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Ukraine plans to purchase 130 locomotives from the French company “Alstom”

Ukraine plans to purchase 130 locomotives from the French company “Alstom”
Ukraine plans to purchase 130 locomotives from the French company “Alstom”20.05.2021

The French company will supply Ukrzaliznytsia with Prima T8 electric tractions under the agreement as to upgrading its electric traction fleet. The agreement will enable Ukraine to purchase 130 freight locomotives produced by “Alstom”. Such locomotives will be able to carry 9,000 tons, as well as to reach speeds of 120 km / h. In addition to the locomotives sale, “Alstom” can provide full technical support for its at local depots of Ukrainian railroads. Initially, “Alstom” was ready to supply locomotives to Ukraine with 15% localization, but later the company decided to increase localization to 35%.

By 2025 Ukrzaliznytsia plans to purchase over 50 electric tractions and by 2033 another 265 locomotives. The total number of required locomotives that Ukrzaliznytsia plans to buy for the fleet renewal is at least 315 electric tractions.