Nigeria Buys 25 Locomotives from GE Transportation

Nigeria Buys 25 Locomotives from GE Transportation
May 16, 2009 1:49 pm

The Nigerian Railway Corporation will receive 25 new locomotives by 2010 from GE Transportation as per a new letter of intent bagged by GE from the Nigerian government.

The proposed Model C25 EMPD six-axle locomotives will be manufactured by GE Transportation South America.  The locomotives feature GE’s 7FDL 12-cylinder, 2,500 horsepower engine that will be supplied by its diesel engine manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania, US, the Nigerian Bulletin website reported.

Nigerian Minister of Transport Alhaji Ibrahim Bio said, “We hope that our partnership with GE in successfully implementing this revitalisation programme will serve as a model to the railway industry in the entire African continent.”

GE Transportation president and CEO Lorenzo Simonelli said, “As part of our proposal, GE experts performed an extensive analysis on Nigeria’s narrow-gauge railway network, haulage requirements and traffic patterns to determine the best fit locomotive.” 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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