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Latest rolling stock procurements and supplies: CRRC, Pesa, Bozankaya, UWC, TMH, STM, Tulazheldormash

10 July 2024
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The CRRC passenger train at the Mtito Andei station
The CRRC passenger train at the Mtito Andei station. Source: CRRC
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Brief overview of key events and news in the rolling stock markets.

🇰🇪 CRRC has sent another batch of 20 locomotive-hauled trains for operation on the 592 km Mombasa–Nairobi Railway. This adds to another 41 trains delivered by the manufacturer since 2017. Each train comprises first-, second- and business-class coaches, a restaurant and a power coach. The contract for the additional batch was awarded in last September.

🇮🇩 CRRC has signed a contract for the delivery of another eight 12-car trains in 2025, valued at $135 mln. At the beginning of the year, the company had already been ordered three such trainsets. This order was preceded by a reduction in the scope of the contract with PT INKA. The revised agreement stipulates that the local manufacturer will modernise two trains instead of the previously planned 19 vehicles. KCI cited PT INKA’s inability to deliver the rolling stock on time as the reason for this decision.

Rendering of the KCI-SFC120-V from CRRC for Indonesia Rendering of the KCI-SFC120-V from CRRC for Indonesia. Source: ShanghaiEye

🇵🇱 Pesa has been awarded the tender to supply up to 20 low-floor trams for the city of Toruń, with the firm part providing for the delivery of four trams and two options of eight vehicles each. Despite the Turkish Bozankaya offering being almost €2.5 mln more economical, the choice in favour of the local company is due to higher technical scores.

The VPO-S tamping machine for Kazakhstan The VPO-S tamping machine for Kazakhstan. Source: PTK Group

🇰🇿 PTK Group has announced plans to supply 12 additional VPO-S tamping machines to Kazakhstan. Three vehicles are to be delivered to Integra Construction KZ, a development and construction company, with the remaining nine destined for the national operator Kazakhstan Temir Zholy. This information has been disclosed by Sergei Kurilenko, Development Director of Tulazheldormash, a PTK Group company. Mr. Kurilenko states that Kazakhstan is interested in ballast cleaning and track laying machines. In June, PTK Group delivered the first two VPO-S machines to Integra Construction KZ.

The UWC 11-6874 freight cars for Bodi International The UWC 11-6874 freight cars for Bodi International. Source: UWC

🇲🇳 In 2023, United Wagon Company delivered 361 freight cars to the country under the contract with Bodi International, as detailed in the company’s annual report. Another Russian manufacturer, TMH, has shipped five 2TE25KM double-section diesel locomotives to the Ulaanbataar Railway Bureau (50% owned by Russian Railways) this year. Plans to deliver these locomotives were reported in February.

🇷🇺 As stated in the annual report of the national operator, its subsidiary, the Federal Freight Company, owned the fleet of 13-6704 container flatcars by the end of 2023. The flatcar designed to operate at 140 km/h was certified by Sinara–Transport Machines at the end of 2022. In the past year, Federal Freight Company made another acquisition, namely 322 piggyback wagons.

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