Ukrzaliznytsya has received the latest batch of American locomotives

Укрзализныця получила последнюю партию американских локомотивов

In Ukrzaliznytsya happy with the American locomotives

All 30 locomotives General Electric put into operation after resupply at Krukovka carriages.

Ukrzaliznytsya got the last 5 of the 30 supplied to Ukraine locomotives after resupply at Krukovka carriages. According to the media center of the us line, they were sent to the depot in Melitopol.

According to the head of the Board of railroad Evgeny Kravtsov, only for the first few months of new locomotives General Electric could make more than 4 thousand flights, transported more than 7.5 million tons of cargo.

“The first year, we expect that thanks to the new GE locomotives total fuel savings will be more than 100 million UAH for uz”, – he said.

Kravtsov said that the GE diesel locomotives are operated in the direction of industrial enterprises and the port of Mariupol port of the black sea region. They are involved in rail traffic on the section Zaporizhzhia-Komysh-Zoria-Volnovaha and Dolinskaya-Nikolaev.

The average mileage of locomotives GE exceeded by 47% the performance of diesel locomotives engaged in similar transport in the uz – it now stands at 586 kilometers, the company said.

Due to the increased turnaround time in their technical maintenance is carried out in 92 days, while the existing locomotives to Ukrzaliznytsia series require such a service every two days.

The representative of the company GE Transportation is Offered Gohan said that he is very satisfied with the cooperation with proper use and appreciated the technical readiness of the enterprise. Also noted that there are no problems with Ukrainian localization of production he cannot see and, soon, you can bring it from 10% to 40%.

In the future, according to him, one and a half or two years kvsz will be able to almost completely assemble the Trident with the exception of the power unit.

We will remind, the first locomotive General Electric arrived in Ukraine on 11 September last year.

Railways and General Electric signed a multiyear contract worth more than $ 1 billion on February 23. The first stage provides for the delivery by the end of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019 30 freight diesel locomotives GE ТЭ33А c localisation level of 10%. The unit price of $4.68 million, including VAT.

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