Alstom and TMH Signed a Deal to Produce Electric Locomotives

Alstom and TMH Signed a Deal to Produce Electric Locomotives
July 1, 2010 6:44 am

Alstom and Transmashholding (TMH) have signed a deal to design and produce components for EP20 electric locomotives for the Russian market.

The companies will collaborate to develop 200 passenger locomotives for Russian Railways for a contract valued at €1bn ($1.2bn). Tekhnologii Relsovogo Transporta, a joint venture between Alstom and TMH, will develop the locomotives as well as stage metros, regional trains and passenger cars in Novotcherkassk, Russia.

The EP20 is a 7,200kW triple-bogie locomotive with a top speed of up to 200km/h and is designed to operate in temperatures as low as -50°C, according to Alstom.

The locomotives are expected to have current collection and catenary voltage transformation systems to enable their use on both voltage systems of the Russian network.

The EP20 is expected to be the first in a new range of locomotives intended for use in the 1,520mm track gauge zone. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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