CAF WINS THREE NEW TRAM CONTRACTS WITH A TOTAL JUST SHY OF €100M

Spain-based CAF Group has secured three deals, worth a total of €100m ($118m), to provide trams for various lines in Luxembourg, Germany and Sweden.
 
As part of one of the contracts, CAF will supply 12 trams for the second phase of the tram line currently under construction in Luxembourg City.
 
The contract is worth more than €40m and was awarded by the tram line operator Luxtram.
 
Upon completion, the second phase of the Luxembourg City tram line will undertake catenary-free operations and will be powered at tram stops through a ground-level charging system.
 
The line’s new trams will belong to the CAF Urbos 3 family and will be similar to those in operation on the existing line.
 
They will be equipped with supercapacitor accumulator technology and ground-level, rapid charging at stations.
 
The supercapacitor accumulator technology is developed to minimise the architectural impact of trams’ overhead catenaries in city centres and can save energy by preventing rheostatic losses on the line, optimising brake energy regeneration. CAF affiliate CAF Turnkey & Engineering will supply the facilities and charging equipment for each tram stop of the new line.
 
Under the second contract, CAF will provide five trams for the City of Freiburg in Germany. The deal will be carried out in addition to the Urbos fleet of 12 trams recently supplied by CAF to the city.
 
CAF has also won an order from Sweden-based operator Skånetrafiken to provide seven trams for the city of Lund.
 
The new trams will be deployed along the city’s 5.5km line with nine stops that is currently under construction in the city.
 
Under the arrangement, CAF will also be involved in the maintenance of the units for ten years, with provisions for the extension of the number of units.
 
Lund’s new Urbos trams will comprise five modules. Each of them will have a total length of 32m. They will include advanced technology to help reduce both operating and maintenance costs.
 
The total value of the two contracts secured in Germany and Sweden is valued at around €60m.