The contract was concluded with the Ukrainian Locomotive Manufacturing Company.
Ukrzaliznytsia has once again stated its plans for large investments in repair of traction rolling stock.
The next stage is signing of an agreement between Ukrzaliznytsia and pilot project participant Ukrainian Locomotive Company.
Federation believes that the Ukrainian engineering and metallurgical industries are capable of meeting the requirements for rails and rolling stock for modernization of Ukrzaliznytsia.
According to the head of Ukrzaliznytsia, the company plans to switch to electric locomotives because they are significantly more economical.
Ukrzaliznytsia has disclosed the maximum level of depreciation of its assets.
Alstom announced the signing of 30 contracts with Ukrainian manufacturers and Siemens highlighted the experience of producing locomotives in cooperation with the Dnipropetrovsk electric locomotive plant.
The company will be able to operate on nine routes.
Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure introduced the new board chairman of Ukrzaliznytsia to the company’s staff.
This percentage of production localization will be stipulated in the terms of the competition to supply electricity locomotives, according to Ukrzaliznytsia’s management.
Ukrzaliznytsia has extended by three weeks the deadline for responding to invitations to participate in the process of inclusion on the shortlist of manufacturers of electric locomotives.
A dozen companies have expressed interest in participating in the pilot project.
The prime minister of Ukraine discussed this issue during a meeting with the ambassador of France.
There are no restrictions on the number of companies that can participate in the tender.
Ukrzaliznytsia plans to continue upgrading its fleet of diesel locomotives.
At least 15% of production will be localized in Ukraine.
The requirements apply to locomotives, train drivers, and traffic safety.
The pilot project will be implemented in three stages.
The Ministry of Infrastructure will determine the terms of implementation of the pilot project.
The company's draft financial plan makes provision for the necessary capital investments.