EUROPE: Hamburger Hafen & Logistik subsidiary Metrans has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 10 Vectron MS locomotives for use on cross-border freight service in central and eastern Europe.
The order announced on April 10 includes the 900th Vectron to be sold. Deliveries from Siemens Mobility’s München–Allach factory are scheduled to run from the end of 2019 until spring 2020.
The locomotives will be rated at 6·4 MW with a maximum speed of 160 km/h. They will be certified to operate in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, with the option to upgrade them in the future for use in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
‘It is our pleasure to expand the Metrans fleet’, said Metrans CEO Peter Kiss. ‘This underlines our ambition to continue growing along the transport streams of the future. The acquisition of additional locomotives will help us to be even more flexible and reliable in responding to the wishes of our customers.’