Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) selected Stadler for the supply of 34 diesel-electric locomotives valuated at EUR 165 million. The locomotives can also run in multiple traction.
The locomotives, which will be used for passenger and freight transport service, will be built at the Stadler plant in Valencia.
The six-axle narrow-gauge (1,067mm) locomotives for TRA are powered by a Cummins diesel motor with an output of 2,700 hp. The starting tractive effort is up to 430 kN, and the maximum speed is 120 km/h.
The locomotives are specially designed for the tropical and subtropical climate in Taiwan. High humidity of up to 100 percent and extreme temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius are to be expected in the operating area.
The tender is part of a larger TRA fleet renewal programme.
The order is Stadler’s second success story in Asia, after the Swiss company and PT Inka signed an agreement to establish a joint plant in Banyuwangi, in Indonesian East Java province, where at least 500 S-Bahn car bodies are to be produced.