JSC "Ekaterinburg-Transport Machines" (STM) has transferred to the customer, LLC "Mechel-Trans East" locomotive TE8. This is the first locomotive made in the contract for the production and delivery in 2012-2014 years. 18 units of single-section eight-bus-export locomotives TE8 signed by the companies in August 2011. Locomotive made by Lyudinovo locomotive factory.
New single-section locomotive TE8 designed an innovative development of STM (STM CIR, is a subsidiary of "STM") on the basis of vehicle-parts-export shunting locomotives with electric transmission and is equipped with TEM7 power plant with capacity 2206 kW (3000 hp) output GE Transportation Parts LLC (USA).
According to the General Director of "private label" Oleg Emelyanov, locomotive TE8 designed to meet the technical requirements, LLC "Mechel-Trans East." "In loco has implemented a number of innovative technical solutions to effectively operate the machine in a mountainous area, difficult climatic conditions. After the arrival of the locomotive at the destination, our specialists will perform all the necessary work on putting it into operation, train and locomotive repair crews, "- said Oleg Emelyanov.