BMZ delivered Shunting Locomotives to Mongolia Railways
Management of Ulan-Bator Railway have accepted a batch of 5 shunting diesel locomotives TEM18DM at Bryansk Engineering Plant.
Deliveries are executed in the framework of the contract, concluded on the 28th of October, 2010 between CJSC Transmashholding and JSC Ulan-Bator Railway for supply of shunting diesel locomotives. The contract was concluded in fulfillment of Memorandum on cooperation in the filed of supply of modern high-efficiency rolling stock to the fleet of Ulan-Bator Railway, signed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CJSC Transmashholding Andrey Bokarev , President of JSC Russian Railways V. Yakunin and the Head of JSC Ulan-Bator Railways on the 25th of August, 2009.
TEM18DM diesel locomotive is a locomotive with modernized driver’s cab with two driver’s desks with electronic controller, HVAC system, which includes heating, ventilation and air conditioning, microprocessor control and diagnostics system, electric rheostatic brake. This locomotive has windows with electrical heating and plastic upholstery covering. TEM18DM in comparison with the diesel locomotives of the previous series allows to achieve fuel economy (in relation to TEM18 up to 17 tons per year) and ensures reduction of other operational costs. Anatoliy Zadorojniy, BMZ General Director, mentioned that, all diesel locomotives, produced for Mongolia, had passed hot operational testing i.e. testing in real conditions on the tracks of JSC Russian Railways.
Ulan-Bator Railway Fleet counts 59 locomotives, including shunting diesel locomotives TEM2, produced by BMZ dozens years ago.
In total, BMZ will produce 7 diesel locomotives TEM18DM for Ulan-Bator Railways in 2011. Moreover, Transmashholding will supply 30 mainline freight diesel locomotives 2TE116UM to Mongolia during this year.