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Spaniards clinch metro deal

17 December 2003

BRUSSELS – Brussels metro (Stib) awarded a EUR 120 million contract for the supply of new carriages to Spanish supplier Caf Tuesday evening.

Italian metro manufacturer Ansaldobreda and Franco-Canadian group Alstom-Bombardier were beaten to the post by the Spanish company.

Stib director Werner Daem announced the Spanish group secured the deal as it had offered the cheapest tender and was enthusiastic to secure the Brussels contract in order to attract other potential customers.

The monster deal will see Caf supplying Brussels metro with 15 “boa” carriages of 94 metres each and a capacity of 800 seats.

The new vehicles are due to come into service in 2007.

[Copyright Expatica News 2003]

Subject: Belgian news