UWC Receives Hopper Car Order

United Wagon Company (UWC) has received an order from TOAZ, one of Russia’s largest producers of chemicals, for 200 hopper cars.

UWC will supply these hopper cars from its site in Tikhvin and ship them to TOAZ by the end of May 2020. TOAZ will use them to transport mineral fertilisers.

Dmitry Mezheedov, CEO, TOAZ, said:

“TOAZ has always place a great degree of importance on the uninterrupted and timely delivery of products to our clients, both in Russia and representing dozens of countries across five continents. A well-developed infrastructure and highly efficient fleet for freight transportation are therefore just as important for us as cutting-edge production capacities. We are confident that the purchase of cars with improved operational performance from UWC will enhance the logistical capabilities of Togliattiazot.”

This is the first time TOAZ is ordering new-generation cars. The main model in the contract is UWC’s 19-9549-03 hopper car. It has a body volume of 120 cubic metres, which makes it well suited for transporting goods of various bulk densities. The 25t axle load of the 18-9855 bogie means each car can carry 76t, which is around six tons more than common market competitors.

UWC hopper cars for TOAZ
A UWC hopper car for mineral fertiliser for TOAZ

The hopper car body features a dual-component coating, which protects the car from any corrosion freight might cause. The hatches are located atop adapters, which makes it easier to replace them when this becomes necessary.

UWC says these hopper cars have a maintenance interval of eight years or one million kilometres, whichever comes sooner.

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