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To the future - on new locomotives

On October 27, during the official visit of Kazakhstan President N.A. Nazarbayev to French Republic, there has been signed an agreement between JSC "NC "Kazakhstan temir zholy", LLP "Electrovozosborochnyi zavod", French company "ALSTOM Transport SA" and Russian CJSC "Transmashholding" to supply 295 new electric locomotives till 2021 for the needs of KTZ.

The signing ceremony took place in the presence of the Presidents of Kazakhstan and France Nursultan Nazarbayev and Nicolas Sarkozy, from the national company "Kazakhstan temir zholy" the document was signed by its leader Askar Mamin.

The amount of the contract to produce a series of new locomotives is 1.3 billion euros.

Under the contract, KTZ will receive 200 freight and 95 passenger electric locomotives of alternating current from a supplier JSC "Locomotive", a subsidiary enterprise.

The production of locomotives will be carried out by a joint venture established by KTZ, ALSTOM Transport SA and CJSC "Transmashholding", the plant for production of traction will be built in Astana in 2012. Accessories and components for new manufacture will be produced on the territory of Kazakhstan as well as in Russia.

Provisional agreement on the construction of the plant had been reached between JSC "NC "Kazakhstan temir zholy", "ALSTOM Transport SA" and CJSC "Transmashholding" on June 3, 2010. On June 19, the agreement on establishment of joint venture had been singed, and on June 26, the first stone in the foundation of the future electric-locomotive assembling enterprise in Astana had been laid.

Prototypes of electric locomotives will go off the assembly line in 2012; the first delivery of the completed product is scheduled for 2013.

Manufacture of 200 freight electric locomotives of KZ8A series and 95 passenger electric locomotives of KZ4AT series will have the most modern technologies.

At the same time the gradual localization of production of electric components on the territory of Kazakhstan and bringing its level up to 72% is being considered.

Press service of JSC "NC "KTZ"

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