United Wagon Company sets up tank car production
United Wagon Company (UWC) has started implementing the project on tank car production. The facility will be located in the industrial site in Tikhvin. The total investment in construction of the new plant exceeds 3 billion rubles. Production start-up is planned in 2015.
At the new facility United Wagon Company will make tank cars equipped with innovative bogies with increased axle load 25 tf for transportation of chemical products, LPG and petroleum cargoes. The enterprise’s production capacity is up to 3 000 tank cars per year.
The car designs for the new plant are developed by Centre for Transportation Technologies, a design bureau managed by UWC. In addition to classic models, the new plant will manufacture a range of tank cars with improved technical and economic parameters.
Product line of tank cars to be manufacture will differ from standard models by greater loading capacity (up to 74 tons), tank volume, increased maintainability and lifetime.
Now design, installation and construction works are taken place in the area of future production facility, as well as selection of process equipment supplier. It’s surface is 80 th. sq. m, estimated staff number is up to 1 000 employees.
Roman Savushkin, CEO at United Wagon Company, comments on today’s announcement: ”UWC is entering the market, which is new for the company and ranks second after that of gondolas. We expect steady demand for tank cars, especially for limited-series special railcars”.