Stadler has announced that it has won the tender issued by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe for the delivery of 1,500 cars for use on the underground in Berlin.
The framework agreement, worth around 3 billion euros (around £2.7bn) will also cover the supply of spare parts for the next 32 years.
One of the unsuccessful bidders had initiated a review procedure, but the request has been rejected by the Berlin Court of Appeal.
The framework agreement includes a fixed minimum order quantity of 606 cars. Stadler will supply 376 cars for two- to four-car vehicle units from 2022 onwards.
The energy-efficient vehicles with noise reduction have been optimised in various ways.
What did the officials say?
Jure Mikolčić, CEO of Stadler in Germany, said:
“We are delighted that BVG has decided to continue its successful cooperation with our company. We are very proud to have won one of the largest delivery contracts ever awarded in Europe and to be able to complete the order in Berlin for Berlin. We have decided to bring forward our planned investments in the Stadler location in the German capital in order to create an optimal basis for the implementation of this major project”,
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