Pesa Bydgoszcz, a Polish rolling stock manufacturer is set to deliver 62 electric multiple units (EMUs) for regional railways in three Romanian cities after winning the largest tender in its history.
The budget for the contract is a record-breaking 3 billion złoty (€670 million) and includes the supply of the vehicles as well as a 15-year maintenance service for all EMUs with an option to extend the maintenance contract for an additional 15 years.
The offer also encompasses the construction of three maintenance centers for all 62 train sets.
The order for Romanian Railways marks a significant step in the implementation of Pesa’s strategy in the context of international expansion.
“This is another Three Seas Initiative country that will receive our most technologically advanced vehicles, and where we will establish local maintenance centers,” said Pesa President Krzysztof Zdziarski.
“Increasing Pesa’s presence in this region is also a part of the preparations to offer high-speed class vehicles for lines developed as part of the Via Baltica project,” he added.
Pesa is actively participating in subsequent tenders organized by Romanian cities for the purchase of trams for Oradea, Bucharest, Ploesti, and Galati. These projects are in line with Pesa’s 2030+ development strategy in both the tram and electric train production sectors, the company declared.
Pesa’s presence in Romania has been increasing since 2012. In May 2023, the manufacturer completed the delivery of 17 trams for the city of Craiova, having previously supplied 16 trams to the city of Lasi.
Pesa Bydgoszcz is a Polish manufacturer of rail vehicles and also deals with modernizations, repairs, and maintenance of rolling stock.