Alstom-Transmashholding JV supplies 2ES5 locomotives in Russia

3 October 2011 (Last Updated October 3rd, 2011 18:30)

Alstom and Transmashholding have signed an agreement to develop and produce new 2ES5 electric locomotives for Russia Railways (RZD).

Alstom and Transmashholding have signed an agreement to develop and produce new 2ES5 electric locomotives for Russia Railways (RZD).

The agreement follows a contract from RZD to supply 200 freight locomotives worth €1bn signed in June 2011.

The 2ES5 locomotive will be designed by TRtrans, a joint venture company that Alstom and Transmashholding set up in December 2010 while the key components will be manufactured by a second joint venture company, Railcomp.

The 2ES5 locomotive is an asynchronous double-bogie freight locomotive to run at speeds of up to 120km/h with total output of 7600kW.

Alstom's share in this contract is worth €400m and the first deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012.