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Narrow gauge diesel locomotive exported to South Africa rolls off production line
BY 2016-03-16 09:53:28

(DALIANNEWS)- The rollout ceremony of diesel locomotive exported to South Africa and opening ceremony of circular test line of CRRC Dalian Co.,Ltd were held at Lvshun in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, March 15, 2016.

The rollout ceremony of diesel locomotive exported to South Africa and opening ceremony of circular test line of CRRC Dalian Co.,Ltd were held at Lvshun in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, March 15, 2016.

The locomotive rolling off the production line this time is the narrow gauge diesel one with the largest power in the world. It is designed with a gauge of 1,065 mm, a power of 3,300 kilowatts, and also the highest speed of 100 kilometers per hour.

CRRC Dalian Co.,Ltd signed an about 900 million US dollars worth contract on exporting 232 diesel locomotives to South Africa in March, 2014. It is the largest single order of exporting Chinese locomotives to foreign countries. After the contract, CRRC Dalian speeded up to promote this project in South Africa.

The narrow gauge diesel locomotive with the largest power in the world runs on the circular test line at CRRC Dalian’s new plant at Lvshun in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, March 15, 2016.

CRRC Dalian has also invested roughly 10 billion yuan in building a world-class track transportation equipment and general power machinery manufacturing base in its new plant in Lvshun. As an important part of this manufacturing base, the circular test line with a total length of 4.58 kilometers is the first one of its kind with multi-system, multi-gauge and elevated form in China. As the first batch of products on this circular test line, the locomotives exported to South Africa will be tested their quality and performance here.

(Editor:Grace) (From:DALIANNEWS)
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