On January 5 2017, the first two type CDD3B1 passenger diesel locomotives for Nigeria rolled out in CRRC Dalian. The locomotive will enter service on the Abuja – Kaduna railway line with a track gauge of 1,435 mm and a max speed of 150 km/h.
The locomotives have been adapted to operate in challenging climates such as high humidity, dry and dusty, high temperature, and heavy rainstorms. Up to now, CRRC Dalian have supplied many locomotives to Africa, such as South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Congo, Angola, Ethiopia, to name a few.
Meanwhile, On January 3 2017, two electric locomotives for Serbia which meet EU standards left CRRC Zhuzhou. The new locomotives were designed according to EN, TSI standard. The truck gauge is 1,435 mm, the rated power is 7,000 kW and the max speed is 140 km/h.
CRRC Zhuzhou signed a contract with Nikola Tesla Thermal Power Plant in Beograd, Serbia for supply of two electric locomotives in March 2016. This is the first rolling stock order of CRRC in Serbia by international bid. Nikola Tesla Thermal Power Plant was founded in 1991 and is a state-owned subsidiary of Electric Power Industry, Serbia. The annual coal transport capacity of the plant is 25 million tons.
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