July 22, 2013

More Chinese locomotives for Belarus Railways

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DURING last week's state visit of Belarusian president Mr Alexander Lukashenko to Beijing, Belarus Railways (BC) signed a contract with China National Electric Import and Export Corporation for 18 7.2MW electric locomotives from CNR Datong Locomotive Works.

BC has already received 12 9.6MW 120km/h double-unit freight locomotives, which are based on the Chinese HXD2 designed by CNR and Alstom.

The contract, which is worth nearly €90m, is 85%-financed by the Export-Import Bank of China and includes the provision of spare parts. The locomotives will be delivered within 21 months.

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