UWC will supply Skinest Rail rail tank cars

The Russian PJSC NPK United Wagon Company and the Estonian railway concern Skinest Rail signed an agreement for the supply of tank cars for the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas. The rolling stock will operate on the territory of the Baltic countries. The dispatch of a batch of 23 railcars is planned for June this year, informs Railway Supply magazine citing information from UWC.

UWC will supply Skinest Rail rail tank cars
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Tanks of 15-6855 series are characterized by an increased boiler volume (86.7 m3) and are equipped with a running gear with an axle load of 25 tf. At the same time, the undercarriage is designed for a turnaround time – up to 1 million km or 8 years (earlier versions – 210 thousand km or 3 years). The service life of the new tank car is 40 years.

“The 1520 gauge outside Russia is of interest to us, and we are expanding the geography of deliveries of various types of new generation wagons that have already proven themselves on the domestic market. Cooperation with such a reputable company as Skinest Rail is another step in the development of our export program, ”says Andrey Krivchenkov, Executive Director of UWC Trading House.

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