GE Transportation, indicating Turkey's largest refining company Tupras rail transport company operating in the Gulf Transportation Inc. will supply to five diesel-electric locomotives.
Gulf Transport Inc., for the use of state outlined a year ago after starting the licensing, has the distinction of being the first private railway company that performs such a purchase in Turkey. The agreement announced at InnoTrans - International Railway Technologies Systems and Vehicles Fair covers the PowerHaul® series locomotives that comply with the European Standards of GE Transportation and provide superior fuel economy.
With this acquisition, Körfez Uünikasyon A.Ş., which has rented five PowerHaul locomotives that GE previously supplied to TCDD, doubles its fleet. Körfez Transportation Inc. General Manager Tufan Başarır said, “As our operations grow, it is critical to move products faster and more efficiently among Tüpraş refineries. We are excited to add strength to the power of our fleet with the proven performance of these locomotives. ”
Diesel-electric locomotives, Gulf Transportation Inc. as previously leased five locomotives, will be manufactured in GE's strategic business partner in Turkey Eskisehir by TULOMSAS. TULOMSAS produces GE's PowerHaul locomotives for the European, Middle Eastern and North African markets. Under the contract, GE will provide the leading technology and design of PowerHaul locomotives, while TÜLOMSAŞ will perform local production, assembly and final testing services.
GE Transportation Russia / CIS, Europe, Middle East and North Africa operations in charge of General Manager Gökhan Bayhan, said in a statement: "To expand our strong presence in Turkey and we are honored to be the preferred engine supplier for both public and private sector operators. This agreement is an important milestone to support a dynamic and growing market. As GE Transportation, our technology and our experience, we are proud to contribute to Turkey's development goals for the railway industry. "
TÜLOMSAŞ General Manager Hayri Avcı said: ler At TÜLOMSAŞ, we support the production of the most advanced and advanced technology locomotives with our know-how, skilled workforce and capabilities AŞ Realistic for the economy of the country by contributing to the strengthening of the production of the locomotives and the supplier industry. he added that he would create added value.
The PowerHaul series, which complies with the EU Phase IIIa emissions and TSI interoperability standards, is a high-performance, medium-weight locomotive. The PowerHaul series is equipped with the 16 HP GE PowerHaul P3,700 engine with 616 cylinder, a common-rail fuel injection system. The locomotive, which achieves maximum power efficiency while delivering 18 savings in fuel consumption, also has increased reliability and pulling force with high performance AC traction control technology and individual shaft control.