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Interpipe delivered locomotive wheels to Mauritania

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The trains in Mauritania are among the longest and heaviest in the world, so two to four locomotives are usually used at the head of the train.

Interpipe delivered locomotive wheels to Mauritania

Ukrainian industrial company "Interpipe" continues to increase its presence in export markets. This time, the focus of Victor Pinchuk's company turned out to be the African continent.

According to the press service of the company, Interpipe has signed a 3-year contract with the State Railways of Mauritania (Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière) for the supply of locomotive wheels with a diameter of 1,076 mm according to the AAR standard.

SNIM is the only owner of 704 km of railway infrastructure in this West African country and is mainly engaged in large-scale freight transport. The railway connects the city of Zouerate, the center of the country's iron ore industry, with the port city of Nouadhibou. The length of one train of about 200 wagons can reach 2.5 km, therefore, two to four locomotives are usually used at the head of the train.

“Locomotive wheels are a technically challenging product for North African countries. Their wear resistance indicators should be at a high level in sandy deserts. Moreover, the trains in Mauritania are one of the longest and heaviest in the world. Our strategy is to continue to increase the share of export deliveries of railway products, ”said Alexander Garkavy, Director of the Railway Products Division of Interpipe.

About the company:

Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company's products are supplied to more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in the key markets of the CIS, the Middle East, North America and Europe. In 2020, the company sold 662 thousand tons of finished products, including 192 thousand tons of railway products.

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