Chinas rail car giant starts building manufacturing center in Malaysia
Kuala lumpur - XINHUA
China's leading railway car manufacturer, China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd. (CSR), signed a contract here Tuesday with a Malaysian company to supply 30 Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) for Malaysia Ampang Line, nine of which will be produced in Malaysia.
This is CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., Ltd's (CSR ZELC) second project of mass transit vehicles for Malaysia, and the new LRVs are three-car trains with designed maximum speed of 80 km/h, which will be operated on Ampang Line and Ampang Extension Line with the existing LRVs.
At the signing ceremony with Prasarana, Malaysia's largest asset owners for public transport services and facilities, Zhou Qinghe, chairman and general manager of CSR ZELC, said they will do their best to run the project well.
He also said they will cooperate with the Malaysian side in terms of capital, participate in the construction of Malaysia transportation in various ways, such as turnkey contract and so on, and transfer the advanced technology and management concept to Malaysia.
CSR ZELC invested 400 million Malaysian Ringgit (122.6 million U.S. dollars) to build a rail transit equipment manufacturing base in Malaysia in April 2013, which will provide rail transit vehicle welding, assembly, testing, overhaul and refurbishment.
The first phase of the construction of the manufacturing base will be completed by the end of 2014, when it will be able to produce 150 new vehicles per year and overhaul 100 vehicles per year.