Stadler and Turkish freight companies Körfez Ulaştırma have signed a contract for the supply of seven hybrid locomotives EURO DUAL including maintenance for eight years. The locomotives come in rail freight transport in Turkey are used.
Stadler and Körfez Ulaştırma, the logistics subsidiary of the largest Turkish refinery Tüpraş, have signed a contract for the supply of seven Co’Co’ hybrid locomotives EURO DUAL including spare parts and a full-service maintenance agreement for eight years. According to the contract is scheduled for delivery by 2021, the first locomotive.
The first-ever dual-powered locomotives are used in Turkey. Körfez Ulaştırma will use it for freight on routes with high slope, where a high traction force is required – as required in electric mode with 25 kV AC or in diesel-electric operation. A single EURO DUAL as a tractor is sufficient for transporting fuel products up to 2000 tonnes, which will have a positive impact on the operational efficiency of the Turkish railway operator. The EURO DUAL has a power range from 2.8 MW in diesel-electric operation up to 15.6 megawatts in electric operation under catenary. The starting tractive effort is up to 500 kN, thanks to six driven axles and an ultra-modern Adhäsionsregelsystem.
With this contract, the number of sold locomotives of new generation locomotives Co’Co’ rises to 74 pieces.
Körfez Ulaştırma is the first private rail operator in Turkey, has received a license for the transport of goods, since the government has started issuing licenses for the use of their main lines two years ago.
Iñigo Parra, CEO Stadler Valencia, emphasizes the importance of the project and the benefits of the new platform:
“We are proud to expand the market of EURO DUAL locomotives in Turkey and value the trust of our customers. The agreement reaffirms our commitment to the development of this new engine family that offers many economic and environmental benefits to train operators. “
Tufan Başarır, General Manager Körfez Ulaştırma, says:
“We are expanding our capacities continuously to increase our market share in rail freight. We are proud of the agreement with Stadler – to be able to seal – such a renowned company in the rail industry. With this contract locomotives for a private party can be imported to Turkey for the first time. The inclusion of the powerful EURO DUAL locomotives in our fleet will further strengthen our rail operations and give us a competitive advantage. “