CAF is now in charge of the tram project for the Cuiabá, Brazil, and will supply 84 carriages to Calcutta, India. This will bring CAF 700 million Euros.
According to CAF’s communication sent to the Stock Market Spanish Commission (CNMV), the Spanish company signed a contract for the Calcutta tube amounting to more than 110 million Euros and a contract in Brazil, in conjunction to other companies, amounting to 216 million Euros.
CAF will supply 84 tube carriages for the East-West line in the city of Calcutta, although 21 more carriages could be included in the contract. The line is currently administrated by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation.
The carriages will be 21.5 metres long and 3.72 metres wide. They are made of stainless steel, completely air-conditioned and can hold up to 2,136 passengers. The carriages reach a potential speed of 90 kmph and weather and operating conditions in Calcutta, home for 21 million inhabitants, were taken into account.
CR Almeida, Santa Bárbara ‑two Brazilian civil works companies‑ and CAF signed a turnkey contract for the civil works, the electrical and mechanic systems and the supply of 40 groups of 7 units each for the new tram in Cuiabá, one of the hosts for the 2014 World Cup and capital of Mato Grosso in Brazil.
The consortium signed this contract with the Government of Mato Grosso through the special office for the 2014 World Cup, amounting to 1,477 million Reais (590 millionEuros). CAF will receive 540 million Reais(216 million Euros).
The delivery period for the project will end in June 2014, by the time the World Cup takes place. Thanks to this new contract, CAF reinforces its presence in Brazil. The company already has a plant in Hortolândia, in the state of São Paulo.