January 09, 2017

CRRC rolls out locos for Nigeria and Serbia

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CRRC Dalian rolled out the first two CDD3B1 diesel locomotives for Nigeria at its plant in China on January 5. The units will provide passenger services on the 186.5km standard-gauge Abuja - Kaduna railway, which opened in July 2016.


The locomotives have a maximum speed of 150km/h and have been adapted to operate in humid as well as well as dry and dusty climates.

The order from Nigeria follows previous locomotive orders for CRRC Dalian in South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Congo, Angola, and Ethiopia.

Meanwhile, on January 3, the two locomotives that CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive is supplying to Serbia left China.

The 7MW locomotives are designed to meet European TSIs and have a top speed of 140km/h.

CRRC Zhuzhou signed a contract with Nikola Tesla Thermal Power Plant, based in Belgrade, for the two units in March 2016.

The Serbian power plant has an annual coal transport capacity of 25 million tonnes.

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