Ingeteam has signed a contract with Talgo for the supply of equipment for four high-speed tractor units for Uzbekistan, thereby helping to extend the country’s fleet of electric traction vehicles.

The Ingeteam supply comprises the engineering of the electric system, traction chain equipment, battery chargers, control systems and high voltage switchgear. Ingeteam will also be responsible for the control electronics, to be adapted to comply with the country’s signalling and communication regulations.

Ingeteam already has maintenance teams in this country, who will also provide coverage for these vehicles, once the commissioning process has been completed. The first tractor unit is expected to be started up at the beginning of next year.

Ingeteam’s participation in the Talgo project dates back to 2011, with the supply of equipment for the high-speed trains for the Tashkent-Samarkanda line in Uzbekistan. Two of the new tractor units will be running on this same line, whilst the other two are for the new Tashkent-Bukhara HS line. The trains comprise 11 cars, set to run at a maximum speed of 250km/h.

With this project, Ingeteam confirms its commitment to Talgo and continues to develop and build on its capacity as a technology leader in railway traction systems.