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.
France: The American manufacturer has launched the MONITOR project. It implies fitting freight cars with sensors to monitor the condition of the braking system and bogies as well as to provide radio communication between cars.
Kazakhstan: Prime minister Alihan Smaiylov introduced plans for the delivery of locomotives, passenger, and freight cars for the fleet of the national operator and its subsidiaries.
Brazil: Producer has acquired the Brazilian company Super Metal specializing in the manufacturing of rolling stock and equipment for track maintenance.
USA: Wabtec together with scientific laboratories and the Convergent Science company will work to create a control system for the engine that is to burn a hydrogen-diesel mixture.
Kazakhstan: The locomotive was designed for the 1520 mm gauge market by Wabtec. The certificate for its serial production was obtained at the end of 2021, and more than 10 such vehicles have already been produced.
USA: The operator and the ZTR company announced a partnership to convert the old diesel locomotive to hybrid diesel-battery traction. The prototype is expected to be released at the end of 2023.
South Africa: A new tender is planned to be announced. This became possible after a court decision to suspend the contracts for the supply of 1,064 locomotives, concluded in 2014.
USA: Wabtec and the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy national railway operator signed a memorandum of understanding for the prospective delivery of 150 battery shunters, as well as on the mainline fleet overhauling for LNG traction.