The wagons will be delivered by the end of 2013 and the locomotives will be supplied between May 2013 and March 2014. This will enable LKAB to increase the number of trains in service each day from 15 to 20. Each 750m-long train consists of 68 wagons carrying 6800 tonnes of iron-ore.

ioremalmvinterlow.jpgThe double-unit IORE locomotives are said to be the most powerful in the world with a tractive effort of 1200kN, and a 10.8MW power output at the wheels. The locomotives have an axleload of 30 tonnes.