During the ceremony, the equipment was handed over to the customer
Press service of Transmashholding JSC
The first batch of passenger cars manufactured by the Tver Carriage Works (TVZ, part of Transmashholding, TMX) was commissioned by the Egyptian National Railways (ENR), delivered to the port of Alexandria on June 26. This was reported in the Directorate for External Relations and Corporate Communications of TMX.
The ceremony was attended by ENR Chairman Ashraf Raslan, Hungarian Ambassador to Egypt Peter Kvek, Russian Ambassador to Egypt Georgy Borisenko, Russian Consul General in Alexandria Rashid Sadikov, Russian Trade Representative in Egypt Nikolai Aslanov, and a TMX delegation led by the company’s vice president Sergo Kurbanov.
“For the first time in Russia, a contract is being implemented to create and supply passenger cars for 1435 mm gauge to far abroad countries. Until the end of 2020, several more lots of wagons will be sent to the Arab Republic of Egypt in the framework of industrial cooperation between Russian and Hungarian manufacturers – I am convinced that this joint project will be another important step in the development of relations between our countries and will contribute to the development of Russian non-primary non-energy exports ” – said the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.
TMX CEO Kirill Lipa noted that the delivery of the first batch of serial production was the result of extensive preparatory work. “Design documentation was developed taking into account the features of the“ European gauge ”, two prototype cars were produced and agreed with the customer, a certification campaign was conducted on the territory of Russia and Hungary, and, despite the difficult global epidemiological situation, international logistics was established. Such projects have significant multiplicative potential and allow developing industrial cooperation in the domestic and international markets, ”he said.
At the end of May the cars were shipped from Tver by road to the port of St. Petersburg. Delivery of rolling stock from the plant to the port of destination took about a month.
The first batch includes 30 wagons with seats for class 3 seats and dynamic ventilation (model 61-4514). They are designed to carry 88 passengers. The rolling stock was developed according to the technical specifications of the customer specifically for ENR. Until the end of 2020, several more batches of wagons will be sent to Egypt. It is planned to complete deliveries in 2023.
The cars were made by TVZ under a contract that the Russian-Hungarian consortium Transmashholding Hungary Kft and ENR concluded at the end of September 2018. The agreement provides for the manufacture and supply of 1.3 thousand passenger cars of various models of classes 1, 2 and 3.
In June, it became known that Transmashholding acquired the Hungarian engineering company Dunakeszi Jarmujavito (DJJ), located in the city of Dunakeszi. TMX bought a 90% stake in the plant.
The Hungarian company included in the holding will take part in the implementation of the contract for the supply of 1.3 thousand passenger cars for the needs of the Egyptian National Railways with a total value of more than 1 billion euros. Deliveries are co-financed by Hungarian and Russian export-import banks, rolling stock production is carried out both in Russia and in Hungary.(Gudok.ru)