Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has won an order from Bure for seven BOMBARDIER TRAXX F140 AC locomotives. The locomotives are designed for freight transport in Sweden and Norway, with delivery expected in the fourth quarter of 2012. The contract is valued at approximately 24 million euro ($31 million US).
Bombardier’s TRAXX F140 AC locomotives represent the state-of-the-art in electric rail freight transportation in the Nordic region. They are part of a family of locomotives comprising single- and multi-system electric and diesel vehicles. A common feature of all TRAXX locomotives is their modular construction.
Bure has purchased these locomotives to lease them to train operator RushRail AB. In April, RushRail won a multi-year transportation contract for Trätåg AB. Trätåg is a logistics company, owned by Stora Enso and Korsnäs. Its purpose is to handle rail transportation of forest products, timber, pulpwood and biofuel. RushRail will, in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner, transport timber and other forest products by rail from Stora Enso and Korsnäs’s timber terminals to their production sites around central Sweden. The contract is one of the largest of its kind in Sweden.
Peter Ammann, Vice President Sales & Marketing of Bombardier Transportation’s Locomotives Unit, said: “We are proud that Bure as a new customer and RushRail as the operator have chosen our TRAXX locomotives to serve this significant rail transport undertaking.”
“Rush Rail’s selection of the TRAXX locomotive for their operation enhances Bombardier Transportation's position as the prime supplier of locomotives for the highly competitive and entirely deregulated Swedish commercial market of freight operation, where reliability and efficiency are paramount,” said Klas Wåhlberg, Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation Sweden.
“At Bure, we are pleased to be able to offer highly competitive freight transportation services with TRAXX locomotives together with RushRail. We look forward to working together with RushRail and Bombardier on this long-term investment,” said Henrik Blomquist, Vice President of Bure.
“We at RushRail are excited to have gained the trust of Trätåg and Bure and we believe that this – together with the TRAXX locomotives – can be a solid basis for our future expansion,” said Jan Lindqvist, CEO and co-founder of RushRail.
Production of the locomotives will take place at Bombardier’s Kassel plant in Germany. The carbodies will be produced at Bombardier’s Wroclaw, Poland site, bogies at its Siegen, Germany site , while the Propulsion and Controls equipment will be manufactured at its Mannheim and Hennigsdorf sites, also in Germany.
The locomotives will be powered by the renowned BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction converters offering unmatched reliability. The related control system is the sophisticated MITRAC offering safe and energy efficient traction power for sustainable mobility. MITRAC equipment has been selected for well over 3,000 locomotives all around the world.
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