacture and maintain dampers for all types of trains, including locomotives, high speed trains, metro cars and tramway cars produced by Alstom and other companies based on customer’s need.