GE Transportation to build 100 ‘Evolution’ series locomotives for Egypt

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CHICAGO — GE Transportation has signed a letter of intent with the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation and Egyptian National Railways to build 100 GE ES30ACi light Evolution series locomotives at a price tag of $575 million. The new units will be used on both freight and passenger trains, according to a GE Transportation news release.

The letter of intent also calls for a 15-year agreement for GE to supply parts and technical support for locomotives in Egyptian National Railway’s entire fleet. GE personnel will also work with the railroad on training and improving technical skills for the railroad’s more than 275 engineers and other employees.

It is the largest agreement between the locomotive supplier and the Egyptian railroad. The railroad currently operates approximately 80 GE Evolution series locomotives.

The new GE ES30ACi units are equipped with a 12-cylinder, 3,200 horsepower engines.

Egyptian National Railways hauls about 6 million tons of cargo each year and roughly 500 million passengers annually. The railroad is headquartered in Cairo with multiple branch lines and other corridors extending to other regions. The entire corridor includes more than 4,100 miles of track.

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