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General Electric sent a second locomotive for Railways

General Electric отправила второй локомотив для УкрзализныциRecall that in Ukraine has already arrived the first locomotive General Electric.

American diversified Corporation General Electric were sent to Ukraine the second locomotive ТЭ33АС for Railways.

This was announced by acting Chairman of the Board of railroad Evgeny Kravtsov in his microblog Twitter.

“The second locomotive departed from the United States on 7 September. Waiting for him here in the Black, on September 25. A good beginning is half the battle,” he writes.

Recall that in Ukraine has already arrived the first locomotive General Electric.

The agreement between Ukrzaliznytsia and GE about $1 billion provides for the upgrade and modernization of the traction rolling stock. At the first stage it is planned to supply ULTRASONIC 30 locomotives.

However, 10% of the total production should be localized in Ukraine. Subsequently, the locomotives will consist of not less than 40% of Ukrainian components. The price of locomotives is $4.7 million each. In General, the amount of the contract the first party is $140 million.

In July, GE manufactured the first locomotive in accordance with the framework agreement with Ukrzaliznytsia.

Later the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that the first locomotives General Electric expects to be operational in the fall.

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