Interpipe, a Ukrainian industrial company, has developed a new type of railway wheels for the European Union market for the first time since the beginning of the war and even shipped a pilot batch to the customer.
The company announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
According to the statement, the company began developing the new type of wheels before the war.
"The client’s main request was a special shape of wheel disc with a diameter of 840 mm. The R&D center of the company’s railway division rose to the challenge," the statement said.
It is a category-2 wheel made of ER7 steel and in line with the European standard.
The product is designed for electric rolling stock on railways with the 1435 mm track gauge. That is, it can be installed on electric trains for ordinary long-distance transportation.
"The Ukrainian wheels will soon be on the railcars of the largest EU countries’ national railway networks," the company said.