Sinara Transport Machines and Evraz West-Siberian Metallurgical Plant (EVRAZ ZSMK) signed an agreement to supply four diesel shunting locomotives of TEM14 and TEM10 types. The deliveries of high-performance diesel locomotives are expected to start in 2022. Two TEM14 locomotives are scheduled for conveyance in the first quarter, followed by two TEM10s in the second quarter of 2022.
The four diesel shunting locomotives are intended to be involved in the production chain of the enterprise being used for transport of raw materials and finished goods. The vehicles will operate at the plant site in Novokuznetsk.
The previous delivered diesel locomotives are already operating at different sites of Evraz. This year, the two companies signed contracts for the supply of locomotives and services worth RUB 1.3 billion (USD 17.7 million). In 2021, STM manufactured and delivered four TEM14 heavy-duty shunters to Evraz and two more vehicles are expected to be soon shipped.
“I would like to note that this contract marks the beginning of deliveries of our innovative shunting locomotive of TEM10 series to Evraz. We are confident that the diesel locomotive will prove its best in terms of its high performance and efficiency,” Anton Zubikhin, the director general of Trading House STM said.
In compliance with the customer’s requests, STM’s specialists have developed a unique training programme on locomotive operation and maintenance for Evraz employees. The purpose of the course is to achieve an appropriate level of the workers’ competence required for putting the locomotives into service and ensuring their subsequent uninterrupted operation. This year alone, more than 100 people have passed the training course of operating the TEM14 shunters, and in the near future the same course is planned to commence for the TEM10 diesel locomotives.
Since 2007, STM delivers Evraz subsidiaries of the mining conglomerate a wide range of equipment including 4 TGM6D diesel locomotives and one TEM9 shunter locomotive.
The TEM14 and TEM10 shunters are manufactured at Lyudinovo Diesel Locomotive Plant (LTZ). The TEM14 diesel locomotives are driven by two engines, the total capacity of which allows to shunt trains with a weight of up to 6 thousand tonnes. This design provides a significant reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere during operation, which makes the locomotive more environmentally friendly. In addition to Evraz, the TEM14 locomotives are widely used by the Russian Railways, and many industrial enterprises, including Oteko Group, NLMK Group and Kazakhstan’s freight operator Silkway Transit.
Batch production of the TEM10 diesel locomotives started in 2021. The uniqueness of these shunters is ensured by the fact that its design provides for an innovative modular system for the Russian diesel locomotive industry. The modular elements ensure high maintainability and the ability to be equipped with additional functions. The TEM10s have already been put into successful operation at the sites of NLMK and Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Work, as well as at the enterprises of the TMK (Pipe Metallurgical Company).