TULOMSAS, TCDD Tasimacilik and Aselsan will unveil Turkey’s first hybrid loco at world’s leading railway fair, Innotrans.
The strong cooperation of TULOMSAS, TCDD Tasimacilik and Aselsan ended up with a new generation eco-friendly loco HSL 700, which will be the first displayed loco of Turkey produced without any licence.
The project was started as a modernization project, but turned into a manufacturing of new generation loco based on TCDD Tasimacilik’s long term plans and TULOMSAS’s and Aselsan’s application of new technologies to this loco. High localization rate was another target in the project.
HSL 700 is the renewed version of diesel shunting loco DE 11000, which was produced at Tulomsas under the licence of Krauss-Maffei since 1985. However, the loco had a very extensive change.
A smaller diesel engine is used for HSL 700 which provides efficiency. Loco has Li-Ion batteries where electric traction is used for start-stop and during idle runs. Regenerative break system charges batteries during breaks and downhill runs. Eco-friendly loco has lower emission rates. Loco can also be used as rescue car in huge plants, maintanance workshops and tunnels.
Due to less usage of diesel loco and electro pneumatic breaks, HSL 700 promises less maintanance cost, and also promises less operating cost with hybrid technology. The loco can also be charged at depots.
The loco has a weight of 68 tons, can run with a speed up-to 80 km/h, has a nominal power of 700 kW.
HSL 700 is being produced in cooperation with TULOMSAS, TCDD Tasimacilik and Aselsan, and manufactured for TCDD Tasimacilik at Tulomsas plant at Eskisehir, Turkey.
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