The first passenger car manufactured by the Tver Carriage Works (TVZ) for the Egyptian National Railways has arrived at the port of Alexandria in Egypt. This was reported on the TVZ page on the social network Twitter.
“Here it will have operational tests for 75 thousand km of Egyptian railways,” the report says.
For the first time, Transmashholding (TMX, the parent company of TVZ) presented the prototypes of passenger cars to the Minister of Transport of Egypt in October last year. Rolling stock should be delivered within five years, starting in the spring of 2020.
The wagons will receive birch-free trolleys with two-stage spring suspension. Thanks to them, the rolling stock will be characterized by increased smoothness. Disc brakes with an anti-union system will be responsible for braking.
As reported in September 2018, a contract was signed for the supply of 1,300 passenger cars of five types to the Egyptian National Railways with a total value of more than 1 billion euros.
The agreement was signed following a consortium-winning tender announced by the Egyptian National Railways in 2017. The tender was also attended by manufacturers from China, Italy, India, Spain and Romania. The deal became the largest in the history of Egyptian railways.
Tver Carriage Works OJSC (part of Transmashholding JSC) has become a consortium of Transmashholding Hungary Kft. a key component manufacturer responsible for technology transfer and production organization.
TMX Engineering LLC (part of TMX) acts as the lead developer responsible for the technical expertise of the project. The Hungarian side acts as a production and financial partner. Half of the wagons will be produced at the Hungarian factory Dunakeszi Jarmujavito Kft. in cooperation with the Tver Carriage