EVRAZ’s West-Siberian Steel Plant (EVRAZ ZSMK) is set to transport 4,500t of 25m and 12m-long R50-N rails for General Transport Procurement Company (TRADEX) in Cuba.
The new rails will be used for modernisation of the existing access railroads as part of a Cuban Government’s programme.
EVRAZ sales vice-president Ilya Shirokobrod said: "Cuba has a high potential to develop a railway communication network and its government has already set off on the road to upgrade the existing infrastructure.
"EVRAZ rails have already proven reliability in hot and humid climate. Considering that this lot is made on a cutting-edge mill, we believe that our partner will be completely satisfied with the quality of our rails."
The delivery of the rails is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
In December last year, TRADEX signed a contract with EVRAZ for the delivery of these rails. TRADEX officials visited EVRAZ ZSMK’s facility to inspect the production process and evaluate the quality of new rails earlier this month.
Cuban railway infrastructure deputy director Ledisvan Morales said: "We are impressed by what we have seen at EVRAZ ZSMK, this is state-of-the-art equipment and high technology."
Image: EVRAZ’s West-Siberian Steel Plant (EVRAZ ZSMK) has produced 4,500t of rails for TRADEX in Cuba. Photo: courtesy of EVRAZ.