Stadler has secured a contract for seven hybrid locomotives type EURODUAL with Turkish rail freight operator Körfez Ulaştırma.
These versatile locomotives are the first hybrid locomotives in Turkey. Körfez Ulaştırma will use them in freight transport services combining both 25 kV AC electric and diesel operating modes on lines with high gradient, where a strong traction force is required.
Iñigo Parra, Managing Director of Stadler Valencia, emphasised the importance of the project and the advantages of the new platform: “We are proud to expand the market of EURODUAL locomotives to Turkey and appreciate the trust of our client. The agreement corroborates our commitment to the development of this new locomotive family, offering rail operators numerous economic and environmental benefits.”
Tufan Başarır, General Manager of Körfez Ulaştırma said: “We are rapidly growing our resources to increase our share in rail freight market and proud to have sealed the agreement with Stadler, a reputable player of the railway industry. This deal signifies the supply of the first batch of imported locomotives into Turkey for a private sector player. The addition of powerful EURODUAL locomotives in our fleet will support our rail operations, providing us with a strong competitive advantage”.