Hyundai Rotem has obtained a EUR 60.5 million order to supply 38 hybrid low-floor tramways to Izmir (Turkey). The order was placed by Turkish company Gulermak Heavy Industries Construction & Contracting Co., in charge with constructing two new tramway lines (9.7km and 12.6km).
It is the first time that Hyundai Rotem has secured a tramway deal in a foreign market. “Our successful performance in past projects and global supplies helped us obtain the first overseas tramway deal in Turkey. With the landmark deal, Rotem made a foothold in fast-growing electric-powered global tram market,” a representative of Hyundai Motor Group stated.
Turkey is currently Hyundai Rotem’s second-largest export market (after India), with a total of 1006 rolling stock units being sold since 1996.