Alstom will Supply Electric Locomotives to Kazakh Railway Company

Alstom will Supply Electric Locomotives to Kazakh Railway Company
October 2, 2010 5:01 pm | Last Update: August 14, 2015 5:03 pm

EKZ, a joint venture of Alstom, Transmashholding and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, is to supply 295 electric locomotives to the Kazakh railway company.

The €1.3bn ($1.8bn) order is for a total of 200 KZ8A double freight and 95 KZ4A passenger locomotive models, which will incorporate technologies developed by Alstom and Transmashholding.

Alstom’s share is about €800m ($1.1bn) and the contract will take effect on 11 March 2011. Alstom’s Belfort plant will deliver the first freight locomotives in 2012, and the first passenger locomotives will be delivered in 2014.
The freight locomotives will have a speed of 120 km/h, and will reduce the journey time between Almaty and Astana by three hours. 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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