June 22, 2017

Akiem awards locomotive overhaul contract

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FRENCH National Railways’ (SNCF) leasing subsidiary Akiem, has awarded a €20m contract to Alstom to carry out mid-life overhauls on 23 BB 36000 electric locomotives.

The contract follows an initial agreement signed in April 2016 for the overhaul of seven locomotives of the same type, which operate in Morocco.

Alstom says it will extend the life of the locomotives by about 15 years.

The locomotives were designed and manufactured at Alstom’s Belfort site and entered service in 1996.

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