Tikhvin Freight Car signs contracts with Central-European suppliers
12.03.2010 | World Cargo News Online
Russia's Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has concluded agreements for supply of robotised press brakes (KUKA, Germany), gondola and hopper car center sill welding line (ALTA, Cz. R), as well as of the equipment of scrap shearing and swarf briquetting (Austria). The supply of this equipment is scheduled for 3Q/10 with commissioning in 4Q/10. The enterprise, located in Tikhvin, Leningrad Region, will manufacture four types of freight cars of new design (solid-bottom gondola, hopper cars for mineral fertilisers, 80ft load bed container flats and universal drop-bottom gondolas) of joint design by Starfire Engineering & Technologies (USA) and the Engineering Center of Railcar Builders (Russia). Annual production capacity of TVSZ is put at 13,000 railcars, 65,000 wheel sets, and 90,000t of steel railway castings.
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