RM Rail to supply 1000 cement hopper wagons

RM Rail to supply 1000 cement hopper wagons
14 December 2018

RM Rail has been awarded the contract to supply Russia’s Gazprombank Leasing and VEB-Leasing on behalf of Russian cement companies as well as Kazakhstan’s largest cement manufacturer, Steppe Cement, with more than 1000 Type19-1217 cement hopper wagons by September 2019.

The wagon producer said the Type 19-1217 has an ‘innovative’ teardrop shaped body giving a capacity of 73t and volume of 60m3, taking into account the density of bulk cement. There are smooth inner walls to speed up unloading, while all hatches can be locked simultaneously and sealed with a single seal. The wagon have an axle load of 23.5t and are designed to have an active lifespan of 26 years.

RM Rail’s Deputy General Director for Sales ,Alexander Kulikov, said there is currently a shortage of cement wagons following the widespread withdrawal of older vehicles. Customers are therefore looking for a manufacturer ‘who is not only able to offer a successful design but can also fulfil the order very quickly’.

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