Kazakhstan: SilkWay Transit Orders 22 STM Electric Freight Locomotives

Sinara Transport Machines’ (STM) Trading House has signed an agreement with SilkWay Transit to deliver 22 2ES7 Black Granite locomotives.

The electric freight locomotives will be used for commercial service on the Republic of Kazakhstan’s main line.

STM's 2ES7 Black Granite Electric Locomotive2ES7 Black Granite electric locomotive

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The 2ES7 two-section freight AC electric locomotives were designed for AC railway lines in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.

The Black Granite locomotive is equipped with an asynchronous traction drive that enables it to drive trains weighing up to 9,000 tonnes.

With a maximum power of 8.8 megawatts, it’s able to handle tough terrain and should significantly increase the throughput of Kazakhstan Railways’ mainline traffic.

The locomotives are being manufactured at STM’s Ural Locomotives plant. Deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of the year and the order is expected to be completed within the next nine months.

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