Malaysia buys 22 multiple unit trains from China

Updated 2017-04-12 15:30:38 Global Times

AChinesetrainmakersignedadealonTuesdaytosell22electricmultipleunits(EMUs)toMalaysia,whichwillbedeliveredbytheendof2018.

CRRCZhuzhouLocomotiveCosignedacontractwithMalaysia'stransportationministryfor13hybridEMUsandninemodernsuperEMUs,domesticnewsportalchinanews.comreported.Thecontractisworth1.32billionyuan(2million).

The13hybridEMUswillbemadespecificallyforMalaysia.Theywillhaveaone-metertrackgaugeandsuperpowercapacity,accordingtothereport.Themaximumtrailspeedis100kilometersperhour,andthepassengercapacityisashighas500people.

In2014,CRRCZhuzhoumademeter-gaugeEMUswiththeworld'shighestoperatingspeed.TheninemodernsuperEMUsareanadditiontothemetergaugeEMUsthatgotofftheproductionlinein2014.Besides,all-aroundupgradeshavebeenmade,suchasanincreaseofthefirst-classcarriageandsmartdoors,andloweringairconditioners'windspeedandnoise.

AllofthenineEMUsaremadeinMalaysia,accordingtochinanews.com.

TransportMinisterLiowTiongLaisaidattheceremonythatCRRCZhuzhou'sproductsandservicesprovidenotonlyconveniencetolocalpeoplebutalsolargequantitiesofjobs,boostingthedevelopmentofthelocaleconomy.Hesaidhehopesthetwosidescantogethercreatenewcooperativemodels.

SinceenteringtheMalaysianmarketin2010,CRRCZhuzhouhasestablishedtwosubsidiariesandonejointventureinthecountry,withanemployeelocalizationratesurpassing80percent.

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