August 27, 2014

Akiem orders 10 Traxx locomotives

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LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Akiem has signed a contract worth €33m with Bombardier for the delivery of 10 140km/h Traxx DC locomotives, with an option for up to 10 additional units placing the value of the contract at approximately €65m.

The 3kV dc locomotives will be used for freight transport in Poland and Italy and delivery is scheduled between the third quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016. Bombardier will manufacture the bodyshells at its plant in Wroclaw, Poland, bogies in Siegen, Germany, and traction converters in Trapaga, Spain. The locomotives will be assembled in Vado Ligure, Italy.

The contract is a follow on from an order for 15 Traxx locomotives that Akiem placed in 2013.

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