Alstom and Transmashholding opened in the Russian production of asynchronous traction drives

Alstom and ZAO "Transmashholding" opened in Novocherkassk (Rostov region). Plant for the production of key components for the new electric locomotives — asynchronous traction drives and control systems. The drives will be available for electric, jointly developed by partners in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Traction drives and control systems intended for acquisition of locomotives and locomotive EP20 2ES5, which are jointly developed by partners for Russia, as well as for electric and KZ8A KZ4A, which will be produced and used in Kazakhstan.

The company is located in the territory of the Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant (NEVZ), owned by TMX. Currently, the number of production staff of about 60 people, with a full load capacity will increase to more than 160 people. The production capacity of the plant will be 17 sets of electrical equipment in the month. Total investment in the project will amount to almost 40 million euros. 

According to President of Alstom Henri Poupart-Lafarge, a French company is not just working with TMX in technology. "We also contribute to the development of the local economy, offering a new generation of highly competitive products, which is characterized by higher performance and is fully consistent with local conditions," — he said.

"Mastering the production of asynchronous traction drive electric locomotives is an important milestone in the development of the domestic industry," — said General Director TransMashHolding Andreev. — "We are starting to produce one of the most high-tech elements of the modern electric locomotive, which significantly reduces the cost of operation and maintenance of the locomotive. This will allow the production of holding a new level of competitiveness. "

Asynchronous traction drive — a modern high-tech product, which greatly affects the performance of the engine by allowing the electric power at low weight. It also facilitates the monitoring of the engine. Traction drives and control systems intended for acquisition of locomotives and locomotive EP20 2ES5, which are jointly developed by partners for Russia, as well as for electric and KZ8A KZ4A, which will be produced and used in Kazakhstan.

To implement the project Alstom and Transmashholding on parity established a joint venture (JV) "ReylKomp." JV was created May 3, 2012 in order to organize the territory of Russia vysohotehnologichnyh production of components for passenger and freight locomotives.

Production will create export potential for traction conversion equipment made in Russia. Alstom consortium iTransmashholdinga developing modern passenger and freight locomotives, which are among the most powerful in the world.

Locomotives are designed to operate at temperatures from -50 ° C to +50 ° C. Under current contracts, 400 locomotives (200 passenger and 200 freight) will be built for the needs of JSC "Russian Railways", another 295 (95 200 passenger and cargo) — for the needs of "Kazakhstan Railways". In 2010, Alstom and TMH signed a key agreement on strategic partnership and the development of new vehicles for 1520. Alstom has also become a shareholder with an interest of TMH 25% stake in the company. At the beginning of the cooperation partners have set up a joint venture TRTrans — engineering center for the development of new vehicles, including passenger and freight locomotives for Russia and Kazakhstan. Currently, Alstom and Transmashholding produce two-system electric locomotive EP20 passenger and cargo 2ES5 electric locomotives equipped with asynchronous traction drives. In November 2012, the first electric locomotive EP20 was handed over Railways in the presence of the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

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