07/03/2015 Liebherr-Transportation Systems Wins Follow-on Contract for Air Conditioning Systems for the ÖBB railjet

Siemens Österreich AG, based in Vienna (Austria), has contracted Liebherr-Transportation Systems to supply air conditioning systems for nine further railjet trains for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).

Underfloor air conditioning unit from Liebherr for the passenger compartments of the ÖBB railjet

Underfloor air conditioning unit from Liebherr for the passenger compartments of the ÖBB railjet

Liebherr-Transportation Systems’ pressure-tight air conditioning systems which are installed in the railjet have been tried and proven. After supplying equipment for a total of 51 ÖBB railjet trains over the period 2008 until 2012, Liebherr is now set to equip nine more of the seven-section trains. Equipment for one train consists of seven underfloor air conditioning units for the passenger compartments, seven air extractor units, an under-console air conditioning unit for the driver's cabin, an air recirculation heater and accessories.

Deliveries of the air conditioning systems are scheduled to start in July 2015 and be completed by December 2016. ÖBB will then have a total of 60 railjet trains operating in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and Italy. The nine trains will operate primarily on the western route Vienna – Salzburg – Munich and later on routes to Italy.

ÖBB railjet from Siemens

ÖBB railjet from Siemens

Liebherr-Transportation Systems – Renowned Manufacturer of Railway Technology

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS in Toulouse (France) is one of eleven divisional control companies in the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the fields of transportation and aviation equipment. It employs around 4,900 people worldwide.

Liebherr’s transportation systems division deals with air conditioning, hydraulic actuation systems and electronic components for rail vehicles of all kinds, and is backed by many years of experience in the development and manufacture of these technologies. In addition to its own sales and service centers, the division has access to the Group’s development and service facilities around the world. This global set-up means that Liebherr-Transportation Systems is there for its customers wherever they may be.