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First domestically developed diesel locomotive engine unveiled in Iran

22 May 2024
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The prototype MP610 diesel engine at the Mapna Group’s plant in Fardis
The prototype MP610 diesel engine at the Mapna Group’s plant in Fardis. Source: Imnanews
Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Yashchenko Olga, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Iran: The prototype MP610 diesel engine has been presented during a visit by two Iranian ministers to the Mapna Group’s plant in Fardis.

Abbas Aliabadi, Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade, and Miad Salehi, General Director of the national operator RAI, were offered the V-shaped 16-cylinder engine, which is stated to have a power rating of 3,160 kW at 1,000 rpm. According to Mapna Group, not only the engine, but also a compressor, blower, radiator, generator, traction drive control system, and other key components have been developed by the company itself.

The MP610 engine is going to equip the first domestically manufactured MAP30 mainline diesel locomotive, earlier presented at the production site as well. 100 such locomotives are planned to be produced in the upcoming three years, as reported by Iranian media. Minister Abbas Aliabadi has also announced that the hybrid MAP30 configuration will be developed, combining diesel and catenary traction.

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