GE Transportation has won a $130m contract to supply 50 locomotives to Brazilian company Cosan.

The AC44i locomotives will be used by Cosan’s subsidiary Rumo for freight transportation of sugar from its plants to port on the rail infrastructure provided by its partner America Latina Logistica.

The locomotives feature GE‘s AC individual-axle traction-control technology, which enables the AC44i to haul heavier loads by significantly reducing slippage on start-ups, inclines and suboptimal track conditions, GE said.

The delivery of the locomotives is scheduled to begin in 2010.