"We found that there was no relocation for Bombardier or CNR. While there wasn’t a relocation per say, there was a decision communicated to them to be located at a place different to the one they initially thought they would be located at, [according to] the tender negotiations."
However, Transnet was warned by PwC that the operations of the two locomotive manufacturers, which were contracted as part of a group of companies to assemble 1,064 locomotives (another deal shrouded in controversy), could not be housed at Transnet's Koedoespoort facility in Pretoria.
In a 2014 report commissioned by Transnet, PwC had already warned that the facility could not house more than two manufacturers and suggested that the contracts make provision for the manufacturing process to be conducted out of Durban or Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape.
This provision was to be made before the locomotive supply agreements (the contracts for 1,064 locomotives) were awarded.