02/27/2017 Liebherr to supply HVAC systems for Wuhan Metro Line 8 in China
Zhejiang Liebherr Zhongche Transportation Systems Co., Ltd., a joint venture between Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG (70%) from Korneuburg in Austria and Guangzhou Zhongche Railway Vehicles Equipment Joint-Stock Co., Ltd. (30%) in China, has been selected by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. to supply air conditioning systems for the rolling stock of the Metro Line 8 in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China. A total of 240 saloon ventilation and air-conditioning units as well as 40 driver cabin air-conditioning units will be delivered for 20 trains. The rolling stock for Line 8 are six-car trains, manufactured by the Chinese railway vehicle manufacturer CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd.
The Wuhan Metro Line 8 is an elevated and underground urban metro system, operated by Wuhan Metro Co., Ltd. It links the northern Hankou with the southern Wuchang area and is considered a backbone traffic line in Wuhan, the province’s capital city with a population of around 4.3 million people.
Liebherr’s HVAC system was especially designed and customized according to Wuhan Metro’s technical specifications and standard. It controls the cars’ interior temperature and humidity and it provides a comfortable environment for the passengers. One part of each system includes two roof-mounted packaged saloon units located in each car, supplying and returning air from underneath. The other part is a ventilation unit in the driver’s cabin, absorbing air after treatment from the neighboring saloon units.
This contract is again a significant achievement for Liebherr-Transportation Systems, and demonstrates the Chinese market’s confidence in products and systems made by Liebherr.