Turkish firm, Hyundai set to jointly build locomotives
ESKİŞEHİR - Anatolia News Agency
Turkey expects to improve in production of electric engine locomotives. AA photoTurkey’s Tülomsaş, the state-run locomotive company, has shaken hands with South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem on an agreement to build jointly 72 electric engine locomotives to run on Turkish rails.
According to a written statement by the Turkish side yesterday, the project will be done in Eskişehir, the central Anatolian province where Tülomsaş is based.
2014 the deadline
The new generation of double deck locomotives with AC/AC 5000-kilowatt traction force capacity engines will be used both for passenger and goods transportation.
The project has much to add to Tülomsaş’s development in terms of technology, according to the statement.
The two companies plan to finalize the project by the end of the year 2014.
Resistance to varying climate conditions is a priority for the project, according to the statement.
“With the deal, Tülomsaş will hold the license for the project, which will boost its activity in the global market,” it said.
The company sees a benefit for the province in the project along with a valuable technology transfer.