Adif and Stadler- Erion consortium signed the EUR 115 million contract for the supply of 22 rescue locomotives, including the provision of maintenance services for eight years.
Under the contract, the first two locomotives will be delivered within 36 months and the remaining vehicles, within 40 months.
The locomotives will be used to carry-out inspection activities on the high-speed railway network, rescue operations of stranded trains, snow clearance and hauling of maintenance trains with a weight of up to 600 tonnes.
The locomotives are fitted with two cabs, ETCS and ASFA signalling systems and GSM-R communication systems. The maximal power output of the engine is 2.8 MW, the locomotives can reach a top speed of at least 160 km/h.
The locomotives will be able to operate under all weather conditions between +45ºC and -25ºC.
They are high power four-axle diesel-electric locomotives with AC/AC transmission and low axle load, fully complying with all the European standards regarding safety, emissions and environmental protection.
Characterized by their traction with IGBT, their innovative adhesion control system, high hauling capability, lightweight and reduced operation costs, they facilitate the infrastructure manager to offer a wide range of support services to rail operators.
Erion, which provides rolling stock maintenance services, a joint venture between Stadler and Renfe, with Stadler holding the majority stake.