The deal is worth around €200m to AnsaldoBreda and authorises the production of up to 600 LRVs for Chinese cities. An initial batch of 10 Sirio vehicles will be assembled at AnsaldoBreda's Pistoia plant in Italy to allow training of CNR Dalian personnel.

In July Ansaldo STS signed a similar agreement with a joint venture of CNR Dalian and General Resources Company to license production of its TramWave catenary-free system, allowing the technology to be sold in China.