TULOMSAS will produce locomotive of many countries
Turkey Locomotive and Engine Industry Corporation (TÜLOMSAŞ), General Electric (GE) powerhaul locomotive of the world's best locomotives in partnership with made it ready for production. In the next two years, a total of 20 locomotives will be produced, 30 for TCDD and 50 for the foreign market. The locomotives produced will be exported to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Eskisehir, Turkey January 14, 2013 - General Electric (GE) and moving TULOMSAS a step further the strategic partnership, 20 units of TCDD in the next two years, totaling to 30 of the foreign markets aims to produce 50 powerhaul locomotive. While Eskişehir was the production center of locomotives; Turkey, Europe, the Middle East and the locomotives will be exported to North Africa will be positioned as the main center. “PowerHaul, GE's state-of-the-art engine, is largely fuel efficient and low emission,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, President and CEO of GE Transportation. While GE Transportation supports TÜLOMSAŞ with leading technologies; Turkey's innovation in this partnership, which focuses on investments in the technological development of the railways in 2023 and provides added value to the target, "he said.
D, powerhaul design of locomotives, 150 million dollar invests in technology development and transfer to Turkey. 50-100 units are planned to be produced and 30-70 will be exported. Potentially, the export revenue is expected to reach a total of 1,5 billion dollars.
In the official presentation of 3 PowerHaul locomotive produced in cooperation with GE-TÜLOMSAŞ in Eskişehir TÜLOMSAŞ facilities, GE Transportation Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Simonelli, GE Transportation Europe, Middle East and North Africa General Manager Gökhan Bayhan and TÜLOMSAŞ General Manager Hayri Avcı attended. Speaking at the meeting, Chairman and CEO of GE Transportation Lorenzo Simonelli, Turkey's scientific and technological innovation in this partnership underlines the contribution it provides to its goal of becoming one of the main centers.
Employment opportunities for Turkish engineers
World over about 50 thousand GE locomotives are used emphasizing Simonelli in more than 17 countries, he continued: "With our cooperation with TULOMSAS Turkey and the United States and will create employment and also will promote infrastructure growth in Turkey. We share our knowledge and experience in the field of cutting-edge locomotive production with TÜLOMSAŞ and we work together with Turkish engineers and technicians to produce the latest technology locomotives. "
TÜLOMSAŞ General Manager Hayri Avcı said that the most advanced and advanced technology locomotives in the world are very important for TÜLOMSAŞ facilities to be produced with TÜLOMSAŞ's know-how, expert labor force, facilities and capabilities. As a result of this partnership, Avcı emphasized that high value added technological products will contribute to national and international markets as a result of realization of sales transactions. Avcı stated that the performance aimed at meeting the product quality requirements of TÜLOMSAŞ employees in the first produced locomotives was appreciated by the international audit organizations and added that this situation is an important indicator that future targets can be achieved.
Innovative, faster and more efficient
Compared to other freight locomotives, PowerHaul is a more powerful, cleaner and more fuel efficient locomotive. GE PowerHaul Locomotive, V-16, with twin turbo 3,700-GHPor, 2.750 kW engine, 6 axle, advanced AC traction system and dynamic braking, is designed for more horsepower and traction to support light axle-load applications. Produced with the aim of providing innovative solutions to today's environmental problems, PowerHaul Locomotives reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 9 percent compared to other locomotives in line with GE's commitment to energy efficiency. The PowerHaul Series also complies with EU Stage emission standards and offers a flexible platform, easily adapting to local requirements. In addition to the ergonomic design of the locomotive cabin and providing maximum efficiency, it also offers a smooth operating experience with its dynamic braking feature during heavy load transportation.
Source : http://www.zaman.com.tr