The general director of Bryansk Machine-Building Plant (part of Transmashholding), Andrei Vlasenko, and Jose Antonio Garcia, the CEO of Tradex, Cuban import agency, signed a contract for the supply of 23 diesel locomotives (LDE-2500 locomotives) to the National railway Unión de Ferrocarriles de Cuba.
Within 45 months from the date of entry into force of the contract, Transmashholding will develop, produce and deliver the locomotives intended for operation on 1,435 mm gauge lines with a warranty for 36 months or 440,000 km. They will be designed for both passenger and freight traffic.
The assembled locomotives will be delivered to the port in St. Petersburg, from where they will be sent by sea to Havana. The locomotives will be designed to meet Cuba’s Caribbean sub-tropical climate with a rainy hot and humid weather and salt content in the air.
“A lot of work has been done and we are sincerely glad to sign such an important contract, part of the comprehensive programme for the renewal and development of Cuba’s railway infrastructure. We expect that the supply of Transmashholding locomotives will boost country’s economic development,” Tradex CEO Jose Antonio Garcia said.