Siemens Mobility has handed over the first three of five Vectron multi–system locomotives to Cargounit leasing company in Central Europe. These locomotives will be used by Bahnoperator subsidiary of Beijing Trans Eurasia Logistics to strengthen the interoperability and intermodal transport in Poland.
In 2019, Siemens Mobility and Cargounit Industrial Division signed a contract for the supply of five Vectron locomotives and including the maintenance services. Each locomotive is equipped with ETCS Level 2 and have a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
In June 2020, Cargounit signed a financing agreement with a consortium of banks including mBank, BNP Paribas and Bank Millennium for credit facilities of PLN 280 million (EUR 60.46 million) to support the growth of its business through the acquisition of these multi-system locomotives.
In July 2020, Cargounit secured the financing from Siemens Financial Services for purchase of the five Vectron multi–system locomotives to be delivered this year. The financing for the purchase of the locomotives worth PLN 100 million (EUR 21.6 million). In addition, the company obtained a credit of PLN 280 million (EUR 60.46 million) for the procurement of these locomotives.
Three locomotives are to be used on the North-South corridor while the other two vehicles on the East-West corridor. Cargounit plans to acquire new locomotives for both freight and passenger transport in Poland and Europe.
The Vectron multi–system locomotive variant is delivered in the power classes 5.2 MW, 5.6 MW and 6.4 MW along with the European control system ETCS. The locomotives are built in the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. Siemens Mobility has sold over 1,000 Vectrons to a total of 49 customers. Vectron fleet has accumulated more than 300 million kilometers of service and are certified for operation in 19 countries.
Cargounit locomotives are mainly used by freight operators from the petrochemical and chemical industries, intermodal transport and transport of aggregates and steel products.
The company owns 175 locomotives, out of which 96 are electric and 79 diesel locomotives.