NPK United Wagon Company is strengthening its position in the Azerbaijani market
NPK United Wagon Company, the largest manufacturer of freight cars in Russia, is developing cooperation with the Azerbaijani railway operator “ATU TRANS”.
A consignment of platform wagons (60 feet long) on 25-ton bogies designed to transport timber will be sent to the operator by February 2022, reports to Railway Supply magazine, citing the manufacturer.
The entry of UWC rolling stock into the railway market of Azerbaijan took place in 2020. In the same year, under the first agreement, the UWC shipped a consignment of covered wagons and timber platforms to the ATU TRANS operator.
The 13-6895 platform car is characterized by a length of 18.85 m, increased body volume (158 m3) and increased load capacity (72.5 tons).
Such characteristics can significantly reduce the cost of transporting a ton of cargo, as they increase the load on the car by almost 40% compared to common on the market standard analogues (40 feet long) and transport three stacks of timber six meters long. The platform is effective for transportation of both easy, and heavy breeds of a tree.
The system of planned repairs of freight cars of Tikhvin production is organized 1520mm gauge space, and also warehouses with necessary turn of spare parts and accessories are created.
Rafig Shikhamirov, General Director of ATU TRANS LLC: “The new generation of cars appeared in the park of our company only last year. But the experience we have gained from their operation already gives confidence that the further development of the ATU TRANS freight fleet will be at the expense of innovative rolling stock. Reliability in work, the increased loading and convenience in operation – those factors on which we rely in the choice of cars. The rolling stock of UWC production meets all our requirements and allows us to stand out from the competition. ”
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