October 09, 2017

Alstom presents first Prima passenger locomotive for Azerbaijan Railways

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Alstom presents first Prima passenger locomotive for Azerbaijan Railways Alstom/Arnaud Février

ALSTOM managing director for west and central Asia Mr Bernard Peille presented the first of 10 type AZ4A Prima passenger locomotives for Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) to ADY deputy chairman Mr Hijran Valehov at the manufacturer’s plant in Belfort, France, on October 9.

In May 2014 ADY awarded Alstom a €288m contract to supply 50 type KZ8A double-unit electric freight locomotives, but the order was amended to 40 freight locomotives and 10 passenger units the following year. The order was financed through a loan from a consortium of Societe Generale, BNP Paribas and the French branch of HSBC.

The 160km/h AZ4A is equipped to operate under both the 3.3kV dc and 25kV ac 50Hz ac electrification systems.

The 1520mm-gauge locomotive is certified in accordance with Euro-Asian Council for Standardisation, Metrology and Certification GOST standards.

ADY Prima LARGE

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