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Cerha Hempel Advises Stadler on Sale of Trains to Austrian Federal Railways

Cerha Hempel Advises Stadler on Sale of Trains to Austrian Federal Railways

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Cerha Hempel has advised Switzerland's Stadler Bussnang on a EUR 240 million tender procedure for the sale of up to 20 new fire-fighting and rescue trains to the Austrian Federal Railways.

Stadler, which employs around 12,000 people at more than 40 service locations, produces high-speed trains, intercity trains, regional and suburban trains, metros, tramways, and trams. The company also manufactures main-line locomotives, shunting locomotives, and passenger carriages.

According to Cerha Hempel, Austrian Federal Railways — OBB — has already placed an initial order for the first five trains, which are valued at EUR 60 million and are scheduled to enter into service by the middle of 2024. The firm reported that “the vehicles are [designed] for interventions in the three new base tunnels of Koralm, Semmering, and Brenner, and will replace OBB's first generation of fire-fighting and rescue trains.”

Cerha Hempel’s team consisted of Partner Georg Konrad, Senior Associates Wolfgang Schreiner and Christopher Peitsch, and Associate Michaela Kober.