Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, Turkey has reduced fuel consumption and lower operating costs by offering hybrid shunting locomotive in the world have this technology in France, Japan and announced that the fourth country after China.
Minister Turhan, said in a statement, technological products in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched in leadership in order to reduce dependence on foreign "national and domestic production" by providing information about the work they carry out in accordance with the mobilization, Turkey's first "national hybrid shunting locomotive" of the local content percent of 60 ' He said he had found.
The completed design work on TCDD Transport leadership, Turkey Locomotive and Engine Industry Inc. (TÜLOMSAŞ) with ASELSAN, Turkey's new generation produced with the cooperation of the first "hybrid shunting locomotive" of the 80 percent of the target of local content, ultimately also Turhan Pointing to remove the 100 percent expressed the completion of the prototype production of the locomotive.
Locomotive, according to the International Railway Association (UIC) standards, after completing the tests of the next year TCDD Transport vehicle fleet that will participate in the Turhan, the locomotive, 40 fuel savings, he said.
Turhan, the lower acoustic noise level and reduced fuel consumption with lower operating costs, as well as domestic use of the locomotive said that they plan to export.
Stressing that this would provide real contribution to the development of the country's economy and subsidiary industry, Turhan said that the railway sector has improved and progressed in every field.
In the last 16 year, Turhan underlined that they mobilized all facilities for domestic and national production and underlined that they rely on their strong human resources, know-how, all institutions operating in the sector, industrialists and their experiences.
Turhan, voicing rails descending 7 city is supplied parts from the company close to xnumx'y for national locomotive of TCDD Transport TÜLOMSAŞ, ASELSAN and industrialists working in Turkey in compliance joining hands, with the world hybrid railway vehicle France, Japan and China and then the fourth country.
Turhan said that the locomotive can work with both electric and diesel fuel.