JSC Transmashholding has announced it will supply Ukrainian Railways with 292 DC electric locomotives.
The company signed an agreement with the Lugansk Diesel Locomotive Plant, the State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine and Administration of Lugansk region to deliver the modern freight electric locomotives.
Ukrainian Railways will receive the freight DC electric locomotives 2EL4 in the period from 2012 to 2016.
Locomotive production will be developed at the Ukrainian enterprise of CJSC Tranmashholding – Lugansk Diesel Locomotive Plant.
The agreement also provides establishment of new equipment premium service system on the basis of locomotive depots. This system will provide maintenance of electric locomotives through their life cycle.
The procurement of new electric locomotives is executed by Ukrainian Railways within the framework of the rolling stock fleet renewal program, foreseen till 2020.
The 2EL4 locomotive is developed by joined efforts of the experts from Lugansk Diesel Locomotive Plant and Russian locomotive building plant – Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant (NEVZ), which is also a part of Transmashholding. The first electric locomotive 2EL4 was produced in 2009.