Pesa and Newag submitted a declaration of joint participation in the procurement procedure for the supply of 38 seven-car push-pull double-decker trains to PKP Intercity along with 45 multi-system locomotives and the provision of multi-system locomotive maintenance services, the companies said. Establishing a consortium and submitting a joint application to participate in the procedure announced by the carrier means that the teams of both companies, as part of the technical dialogue, started joint work on a double-decker vehicle dedicated to PKP Intercity.
“We are convinced that thanks to the experience gathered so far by our teams, we can jointly offer PKP IC a modern double-decker vehicle that can be competitive not only in Poland, but also on European markets” – said Krzysztof Zdziarski, president of Pesa.
“The decision to establish a consortium results from the fact that submitting individual bids would entail a significant risk of failure to perform the contract due to the complexity of the subject of the contract, production capabilities in the context of its completion date and other contractual obligations. We believe that the concluded consortium will have a positive impact on the further dynamic development of railways in Poland, ”added Zbigniew Konieczek, President of Newag.