Tikhvin plant rolled out to the market a new standard freight wagons

Tikhvin Railway Car Building Plant (TVSZ) ICT Group received the certificate of State "Register of Certification on the Federal Railway Transport" ("RS FZHT") on the trolley for freight car model type 18-9810 Barber S-2-R with an axle load of 23.5 ton. The company is now able to produce their products in Russia, the launch of the plant in the Leningrad region is planned for the first quarter of 2011. Trolley for freight wagons 18-9810 model developed in cooperation with the world leader in the design of freight wagons running parts of Standard Car Truck (Wabtec Corporation, USA). The main operational advantage of the new truck — increasing the turnaround of up to 500 thousand km, lifetime wear-resistant cells to 1,000,000 km. Characteristics allow to reduce costs for scheduled maintenance of cars more than doubled, to significantly reduce the negative impact on the infrastructure, and increase network bandwidth.
As the chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "TVSZ" Igor Zyplakov, the company owns full intellectual property rights in the design. "We expect that the truck Barber S-2-R in the medium term will be the new industry standard," — says Igor Zyplakov. The presence of intellectual property rights will begin mass production of new trucks to specialized enterprises in Russia and the CIS, and in the future — a massive retooling of the existing fleet of freight cars, total more than 1.3 million units. According to Igor Tsyplakova, the potential size of the market is more than $ 10 billion
TVSZ signed two agreements. The first — a "Firm" Transgarant "" for delivery during the period from 2011 to 2014, 15 thousand freight cars (in 2011 — two thousand cars in 2012 — three thousand, and in the next two years — 5 thousand cars) at today's prices, the contract sum is not less than 30 billion rubles. And also signed an agreement with JSC "Freight One" on the willingness of operators to acquire the period 2011-2013, the production of freight cars TVSZ, including on trucks model type 18-9810 Barber.

TVSZ built in Tikhvin, Leningrad Region. The plant will produce four types of freight wagons of new design (open-top car with a hollow body, hopper car for fertilizers, car-based platform for large containers loading length of 80 feet, versatile wagon with the unloading hatches) at the truck with a load of wheel pair on track 23.5 m and 25 m of development of Standard Car Truck (USA) and a model of domestic truck. TVSZ Production capacity — 13 thousand cars, 65 thousand wheels and 80 tons of steel rail molding a year. TVSZ area — 50 hectares, the production area — 233 thousand square meters. Planned number of employees m — 3,5 thousand people. The total investment — more than $ 1 billion payback period — five to seven years. The turnover of the company after this period is estimated at about $ 800 million, taking into account the production of castings, which plans to sell the plant in the free market. The output of the design capacity is planned in 2011 — early 2012's.

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