Turkey dispatches first railway tank railcars for Iraq

Turkish manufacturer Cryocan has dispatched the first batch of 50 railway tank railcars for transporting oil and oil products to the Iraqi national railway operator. A total of 400 tanks are planned to be manufactured by the end of 2022, informs Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Turkish edition of the Daily Sabah.

Turkey dispatches first railway tank railcars for Iraq
Tank cars are loaded onto trucks for delivery to Iraq in the northwestern Kocaeli province, Turkey, Feb. 13, 2021. (AA Photo)

The tanks produced at the plant in Kocaeli are planned to be used within the framework of the project to transfer oil transportation in Iraq from roads to rail tracks. In total, the project is planned to involve 2 thousand tank railcars.

Tanks are designed for transportation and storage of oil. In addition, Cryocan has now manufactured a prototype LPG tanker.

Cryocan was founded in 2009. About 80% of the company’s sales are exported to 66 countries.


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