Alstom: successfully ships the last electric freight locomotive to Azerbaijan

In 2014, ADY signed a contract with Alstom for €288 million for 50 electric locomotives, which includes 40 Prima T8 AZ8A heavy freight locomotives produced at Alstom’s EKZ JV in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan and 10 passenger locomotives Prima M4 AZ4A produced in Belfort, France and delivered to Azerbaijan. Alstom’s Prima T8 is one of the most powerful electric locomotives in the world. This model is a two-section freight locomotive of 25 tons per axle capable of towing up to 9,000 tons and traveling at 120 km/h, with an installed continuous power of 8.8 megawatts. The Prima T8 AZ8A is designed to operate in temperatures ranging from -25°C to 50°C. It requires minimal maintenance and offers high levels of reliability and low life cycle costs thanks to its modular design.

Alstom’s Prima range covers all locomotive market segments, from heavy haul, freight and passenger operations to shunting or track works. Over the past 20 years, over 3,200 Prima locomotives (over 4,600 sections) have been sold worldwide.

Alstom is present in West and Central Asia with more than 1,000 people, three national offices in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, five depots, a repair center and two factories, EKZ in Nur-Sultan for the manufacture and maintenance of electric locomotives and the production of on-board equipment transformers and KEP in Almaty to produce switch machines. Alstom is a major contributor to the revitalization of the region’s mobility industry and the development of its economy.

EKZ, a joint venture of Alstom, employs around 850 people and works on the supply and maintenance of Prima electric locomotives ordered by KTZ, the national railway company of Kazakhstan and export markets, such as Azerbaijan.


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