05/19/2021 Liebherr HVAC Units for Trains in Bangladesh and Tanzania

Liebherr-Transportation Systems (China) has been selected by the Korean locomotive and railway car builder Sung Shin Rolling Stock Technology (RST) to deliver 260 heating-, ventilation- and air conditioning (HVAC) units for saloon vehicles to be operated in Bangladesh and Tanzania. It is the first order for Liebherr-Transportation Systems (China) from a non-Chinese customer, which marks a historic milestone for the company that had just opened in 2020.

Climate chamber at Liebherr-Transportation Systems (China) Co., Ltd. in Pinghu - © Liebherr

Climate chamber at Liebherr-Transportation Systems (China) Co., Ltd. in Pinghu - © Liebherr

Climate chamber at Liebherr-Transportation Systems (China) Co., Ltd. in Pinghu - © Liebherr

Business is picking up quickly at Liebherr-Transportation Systems (China): The young company has received its first order from abroad: It will provide Sung Shin Rolling Stock Technology, based in Haman-gun Gyeongsangnam-do, (Republic of Korea), HVAC systems for 71 passenger railway cars that will be operated in Bangladesh and for 59 passenger railway cars in Tanzania. Two HVAC units are to be installed in each vehicle.

The HVAC systems will be designed, manufactured, tested and serviced by Liebherr Transportation Systems (China). As part of the First Article Inspection phase, the units will undergo various test procedures, for example testing in the state-of-the-art climate test chamber. These verifications will enhance the safety, availability and reliability of the HVAC units, while improving the travel comfort of the passengers and drivers.

Moreover, Liebherr will support Sung Shin RST with a dedicated test set up in Pinghu for the duct system of the cars. The test bench simulates the length of a vehicle, its height, and combines the foreseen duct system with the performance of the HVAC unit in order to support the customer to optimize the duct system if necessary.

“We are very grateful and honored to count Sung Shin RST among our first customers and we are looking forward to a long collaboration”, commented Andreas Walter, Executive Director, Liebherr-Transportation Systems (China) Co., Ltd., the receipt of the contract.