TÜBİTAK Presses Button for Electric Locomotive Production

Turkey is preparing to move in railway history. TUBITAK pushed the button for the production of electric locomotives. The project is planned to be completed in 48 months

After Turkey domestic automobile project pushed the button for the domestic locomotive. Under the leadership of Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, studies started in TÜBİTAK. A team of 5000 people has been working for the E160 Type Electric Locomotive Development Project since October. With the project to be completed in 48 months, TCDD's main cargo and passenger transportation needs will be met. The design and prototype of an electric locomotive with modern driving system, 5.000 kilowatt power, 160 kilometers of speed and in compliance with TSI (European interoperability regulation) requirements will be made. Certification and tests that will be produced in the planned project results to last 4 years with electric locomotives, and traction control systems are designed and manufactured in Turkey will have the title of being the most powerful tool.

which is the most competent institutions in Turkey on rail cars and locomotives in Turkey Project Engine Industries Inc. (TÜLOMSAŞ), TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MAM) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) came together. The design and prototype production of the locomotive will be realized with the cooperation of the consortium created by the private sector. After the prototype that will emerge at the end of the project is certified and successfully put into operation, TCDD will start to meet the locomotive needs with domestic locomotives by ordering 20 more. Projects to 5000 kW and greater strength in the rail vehicle and the critical sub-systems to be designed now and the opportunities Turkey will become possible to produce local and national.

In line with Turkey's 2023 target of 500 locomotives are scheduled to be in the coming years. The average life of a railroad vehicle is 30 years. Turkey, a large portion of the nearly $ 30 billion will be spent over 4 years for locomotives with locomotive their own produce will stay at home.

Indigenous locomotive project, Turkey is not only the infrastructure operator, in line with the objectives of its needs in 2023 will show that the power to resolve the national designs. Thanks to the experience and knowledge to be gained from the project, foreign dependency will be removed in the design and production of the locomotives suitable for the need. Turkey's intellectual property rights to export the technology would also be possible. In this way, Turkey will become one of the leading issuers of the few countries in the world.

Source : www.sabah.com.t is



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