New locomotives to be supplied by end of July 2016
Polish rolling stock producer Newag has signed a contract with local rail freight operator Freightliner Poland. Under the deal, Newag is to supply five six-axle electric locomotives to the operator.
“The total amount of the deal is €17.5 million,” Newag said in a statement. Deliveries of the locomotives are to be launched in May 2016 and completed by the end of July 2016.
Newag will provide the ordered rolling stock and components with a warranty for a period of 24 months following their delivery to Freightliner Poland. Local financial institution ING Lease took part in the transaction.
The six-axle Dragon locomotive is fitted with a capacity of 5 MW, and it is enabled with a maximum speed of 120 km/h, according to data released by the Polish producer. The rolling stock is adapted for a track gauge of 1,435 mm, and it weights some 119 tonnes. In addition to this, the Dragon is enabled with a tractive effort of at least 374 kN which allows the locomotive to drive freight trains with a weight of “more than 4500 tonnes,” according to Newag.
The rolling stock will be made at Newag’s production facility in Gliwice, in the country’s southern region of Silesia. The manufacturer operates a second plant in Nowy Sącz, Poland. Newag’s product portfolio includes electric multiple units (EMUs), diesel multiple units (DMUs), electric and diesel locomotives, railcars and trams. In addition to this, Newag also carries out modernisation and repair works of rolling stock.
Freightliner Poland is a subsidiary of Germany's Freightliner DE GmbH. The firm says that, from 2007 to date, Freightliner has transported over 3 million tonnes of aggregates across the Polish - German border.
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