Monday, August 21, 2017

TMH's Bryansk plant receives certification to produce 2TE25A locomotives

Bryansk Engineering Plant, part of Transmashholding, recently received certificates to produce the initial batch of 2TE25A locomotives.

The 2TE25A is Russia's first mainline freight locomotive with asynchronous traction motors that allow engines to increase traction and reduce fuel consumption through partial regimes and emissions, reducing the amount of repair traction needed.

Performance tests showed that the traction characteristics greatly exceed the mass series of locomotives currently being operated by Russian Railways.

The "Knights" train is already working in the East Siberian region, and the Tynda locomotive depot operates 24 of the models.

One of Russian Railways' priorities is the active development of the Baikal-Amur Mainline.

Transmashholding--partly owned by Uzbek businessman Iskander Makhmudov--is Russia's largest transport engineering company. Established in 2002, it is the largest supplier of rolling stock for Russian Railways, the largest shipping company in the world.