GE Transportation and TULOMSAS Receives First Locomotive Order

GE Transportation, indicating Turkey's largest refining company Tupras rail transport company operating in the Gulf Transportation Inc. will supply to five diesel-electric locomotives.

Gulf Transport Inc., for the use of state outlined a year ago after starting the licensing, has the distinction of being the first private railway company that performs such a purchase in Turkey. The agreement, announced at InnoTrans - International Railway Technology Systems and Tools Fair, includes PowerHaul® series locomotives that are compatible with GE Transportation's European Standards and provide superior fuel economy.

Gulf Transport Inc., which previously supplied to the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) with its five PowerHaul locomotives, doubled its fleet with this acquisition. Gulf Transportation Inc. General Manager Tufan Başarır, taşın As our operations grow, it is critical that products are transported faster and more efficiently between Tüpraş refineries. With the proven performance of these locomotives, we are experiencing the excitement of the power of our fleet. Bu

Diesel-electric locomotives, Gulf Transportation Inc. as previously leased five locomotives, will be manufactured in GE's strategic business partner in Turkey Eskisehir by TULOMSAS. TULOMSAS produces GE's PowerHaul locomotives for the European, Middle Eastern and North African markets. Under the contract, GE will provide the leading technology and design of PowerHaul locomotives, while TÜLOMSAŞ will perform local production, assembly and final testing services.

GE Transportation Russia / CIS, Europe, Middle East and North General Manager responsible for Africa activities Gokhan Bayhan, said in a statement: "To expand our strong presence in Turkey and we are honored to be the preferred engine supplier for both public and private sector operators. This agreement is an important turning point in support of a dynamic and growing market. As GE Transportation, our technology and our experience, we are proud to contribute to Turkey's development goals for the railway industry. "

TÜLOMSAŞ General Manager Hayri Avcı said: ler At TÜLOMSAŞ, we support the production of the most advanced and advanced technology locomotives with our know-how, skilled workforce and capabilities AŞ Realistic for the economy of the country by contributing to the strengthening of the production of the locomotives and the supplier industry. he added that he would create added value.

The PowerHaul series, which complies with the EU Phase IIIa emissions and TSI interoperability standards, is a high-performance, medium-weight locomotive. The PowerHaul series is equipped with the 16 HP GE PowerHaul P3,700 engine with 616 cylinder, a common-rail fuel injection system. The locomotive, which achieves maximum power efficiency while delivering 18 savings in fuel consumption, also has increased reliability and pulling force with high performance AC traction control technology and individual shaft control.

About Levent Ozen
Every year, high-speed rail sector, the European leader in the growing Turkey. Investments in railways, which take this speed from high-speed trains, continue to increase. In addition, with the investments made for transportation in the city, the stars of many of our companies making domestic production shine. It is proud that Turkish high-speed tren national train ”production has been started in addition to the companies producing domestic tram, light rail and subway vehicles. We are very happy to be in this proud table.

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