Ukraine to get 30 diesel locomotives from General Electric

Ukraine to get 30 diesel locomotives from General Electric

GE Transportation, a division of U.S. company General Electric, will provide Ukraine with 30 diesel locomotives as part of the Ukrzaliznytsia modernization project.

This issue was discussed at a meeting between Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly and CEO of GE Transportation Rafael Santana, Ukraine's Embassy in the United States reported on its Facebook page.

"The sides agreed that the delivery of the 30 new diesel GE Evo locomotives will be the first step for further partnership between Ukraine and General Electric, including cooperation in the energy sphere, infrastructure and healthcare," the report says.

Chaly paid special attention to the issue of localization of the production of new GE locomotives in Ukraine, as well as the modernization of the existing fleet. 

As Ukrinform reported, PJSC Ukrzaliznytsya held talks with U.S. company General Electric. According to Ukrzaliznytsia Head Yevhen Kravtsov, large-scale modernization of the rolling stock of the Ukrainian railways will begin in September 2018, in cooperation with General Electric. Kravtsov said that cooperation with the U.S. giant was a strategic project for Ukrzaliznytsia.


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