Brazil: The producer has signed a contract worth approximately $38.4 mln with the VLI logistics company to supply 9 ES43BBI diesel locomotives to operate on 1,000 mm narrow-gauge lines.
Michel Boccaccio, the producer's vice president in the region, indicated in an interview with BNamericas that he sees the markets of Brazil, Mexico and Chile as the most promising, and noted the region's major challenges.
Brazil: Producer has acquired the Brazilian company Super Metal specializing in the manufacturing of rolling stock and equipment for track maintenance.
Since the beginning of the year, Alstom has signed several contracts for the supply of more than 60 LRVs for transportation systems in Latin America and Europe, but terminated a large contract in India.
Brazil: A mock-up of the head car was presented at the NT Expo 2022 exhibition held in Sao Paulo in March. The regional Brazilian authorities and customers from Latin America have already become interested in the new rolling stock.
Brazil: The first battery-powered CRRC locomotive was delivered to the Vale mining company. At the same time, the Brazilian customer is already operating a similar EMD Joule vehicle, produced Progress Rail.