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Kazakhstan Temir Zholy to increase engineering production 30-fold by 2015

19 марта 2013, 18:48
Photo courtesy of zhol.tv
Photo courtesy of zhol.tv
Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), the railway operator of Kazakhstan, will increase the volume of its engineering production 30-fold by 2015, Tengrinews.kz reports citing Vice-President of KTZ Yermek Kizatov as saying at the meeting of the public council.

“Our plan is to increase the volume of local railroad production 30-fold: from 10 billion tenge ($67 million) in 2008 to 300 billion tenge ($2 billion) in 2015 through implementation of our program. The railroad sector will be fully covered with Kazakhstan-made trains, while Kazakhstan content in the production will reach 72 percent,” Yermek Kizatov said.

According to him, the volume of locally-made railroad production reached 155 billion tenge ($1 billion) in 2012 and the plan is to take it to 206 billion tenge ($1.4 billion) this year.

“The company has started working on implementation of new projects: construction of rail and beam production facility along Siemens Fest Alpina technology jointly with Transport Technologies company with the capacity of 430 thousand tons of rolled products per year, including 200 thousand 120m-long rails. The launch of the facility is scheduled for December 2014. A project for production of diesel engines with the capacity of 300 units per year is being implemented jointly with General Electric and TransMashinDiesel. Production of the first diesel engine is scheduled for December 2014,” KTZ Vice-President said.

According to him, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy has created a range of local companies with global producers General Electric, Alstom, Siemens, Talgo and TransMashHoldings. The are involves in various branches of modern railroad engineering. They have already achieved the annual output of 100 mainline locomotives, 50 electric locomotives, 4,200 freight and 150 passenger wagons, 6,000 sets track switching equipment. They will produce up to 6.5 thousand sets of major car casting and up to 72 thousand unites of solid railroad wheels by the end of the year.

By Baubek Konyrov

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