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Korfez Ulastirma steps forward with hybrid locos

Stadler announced a sales contract of 7 locos with Turkish private train operator, Korfez Ulastirma.

After getting the first operator licence among other private operators and signing the first locomotive purchase contract, Korfez Ulastirma soon will become the first operator in Turkey using hybrid main line locomotives.

Swiss rolling stock producer had announced this contract of 7 Eurodual hybrid locomotives to Korfez Ulastirma as Stadler’s first selling contract in Turkey. The first of 7 locos will be delivered in 2021. The contract also covers spare parts and full service maintanance during first 8 years.

Stadler’s Eurodual locomotives will be the first hybrid main line locomotive in Turkish rail network. Locos have both diesel engines (2,8 MW) and electric engines (6,15 MW). 6-axle Co’Co’ locos will be able to pull trains upto 2000 gross tons. Adhession control system, regenerative brakes and remote control with cameras for shunting are in spect list of Stadler Eurodual. With this contract, Eurodual’s sales has reached to 74.

Korfez Ulastirma is the subsidiary of Tupras, Turkey’s first and biggest producer in refining industry. Being the first private licence owner, Korfez Ulastirma started its operations in December 2017. Korfez Ulastirma had recently extended its fleet with 5 new Powerhaul locos produced in Tulomsas. The company has also 439 tank wagons in its fleet.

Korfez Ulastirma is currently giving service for Tupras between three rafineries: Izmit, Kirikkale and Batman. Though currently the transports are being done with diesel locos, especially after opening of Ankara pass for freight and completion of electric works between Ankara and Kirikkale, the company will need electric locos. These hybrid locos will provide an operational flexibility and efficiency in its operations.

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