Škoda to supply electrical equipment for Tanzania’s locomotives

Škoda Transportation Group has won a US$ 26.48m contract from Hyundai Rotem to supply 17 sets of electrical equipment for new passenger locomotives due to be delivered to Tanzania.

The locomotives will operate on the new standard-gauge railway line spanning 546km from Dar es Salaam to Makutupora via Morogoro.

Škoda Electric Sales Director Karel Majer said, “we will be supplying complete sets of electrical equipment including main and auxiliary drives, battery chargers, traction motors, gearboxes and wheelsets.

“The locomotives will run at speeds of up to 160km/h on the route, which under the local conditions represents a significant increase in speed compared to the usual standard.”

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In July, Hyundai Rotem secured a US$ 296.5m contract to supply 80 electric multiple units (EMUs) and 17 electric locomotives to Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) by 2024.

The locomotives will be assembled at the Hyundai Rotem production plant in Changwon, South Korea.

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