United Wagon Company won the contract for the supply of 200 platforms for heavyweight containers to Polish company Laude Smart Intermodal. They will be supplied in stages by end of the second quarter of 2019. The cars fitted with bogies having an increased axle load capacity of 25 tf will be operating on Russia-Poland-Russia transport corridor.
The platform has an increased capacity of up to 80 tonnes, which, in combination with decreased weight, allows the transport of all container sizes. The UWC platform is equipped with reinforced center sill and stationary fitting twist locks enabling transportation of heavyweight containers. This sets the UWC car apart from the counterparts operating within the 1520-gauge space. The service life of the UWC platform is 40 years.
This platform model (13-6851-01) has been developed by All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology and manufactured by Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant since 2016.