the Zaporozhye steel mill "Dneprospetsstal" has declared readiness to participate in the project on localization of production of electric locomotives in Ukraine "national electric". The plant can offer a wide range of metal products in the framework of the project – the shafts of electric motors, axial, billet, circles spring steel 55S2A, said Deputy Director of sales – head of sales "DSS" Gennadiy Redko.
At the end of April this year at "Ukrzaliznytsia" announced the initiative in the next few years to upgrade the fleet of freight locomotives. We are talking about buying a 205 locomotives, worth about $ 1 billion. Offer Ukrzaliznytsia started with the 15% of localization of production of electric locomotives in Ukraine. But given the situation in the economy, and the opportunities that have domestic enterprises, Industrialists offered its own project of production of electric locomotives. Its location in the Ukrainian factories could reach over 50%.
According to estimates of the Federation of employers, the project will have a significant economic effect for 150 Ukrainian enterprises of metallurgical, machine-building, chemical and other industries. Production of electric locomotives in Ukraine would create new jobs, to additional revenues and reduce dependence on imports.
the Participants of last week's online round table "Localization of production of electric locomotives in Ukraine" concluded that the project "national electric" may be one of the key pilot projects that will give impetus to the Ukrainian industry.
"to Start the implementation of the project impossible without the intervention of the Cabinet of Ministers and revision at "Ukrzaliznitsya" conditions of competition. I hope all necessary measures will be taken before the end of the first stage of selection of manufacturers of electric locomotives, and in the near future we will be participants of the project", - noted in "DSS".