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China starts supplying heavy-duty electric locomotives to Uzbekistan

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Electric locomotives are capable of transporting goods, including heavy ones, in mountain ranges with difficult terrain. They will serve mountain areas.

China starts supplying heavy-duty electric locomotives to Uzbekistan

Four modern super-powerful electric locomotives for the Uzbek railways arrived from China to Tashkent. They meet international requirements for environmental safety.

Uzbekistan will receive 30 modern Chinese electric locomotives in the near future. As a reminder, a contract with the Chinese consortium CNTIC-CRRC DRLOCO for the supply of 24 double-body electric locomotives for $ 134.6 million was signed on July 17, 2019.

Taking into account the need of Uzbekiston Temir Yullari for freight electric locomotives, it was decided to purchase 6 more electric locomotives.

The advantage of using electric traction was noted by I. about. Khusnutdin Khasilov, Chairman of the Board of JSC "Uzbekiston Temir Yullari" He also recalled that despite the pandemic and problems related to border closures, the Chinese partners were able to fulfill their contractual obligations and delivered electric locomotives more than 6 months ahead of schedule.

“These electric locomotives are designed for passenger and cargo transportation. They are capable of transporting goods, including heavy ones, in mountain ranges with difficult terrain. They will serve mountain areas. Electric locomotives are very powerful. We will need them very much in the mountainous areas, and therefore they will be put into operation as soon as possible, "Khasilov noted.

As noted by the vice-president of CNTIC (UZ) Mao Zengan, electric locomotives are distinguished by high power and the mountainous terrain of the country was taken into account in their creation.

“The electric locomotives supplied by us ... are fully adapted for the region and have all the characteristics of the latest generation locomotives - they are high power, efficiency, reliability, excellent performance and ergonomics. The electric locomotives use modern developments in the field of electric locomotive construction, "he said.

By the end of 2021, it is planned to supply the remaining electric locomotives: 19 freight and 7 cargo-passenger.

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