OJSC Russian Railways, CJSC Sinara Group and Siemens Mobility GmbH to create engineering centre
A cooperation agreement between OJSC Russian Railways, CJSC Sinara Group and Siemens Mobility GmbH has been signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The document was signed by Sergei Kobzev, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Engineer of OJSC Russian Railways, Sabrina Soussan, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Mobility GmbH, and Evgeny Gritsenko, Vice President of the Sinara Group.
The three parties intend to develop cooperation in the field of engineering consulting, pre-design and design services and the development of design, maintenance and repair documentation with the aim of creating innovative railway rolling stock and its production in the Russian Federation, including high-speed electric trains capable of speeds of up to 400 kph.
To implement the agreement, Russian Railways and the Sinara Group intend to create an engineering centre for innovative technical and technological solutions. Siemens Mobility GmbH will act as a technology partner on the project. Creating the engineering centre will serve to consolidate existing and acquire new competencies in the design and production of railway rolling stock in Russia. High-speed trains will be the first project.
The engineering centre will also enable the formation of a staff of highly qualified engineers, specialists and industrial designers, as well as cooperation between manufacturers and scientific organisations in the creation of rolling stock and infrastructure facilities for Russian Railways.
The tasks of the centre will also include the development of documentation for rolling stock and infrastructure from technical requirements to obtaining design documentation.