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August 28, 2019

Stadler to supply bi-mode locomotives to Turkish rail freight operator

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has received a contract to supply seven bi-mode locomotives to Turkish rail freight operator Körfez Ulaştırma.

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has received a contract to supply seven bi-mode locomotives to Turkish rail freight operator Körfez Ulaştırma.

Stadler will deliver seven Eurodual Co’Co’ hybrid locomotives, as well as their spare parts.

The contract also includes maintenance services for the vehicles for eight years.

Körfez Ulaştırma, the logistics affiliate of local refinery Tüpraş, will use the locomotives for freight transport services.

The vehicles will operate on 25kV AC electric mode and will be powered by diesel while running on lines with high gradient.

The Eurodual locomotives will have a capacity of 2.8MW in diesel-electric operation and 6.15MW during electric catenary operation.

Equipped with six-powered axles and adhesion control systems, the vehicles can provide a maximum tractive effort of up to 500kN.

Körfez Ulaştırma general manager Tufan Başarır said: “We are rapidly growing our resources to increase our share in rail freight market and proud to have sealed the agreement with Stadler, a reputable player of the railway industry.

“This deal signifies the supply of the first batch of imported locomotives into Turkey for a private sector player.

“The addition of powerful Eurodual locomotives in our fleet will support our rail operations, providing us with a strong competitive advantage.”

The Eurodual locomotives will be built at Stadler’s facility in Valencia. Deliveries are expected to start by 2021. This is Stadler’s first contract in Turkey.

Earlier this month, Stadler secured a $274m contract from Polish railway company PKP Intercity to supply 12 FLIRT trains.

 

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