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CRRC delivers new batch of shunting locomotives to Kazakhstan

9 July 2024
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New CRRC locomotives for KTZ
New CRRC locomotives for KTZ. Source: KTZ
Sotnikov Kirill, Editorial Contributor
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Yashchenko Olga, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

China, Kazakhstan: In June, the first four CKD6S shunting locomotives have rolled off the production line at the Ziyang plant. Now the locomotives ought to obtain TR EAEU 001/2011 certification to be approved for operation in EAEU countries.

This model has been exclusively designed for the national operator Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ). The locomotive is equipped with a diesel engine, which features electronic fuel injection and meets the Stage IIIA emission standard. The vehicle designed for a maximum speed of 80 km/h can reportedly operate at temperatures from -40 °C to +50 °C.

Arrival of CKD6S shunting locomotives from CRRC for KTZ. Source: KTZ/Telegram

In October 2023, KTZ and CRRC signed a framework agreement worth $1.3 bln for the supply of 100 shunting and 100 mainline locomotives as well as establishing engineering and service centres in Kazakhstan (see  for details).

The parties have now signed a further agreement providing for the implementation of these deliveries. Notably, in over 20 years more than 200 locomotives have been supplied by CRRC to Kazakhstan.

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