Gazprom to purchase 24 LNG-powered locomotives from Sinara Group
Vyacheslav Tyurin, Director General of Gazpromtrans, and Viktor Lesh, Director General of Sinara-Transport Machines and STM Trading House, today signed an Agreement at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018. The Agreement provides for batch production, supply and maintenance of gas-powered locomotives in the amount equal to guaranteed future purchases.
The document was signed in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.
In accordance with the Agreement, the Sinara Group will design, certify and launch batch production of cutting-edge shunting locomotives powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in line with Gazprom's requirements. From 2019 to 2024, STM Trading House will supply Gazpromtrans with 10 shunting locomotives with a capacity of up to 1,200 horsepower and 14 shunting locomotives with a capacity of up to 2,000 horsepower and will also provide maintenance services. The machinery will be used at the Obskaya – Bovanenkovo railroad.
Gazpromtrans is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The company provides freight forwarding services to Gazprom's enterprises and serves as the operator of the Obskaya – Bovanenkovo railroad owned by the Company.
The Obskaya – Bovanenkovo railroad is vital to the implementation of Gazprom's Yamal megaproject. The railroad ensures year-round, fast, cost-effective and all-weather delivery of machinery, construction materials and personnel to Yamal fields in the harsh Arctic climate. The railroad stretches for 572 kilometers from the Obskaya station to the Karskaya station (525 kilometers to the Bovanenkovo station).
In October 2017, Gazpromtrans and Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo signed the Agreement of Cooperation aimed at promoting the use of LNG as a fuel for the rolling stock at the Obskaya – Bovanenkovo railroad.
Sinara-Transport Machines is a machine building holding company of the Sinara Group. It specializes in engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of railroad machinery and diesel-driven industrial plants.