Da­tong Elec­tric lo­co­mo­tive Plant (China) started to pro­duce two-sec­tion elec­tric BKG-1 lo­co­mo­tives for Be­laru­sian rail­ways.


The first two lo­co­mo­tives are ex­pected to ar­rive in Be­larus in early 2012. The ve­hi­cles will be cer­ti­fied by the Be­laru­sian State Trans­port Univer­sity.

Ac­cord­ing to the con­tract signed be­tween Be­laru­sian Rail­ways, the Elec­tri­cal Equip­ment Ex­port and Im­port Cor­po­ra­tion and Da­tong Elec­tric Lo­co­mo­tive Plant, the Chi­nese part­ners will de­liver twelve Hxd2-based main­line freight lo­co­mo­tives in 2012. Chi­nese banks will pro­vide loans to ex­e­cute the project.

Be­laru­sian Rail­ways is ac­quir­ing the new equip­ment due to the ev­er­in­creas­ing flow of tran­sit through Be­larus. The BCG-1 lo­co­mo­tive of the 9600kw ca­pac­ity is able to train cars weigh­ing 7500 tonnes or more.

By the way, the freight elec­tric lo­co­mo­tive was de­vel­oped by the Chi­nese com­pany in part­ner­ship with the France’s Al­stom, one of the world’s lead­ing en­gi­neer­ing com­pa­nies. It is fully com­pli­ant with Euro­pean stan­dards.

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