As part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, JSC "Russian Railways" and "Siemens" signed a memorandum on the construction of a new shop in the depot of PM-10 for the repair and maintenance of high-speed train "Peregrine" and electric "Swallow". His document was signed by a senior vice-president of JSC "Russian Railways" Valentine Gapanovich, director of "rail systems", "Siemens AG" Jochen Aykholt and president of "Siemens" in Russia Dietrich Meller.
The partners have agreed on the construction of a new plant for electric service in the railcar depot PM-10 St. Petersburg-Moscow. In this maintenance it will take place not only train "Peregrine", as previously planned, but the "Swallows". "Siemens’ plans to invest in the project a few tens of millions of euros.
According to the document, "Siemens" is ready to immediately begin the design and construction of the plant in the custody of PM-10 St. Petersburg-Moscow to conduct audits and maintenance of electric, "Peregrine Falcon" and "Swallow". Commissioning of the plant is planned by the beginning of 2015.
A more detailed agreement on the use of the new shop will be decorated in a separate agreement. Intention to organize the territory of Russia maintenance and repair of electric trains was achieved in 2012. Then, at the Forum "Strategic Partnership 1520" in Sochi, "Russian Railways" and "Siemens" signed a memorandum.
"In the safe operation of high-speed trains," Peregrine Falcon "and" Swallow "interested and we and our partners — the" Russian Railways ". New modern workshop will as promptly and efficiently maintain and repair compounds. Service — an important part of our company, and localization in the area of maintenance is a strategic direction of "Siemens" in Russia ", — said the President of the" Siemens "in Russia Dietrich Meller.