Mitsubishi Electric Railcar air-conditioning Systems for Siemens Desiro High Capacity Trains
Mitsubishi Electric railcar Air-Conditioning systems will be used in Desiro High Capacity railcars on the Rhine-Ruhr express (RRX) train network in Germany. Rhine-Ruhr express (RRX) train network connects cities and provinces in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. The six lines of the RRX project will connect major cities, including Köln (Cologne), Leverkusen, Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Bochum, Dortmund, Bielefeld, and Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate. Mitsubishi Electric will deliver 328 air-conditioning systems (82 trainsets totaling 164 cars) worth approximately 1.7 billion yen (US$ 15 million).
Siemens favorably evaluated Mitsubishi Electric’s high reliability and extensive track record in delivering railcar air-conditioning systems, as well as its status as the first Japanese manufacturer of such systems to be certified under the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) in 2010.
Mitsubishi Electric continues to win contracts for transportation systems in Europe, including an order received in 2014 from Deutsche Bahn AG for traction systems worth approximately 3 billion yen. The company became the first Japanese manufacturer of railcar main transformers to receive IRIS certification in January of this year.