Tatra-Yug, a Ukrainian tram manufacturer, has won a tender for supply of 10 tramcars with a length of at least 26 meters to the Kyivpastrans municipal transport enterprise (Kyiv), the CFTS portal reports.

Tatra-Yug offered its new K-1M6 tramcars, one of which underwent tests in Kyiv in May this year.

According to the tender documentation, the tramcars are to be delivered before December 31, 2019. According to Tatra-Yug’s commercial proposal, the company offered to supply three-section tramcars of the model K-1M6, which have a length of 26.8 meters, to Kyiv. The technical documentation states that the tramcars must be suitable for operation for at least 15 years. They will be equipped with air conditioning and places for wheelchair passengers. They are designed to run autonomously on at least 1 kilometer of horizontal stretch of tracks.

Kyivpastrans was seeking to buy the trams for UAH 430,560,000 (including VAT). Tatra-Yug won the tender by offering to supply them for UAH 428,888,880 (including VAT), beating PJSC Kyiv Electric Transport Plant, which offered to supply them for UAH 430,550,400 (including VAT).

Bidding took place on November 28. Kyivpastrans and Tatra-Yug must now conclude an agreement.

Tatra-Yug is a domestic manufacturer with 95% of its production localized in Ukraine. Headquartered in Odesa, its production facilities are located at the state-owned Yuzhmash engineering plant (Dnipro).

Before it was sent to Kyiv for test operation, the K-1M6 tram was test-run in Dnipro and Kamianske. The tram was officially presented in Odesa in summer 2016.