Hyundai Rotem wins bid to build Polish trams

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Hyundai Rotem wins bid to build Polish trams

Hyundai Rotem, Korea’s major railway system and plant equipment maker, said Wednesday it has won an order worth 336 billion won ($284 million) from Poland to build trams.

Hyundai Rotem said it will supply 123 trams to Warsaw Tramways, which operates the tram network in the Polish capital. All trams will be built in South Korea and shipped to Poland starting in 2021.

This is the third time the company has inked a tram deal with a foreign customer. It previously secured tram orders in Turkey in 2014 and 2015. Hyundai Rotem said its trams will be able to run at a maximum 70 kilometers per hour (44 miles per hour) and will be equipped with its latest energy-saving technologies.

Hyundai Rotem, a unit of Hyundai Motor Group, said it is also looking to supply trams to six local municipal governments, including Busan and Daejeon, in the future.

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