KTZ established the plant in 2009 at a cost of $US 120m to manufacture General Electric (GE) diesel locomotives under licence from GE. The purchase enables TMH to access GE technologies, and head of TMH Mr Andrei Bokarev says the aim is to continue producing 150 GE locomotives a year, shipping 70-80 to KTZ, 25-30 to Russia, and the remainder to the CIS and Asia.