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Ukrzaliznytsia to index freight rates by 16.6% from february and 2.5% quarterly Freight rates will be indexed automatically if the company’s requirements are met from May 1. The Ukrainian Railways public jointstock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) plans to index freight rates by 16.6% from February 1, 2019 Ukrzaliznytsia’s acting Board Chairman Yevhen Kravtsov announced this during «Infrastructure Day» at the Logistics Committee of the European Business Association on Tuesday, the CFTS portal reports. According to the presentation that Ukrzaliznytsia made during the event, freight rates will be indexed by 2.5% on May 1, August 1, and November 1, 2019. «Freight rates will be indexed automatically and not once a year but quarterly. On the one hand, this gives Ukrzaliznytsia predictability

regarding the funds that we will earn in the long term. On the other hand, it will allow private operators and our private clients to understand what Ukrzaliznytsia’s tariff policy will be not for the next three or six months, but for many years to come based on macroeconomic indicators,» said Kravtsov. According to him, the company plans to move away from raising rates «via the manual process of negotiations.» «We propose introducing a system in which [tariffs will be raised] automatically based on macroeconomic indicators,» Kravtsov said. If the company’s proposal is accepted, tariffs will be automatically indexed quarterly in accordance with changes in the industrial producer price index in the preceding quarter.

Launch pilot project for operation of private traction on railways A competition will be held to determine where the pilot project will be launched. The Ministry of Infrastructure intends to initiate the launch of a pilot project for operation of private locomotive traction on railways. Minister of Infrastructure, Vladimir Omelian announced this during “Infrastructure Day” at the European Business Association, the CFTS correspondent reports. “There is no desire to launch private traction on the part of Ukrzaliznytsia, but we will be able to launch several pilot projects with the support of the president and the prime minister,” he said. According to Omelian, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) have not yet decided between shunting and trunk locomotives. “We are still discussing whether shunting or trunk locomotives will


«The industrial producer price index is objective, it is calculated by the Economy Ministry and the State Statistics Committee, and it depends on the year. For example, it was 16.3% last year and about 16% this year,» said Kravtsov. Ukrzaliznytsia recently said that it considered a threefold increase of freight rates economically justified. Kravtsov stated in October that Ukrzaliznytsia intended to link freight tariffs to the producer price index. “Our cost price changes over time, and it is directly linked to the PPI. The correlation is direct. We ask one thing: that we have enough funds to cover this cost price. No more and no less,” he said.

Rail communications platform migrated to Amazon cloud Rail industry data exchange technology company Hit Rail, which is owned by 12 European railways and used by 50 companies across 21 countries, has completed the migration of its HEROS Infrastructure as a Service communications platform to the Amazon AWS cloud. The migration was supported by consultancy inQdo, which will continue to maintain and support HEROS. ‘The interoperability requirements of the rail community are changing rapidly as established railway companies, plus the myriad of new smaller players in the market, address the requirements of the EU TAF and TAP TSI regulations’, said Hit Rail General Manager Antonio Lopez. ‘We are seeing enormous growth, both in the number of customers on our platform and in their needs for data exchange. AWS provides a robust yet flexible infrastructure with computing power, database storage and networking functionality which we can build upon for our interoperability services, and which will always keep us ahead of the demand.’ Corné van der Steen, AWS Solution Architect at inQdo, said the migration involved complex connectivity and interoperability issues, but would create a future-proof system with the flexibility needed to meet anticipated future growth.




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be involved. Private locomotives are not very profitable for me as a minister. We have a state-owned company, and businesses will take away its ‘sweet’ destinations. However, we want to show the real transport prices through the pilot project,” Omelian said. In comments to the CFTC, the minister said that he was hoping that such a pilot project would be implemented as early as 2019. According to him, a competition will be held to determine where the pilot project will be launched. As reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed Ukrzaliznytsia’s head Yevhen Kravtsov in early November to prepare a draft law on launch of private traction within one month. According to the Ukrainian Logistics Alliance, more than 30% of the major railway operators are currently ready to invest in acquisition of locomotive traction.

The State Property Fund of Ukraine has begun preparations to privatise the Dnipropetrovsk Electric Locomotive Plant in the city of Dnipro (formerly Dnipropetrovsk). The plant is to be sold in an auction, but the starting price and date have not been announced. The plant is equipped to produce main line, industrial and mining electric locomotives and components, although in recent years its main focus has been on repair and maintenance and the production of spare parts. The plant had outstanding wage arrears of more than 7m hryvnia as of September 1. The winning bidder would be required to invest in modernising the plant and re-equipping the workshops

The Länder of Brandenburg and Berlin are planning the joint award of a contract for the development and operation of hydrogen fuel cell powered trains on the RB27 Heidekrautbahn route. The proposed contract would start in December 2022 and run for 15 years, a length selected to provide experience of the efficiency and availability of fuel-cell vehicles operating in real-life conditions throughout the duration of a typical operating contract. A self-sufficient system is envisaged, with trains using hydrogen produced using electricity generated by wind turbines. The contract would initially cover the operation of around 0·65 million train-km/year, increasing to around 1·3 million train-km/year during the contract period. Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn currently operates RB27 services from Berlin to Groß Schönebeck/Schmachtenhagen route using Talent diesel multiple-units.

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«The activities of the Skoda Transportation office will provide the city with new investments and help preserve its intellectual capital. Such cooperation will be facilitated by the availability of a network of locomotive and heavy engineering manufacturers and repair enterprises in Dnipro,» the Dnipro city council said. «Our goal is for Skoda to return to Ukraine. Dnipro is not a random choice. The city has great potential,» said Tesar Lumir, HR director of Skoda Transportation. Several years ago, negotiations were held with Skoda Transportation on establishment of joint production of traction rolling stock in Ukraine. The Zaporizhia electric locomotive repair plant was considered as a potential site for production of locomotives. The head of the Ukrainian railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia), Yevhen Kravtsov, stated in October this year that he was not ruling out cooperation with a Czech company on the issue of supply of locomotives to Ukraine.»

Ukrzaliznytsia was holding talks with Siemens, Bombardier, CRRC, and Alstom on purchase of electric locomotives. The Ukrainian Railways public jointstock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) plans to purchase new alternating-current electric freight locomotives in 2019. Potential suppliers of the locomotives will be asked to localize production in Ukraine. Ukrzaliznytsia’s acting Board Chairman Yevhen Kravtsov announced this during a visit to the Kovel locomotive depot jointly with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. According to Ukrzaliznytsia, the company plans to complete the electrification of the Kovel-Izov railway stretch in 2020. The feasibility study for the project has already been performed and the project itself will soon be prepared and submitted to the government for approval. Kravtsov said it would be necessary to purchase new alternating-current freight electric locomotives after completion of the electrification of this railway stretch. “Ukrzaliznytsia is already studying the market of manufacturers of such rolling stock, and it is planning to purchase it next year. We will also set the condition that the relevant production should be localized in Ukraine,” Kravtsov said. As reported, it was reported in March that Ukrzaliznytsia was holding talks with the companies Siemens, Bombardier, CRRC, and Alstom on purchase of electric locomotives. Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian predicted at the end of 2017 that Ukrzaliznytsia would have problems with transportation with electric traction within 1-1.5 years. Ukrzaliznytsia had a fleet of 1,720 electric locomotives at the beginning of January 2017, of which 1,061 were in service, 509 were inoperative, and 150 were in reserve. Ukrzaliznytsia last bought electric locomotives in 2012.

Swiss Federal Railways expects to launch trials of a next-generation signalling system within three years. Reporting details of progress with the ‘ambitious’ SmartRail 4.0 programme at the Alpine Rail Optimisation conference in Wien on November 8, SBB’s head of Co-operation & Research for the project Bernhard Rytz said the operator was ‘not very happy’ with ETCS. SBB has experience with Level 2 dating back to a pilot installation between Luzern and Olten in 2002-03, after which it was installed on the Mattstetten – Rothrist line and in the Lötschberg and Gotthard base tunnels, and more recently elsewhere. Long-term plans envisage that Level 2 will be gradually installed across the Swiss network, but in a report submitted to the Federal Office for Transport in December 2016 put forward two alternative roll-out strategies. According to Rytz, a threeyear ‘thinking space’ has been agreed. Migration to Level 2 using today’s interlockings was slow and expensive, he said, to the extent that SBB was ‘rethinking the whole system’ with a focus on ‘everything needed to plan and safely control movement and occupation of the tracks’. Rytz also said SBB ‘cannot live with GSM-R’, adding that ETCS ‘cannot be used in stations’ as there is not enough capacity. Casting doubt on official forecasts for the rail business in Switzerland, which predict 51% growth in passenger-km between 2010 and 2040 and a 45% rise in tonne-km over the same period. Rytz said ‘we don’t believe in these numbers’. He felt that ‘a lot of things are going wrong’, adding that ‘if we don’t sort it, someone else will’ — a reference to falling costs for competing modes. SBB is working on SmartRail 4.0 with Südostbahn, BLS, Rhätische Bahn and the Swiss Association of Public Transport VöV. Goals agreed in 2016 include annual cost savings of SFr450m from 2040, a 70% reduction in the number of trackside installations, an increase in line capacity of 15% to 30%, a 50% increase in the availability of safety-related equipment and a 90% reduction in the probability of collisions during shunting and engineering work. The programme employs 150 staff and is ‘fully funded’ up to 2020. The planning phase is due to run until the end of 2019, by when the system architecture with open interfaces should have been defined. Rytz said a test installation is planned ‘in two or three years’ with a view to system roll-out in 2027-35. Combining the logic from ETCS Levels 2 and 3 with existing protocols, SmartRail 4.0 is intended to reduce the complexity of equipment and permit attended ATO to GoA2. Trains will ‘know’ their exact location, allowing more functionality to be moved from trackside to train. Future interlockings would integrate the functions of today’s radio block centres, while modular onboard equipment will be developed to reduce costs. Asked about the views of operators in neighbouring countries, Rytz said that SBB was working with DB and SNCF on specific aspects of SmartRail 4.0. An overall system architecture with standard interfaces is being drawn up as the basis for future projects and procurement, with the first public ‘alpha’ release expected in February 2019. If a ‘critical mass of railway companies’ can be established, Rytz said, ‘then we will be able to define a market for this system’.

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Tendering for the civil works for Stage 2 of the planned national railway network is expected to be launched shortly, after the UAE’s Ministry of Finance and Abu Dhabi’s Department of Finance signed a financing agreement on November 27. The 264 km Stage 1 was completed in 2015, and now carries sulphur from the Shah and Habshan gas fields in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi to the Gulf port of Ruwais. Stage 2 is planned to run 605 km across the UAE from Ghuweifat on the western border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah on the east coast, via Mussafah, Khalifa Port and Jebel Ali Port. Completion is now envisaged for 2024, and is expected to increase the volume of freight carried from 7 million tonnes per year to more than 50 million tonnes. Further expansion under Stage 3 would serve the northern emirates, Dubai Central, Port Saqr and Khor Fakkan, adding a further 250 route-km. Earlier this year Etihad Rail appointed Egis to provide project management consultancy services for stages 2 and 3, and Jacobs Engineering to provide engineering and design services, including design oversight and construction supervision. «The budget approval for Stage 2 of the United Arab Emirates» national railway network reflects the keenness of our leadership to implement national strategic projects», said Etihad Rail Chairman Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. «This project is part of our commitment to the UAE to help it achieve a leading position in transportation quality, in line with UAE Vision 2021, which aims to transform the emirate’s economy into a competitive knowledge economy», he said, adding that the railway «serves as a catalyst for economic growth by connecting key commercial and industrial centres and providing a safe and reliable means of transportation for future generations.»

The company’s Ukrainian office will engage in development of design solutions for railways and public transport for its parent company. The Skoda Transportation company has opened its first representative office in Ukraine, the CFTS portal reports, citing information from the National Investment Council Office. The office in Dnipro will engage in development of railway and public transport projects for its parent company, which is based in the Czech Republic, and involve Ukrainian suppliers in production.

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Over a period of 15 years, the Company successfully cooperates with the railways and metro operators in Ukraine in the field of development and production of the traction power supply equipment. The technical specification and design documentation developed by the Company are subject to regular coordination with the relevant Central Administrations of the Ukrainian Railways and support units of metro operators. Certification of the products developed and manufactured by the Company is carried out within the UkrSEPRO system. The Quality System of the enterprise is certified against the requirements of ISO quality management system. Within 15 years of the enterprise operation, a wide range of products for traction power supply for the needs of railways and underground railway systems has been developed and manufactured. The production is based

on the principle of process flexibility, possibility of a rapid transition from one product to another, minimal influence of the human factor. Use of modern computer-aided design systems in the course of production can significantly reduce the time from the start of product development to the full-scale production. The accumulated experience and production capabilities of the enterprise enable to carry out turn-key projects from the development of a working project, production of necessary equipment (including non-standard equipment), erection supervision work and commissioning operations to training of the operating personnel of the Customer. An important advantage lies in the fact that the Company produces the entire range of electrical equipment necessary for the furnishing of the traction substation, which eliminates the problem of «linkage» of the equipment directly at the facility.

The main types of equipment produced by our Company are as follows: 600V, 825V, 3300V direct-current substation integration modules for railways, underground railway systems and urban electric transport

Modern electrical equipment for the traction power supply facilities of railways, underground railway systems and urban electric transport «DAK-Energetika» Limited Liability Company is a Ukrainian manufacturer of medium and low voltage electrical equipment for the traction power supply networks. The principal directions of the Company’s activity include designing, equipment manufacturing, building and reconstruction of the traction substations and traction power supply systems for the needs of railways, underground railway systems and urban electric transport.


27,5 kV alternating current substation integration modules for alternating-current traction substations of the railways

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Nowadays, «DAK-Energetika» LLC is the only manufacturer of the direct-current circuit-breakers in Ukraine. The high-speed circuit-breakers are meant for voltage 0.6 – 4 kV and for nominal current up to 6300 A. The technical performance of these circuit-breakers is highly competitive with the foreign analogues, and they surpass the functionality of the foreign analogues in the high-induction networks.

The engineering solutions incorporated in the design of these circuit-breakers ensure their proper operation with a minimum maintenance, which significantly reduces the «owning cost» of this equipment for operating organizations. The mobile integral unit traction substations for AC and DC are one of the products developed against order of the Electrification and Power Supply Department and manufactured for the railways of Ukraine. Substations of this type are designed to provide the power supply to the contact system of the electrified railway lines during temporary replacement of existing stationary transformer substations for the period of reconstruction, overhaul repairs or construction. The main requirements for the equipment of such substations include low maintenance and maximum degree of automation, because the operation of equipment is carried out with minimal participation of the maintenance personnel.

These programs include the replacement of key elements of the equipment providing the necessary degree of operational reliability of the traction power supply system, as well as the implementation of modern automation and dispatching systems of different levels at the facility. Within these programs, our Company carries out the replacement of existing high-speed circuit-breakers VAB28, VAB-43 (for DC substations) with modern high-speed circuit-breakers VAB-206, as well as installation of digital systems of feeder protection and automation developed by our Company.

825 V retrofit kit for underground railway systems View after reconstruction This solution has been implemented in the Ukrainian subways for several years. In the presence of positive feedback The main criterion in the course of development of modernization programs is the observance of the optimum price/quality ratio. It provides an opportunity to offer a program for updating the capital equipment that is not comparable in cost to the new construction activity.

The widespread use of module technology in the production of equipment for stationary traction substations eliminated a large amount of construction work, resulting in a significant reduction in construction expenses and reduction in time required for the construction of a unittype traction substation 110 / 27.5 / 10 up to 4–6 months. Together with the specialists of the Ukrainian railways and metro operators, the specialists of our Company have developed and implemented the programs for modernization of the traction power supply facilities, both for DC and AC substations.


«DAK-Energetika» LLC offers modern, high-performance solutions that are most adapted to the requirements of the customer. The products of our Company are widely used at the traction power supply facilities of railways and underground railway systems in Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, etc. Electrotechnical company LLC «DAK-Energetika» Pereverzyev Kostyantyn The Head of Kiev rep. office Head office Ukraine, 01042, Kiev, str. Paul ІІ, 4/6.korp.V, office 717 Tel./fax: +38 (044) 500-78-17 Мob.: +38 (095) 230-46-12


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The braking systems from the SE KMP FED: safety, quality, reliability! The company constantly continues its work on upgrade of units in order to improve the reliability of the braking systems and to ensure the safety of cargo transportation by railway transport. State Enterprise Kharkiv Machinery Plant FED is a credible supplier of braking equipment for freight rolling stock of railways. We are the leading enterprise of Ukraine in the sphere of development, production and modernization of units for various industries, such as aviation, railway and armored vehicles. In 2000 our enterprise mastered the serial production of the 270.023-1 Main Part and the 483M.010 Trunking Part of the 483M Air Distributor (Brake control valve) for freight cars and became leader in the program of import substitution of braking equipment for freight rolling stock of railways. Our units were especially important because the Ukrainian railway experienced an acute need for components and spare parts that are made within our country. The company constantly continues its work on upgrade of units in order to improve the reliability of the braking systems and to ensure the safety of cargo transportation by railway transport. In 2005 State Enterprise Kharkiv Machinery Plant FED developed and started serial production of the 265A-1M cargo Automatic proportional emptyand-load device, which is an upgrade of the 265A-1 cargo Automatic proportional empty-and-load device, designed to eliminate the deficiencies in operation and repair. Construction of the 265A-1M cargo Automatic proportional empty-and-load device is protected by patent for invention. In 2014 the company mastered the production of the 295M.001 Camera and the 483M Air Distributor. We constantly work on improvement of the construction and manufacturing technology of braking equipment: the quality of valve systems has been improved due to


their vulcanization and maintainability; the stability of characteristics of the springs has been improved due to modernization of their manufacturing technology and much more. We offer: • 483M.010 Trunking Part • 270.023-1 Main Part • 295М.001 Camera • 483M Air Distributor (Brake control valve) • 265A-1M Automatic proportional empty-andload device (cargo) • Spare parts for these units

Currently, together with main institute of elastomeric materials SE «URDTI «DINTEM» we work on increasing the warranty service life of brake equipment up to 6 years in the ambient operating temperature range from -60°С to +60°С for innovative freight cars with extended overhaul life. State Enterprise Kharkiv Machinery Plant FED in accordance with established procedure was assigned with conditional stamping number for all manufactured products. Reliability and quality of our products are confirmed by hundreds of completed orders and by the Certificates for production and Certificates of conformity issued by the authorized body LLC Certification Body for Automated Control Systems and Rail Transportation Process Conditions, as well as Certificates for System quality management system ISO 9001:2015 and environmental management systems ISO 14001:2015, issued by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS — UA Branch.

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What was President Petro Poroshenko’s role in the contract? In summer 2017 he met with U.S. President Donald Trump and they said our “relationship should become more practical.” We met a few times with both President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman. These meetings were important because they demonstrated to us that the leadership of the country had the political will to continue the reform process, including of Ukrainian Railways. That was an important signal to GE and to all global companies that Ukraine has created favorable conditions for foreign investment. So was the agreement due to Yevgen Kravtsov personally or due to “political will”?

Vyacheslav Feklin: Ukraine is a strategic market for General Electric Vyacheslav Feklin, CEO of General Electric in Ukraine, in an interview with CFTS talks about the negotiations with Ukrzaliznytsia, supplying locomotives and establishing the local production in Ukraine. Vyacheslav Feklin, CEO of General Electric in Ukraine

Vyacheslav Feklin works as a CEO of General Electric office in Ukraine from the end of 2013. This February his company signed 1-billion dollar contract with Ukrzaliznytsia, national railway carrier. It is the largest deal of GE in Ukraine. But US manufacturer entered the Ukranian market much earlier and the first client was private company. In 2013 General Electric sold the locomotive TE33A to PJSC Ivano-Frankivskcement that has a license for access to main railways of Ukrzaliznytsia. PJSC Ivano-Frankivskcement managers say that they offered to Ukrzaliznytsia to see and to appreciate the potential of the new locomotive but it refused. So we start our interview with Vyacheslav Feklin from the history of relations between GE and UZ. Could you share some details about the history of your agreement with Ukrainian Railways? We began actively working together with Ukrainian Railways in 2016, when we delivered a test locomotive for evaluation. It earned very high marks after three months in operation. In October 2017 we began a more intense phase of discussion. Over the next five months we spent 8-9 hours a day — practically seven days a week — in discussions with Ukrainian Railways and Ukreximbank. On the one hand, five months may seem like a long time, but on the other hand when you’re looking to cooperate on a joint


long-term project, it’s quite a brief period. This accomplishment was made possible by the trust and support of many stakeholders in Ukraine, including President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Groysman, and especially Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan, who believed in the project from the very beginning. You said that you began actively negotiating with Ukrainian Railways in 2016. Were you involved in any discussions before that? We first began talking in 2015. They wanted to learn more about the latest technologies on the global market. At that time, Alexander Zavgorodny was heading Ukrainian Railways and he visited our locomotive factory in Pennsylvania. We continued our discussions, and we successfully concluded the framework agreement with Yevgen Kravtsov’s team.

There was a combination of factors. Undoubtedly, the project was only possible due to the hard work of Kravtsov’s team focused on improving Ukrainian Railways’ technology and business performance. GE also played a role, as we were able to offer a solution that met their requirements. At the same time, the concrete steps taken by the Ukrainian government to set up a positive business environment were a key factor in executing the project. In 2013, GE sold a locomotive to Ivano-Frankivskcement. Why was your first entry into the Ukrainian rail market with a private company, when Ukrainian Railways would be more attractive in terms of sales volume? Ukrainian Railways is a large national company whose activities have a major impact on the country’s economy. For a business at that scale, all decisions must pass through a long approval process. In this regard, private companies can act more quickly. Why did you specifically choose the Kryukov plant as your localization partner? Choosing a localization partner is a critical decision because our reputation stands behind the final product. Our team spent a lot of time in Ukraine visiting a variety of manufacturing facilities… the Kryukov plant is in very good condition. That’s why we preliminarily selected the site to localize production. We will of course need to invest in developing their expertise in producing diesel locomotives. In terms of capital investment, we are at the final stage of negotiations now. I can only say that it will be a joint investment.

What specific components and processes will you localize? The agreement that we reached defines a 10% localization level for the project’s initial phase—the first 30 locomotives—which will include final assembly as well as installing a number of Ukrainian components, such as radio and signaling systems. You mentioned final assembly, so does localization just mean screwing on wheel sets? No. It’s a more comprehensive approach that requires particular expertise. We’re committed to making sure that our partner will be fully prepared to assemble locomotives with more local components as their volume increases. According to the contract, you plan to increase the level of localization to 40%. What’s the timeline? We’re working on the roadmap right now. In order to maximize local content, we first have to qualify suppliers and comprehensively test their components. We wouldn’t want to have to repair a new locomotive after a couple months because a part broke down. Why was the maximum level of localization set at 40%, when in your contract with India, for example, it was 70%? We have to find the right balance between localization on the one hand and quality and delivery schedules on the other. We believe 40% is an optimal target. It’s also important to note that in many similar projects in other countries we began at a level of 0% localization, whereas in Ukraine the very first locomotives will be 10% localized. In India, GE has 21 production facilities as well as a network of over 5,000 suppliers. Each year, we purchase more than $1 billion in local equipment and components. We will certainly try to reach those kinds of volumes in Ukraine, but it’s still premature to have that discussion. You have a factory in Kazakhstan that produces locomotives both for the local market as well as for export. Will your project here only target the domestic market? We’re definitely looking at opportunities to export our production in Ukraine. The first step will be looking at using Ukrainian-made components in GE’s global factories. We have already identified some local manufacturers that we think could join our global supply chain. According to the agreement, you also plan to modernize up to 75 locomotives. Do you already know which ones will be renovated? We’re currently evaluating the potential to modernize 2M62 and 2TE10 diesel electric locomotives, but of course the final decision would be made by our partner, Ukrainian Railways. What benefits do your locomotives have versus Ukrainian Railways’ current fleet? The TE33A Evolution-series locomotive can save up to 25% in fuel expenses and 80% in oil costs. On average, the TE33A requires maintenance only once every three months versus once every three days for Ukrainian Railways’ existing diesel fleet. You can imagine the value that brings in terms


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ing projects across nearly all of the country’s key industries, including healthcare, oil & gas, power, renewable energy, and, of course, transportation. In your opinion, do you think it’s become easier to work in Ukraine in recent years? Ukraine is now undertaking a number of significant steps that are improving the business climate. At the macroeconomic level, that includes fiscal policy, healthcare reform, and the work being done by the National Investment Council and UkraineInvest. Overall, this is a major transformation. In your opinion, which emerging technologies will have the biggest effect on the rail industry? The most important trend that we see in the industry today is deploying digital solutions to unlock additional industrial productivity. And GE is helping lead the way. We offer a wide range of digital solutions for the transportation industry. For example, GE’s Trip Optimizer software is a type of cruise control for locomotives, which at certain speeds takes over control to optimize throttle and braking performance. It can deliver 3-17% in fuel savings, with a corresponding decrease in emissions. It also helps limit the risk of human error. of asset availability. In addition, one TE33A locomotive can replace a twin-section 2TE10, doing the same amount of work. That will further allow Ukrainian Railways to lower cost and improve its business performance. There’s a lot of discussion right now in Ukraine about allowing access for private traction on the national rail network. In your opinion, which model is more effective? Substance should always take precedence over form. Private traction is one way to organize a rail system. We work in over 180 countries and each country has its own approach. We’ve seen very successful systems based on both private and national rail operators. Have you been talking to private rail companies in Ukraine? Yes, but at the present time we have no concrete agreements. Given the current environment, we have seen interest from logistics, metals, and agriculture companies in owning their own locomotives. I’ve heard that Ukrainian Railways has already proposed some new approaches for private companies to access to the rail network. How many locomotives could you deliver if the market was opened for private rail operators? Like any business, GE is always interested in increasing orders, but it’s important to take a responsible approach. We’re committed to always following through on our promises. Before agreeing to a large order, we would have to review our existing manufacturing load and delivery schedule. How long has GE been working in Ukraine? We’ll soon be celebrating our 100th anniversary in Ukraine. We began working here in the 1920s, when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union. Today, we’re execut-


There’s talk in the media that GE is looking at selling GE Transportation. How will this affect your existing contracts? GE’s management decided last year to review the company’s portfolio at a global level, including considering various options for GE Transportation. At this time, no concrete decision has been announced. This is a careful, deliberate process. Under any scenario, GE is committed to positioning the business for long-term success. Our top priority is always fulfilling our promises to our customers, including Ukrainian Railways. GE Transportation has 9,000 employees, a 100-year history, and an installed base of 20,000 locomotives. There is no question the business will continue to be a major player and a global leader in the transportation industry for many years to come. When do you expect the decision to be made? The company has not announced a concrete decision or deadline at this time. What are GE’s future plans in Ukraine? Ukraine is a strategic market for us. Our project with Ukrainian Railways is the largest deal we’ve ever signed here. But we’re also growing our business in a number of other areas. For example, the recently launched SkyUp airlines just ordered five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that will be powered by engines featuring GE technology. We’re also supplying composite propeller systems for Antonov’s new airplane and we hope to further expand our cooperation going forward. In energy, we’re working on projects in both traditional power generation as well as in renewables. GE is proud of our long-term partnership with Ukraine, and we look forward to further strengthening our cooperation in the years ahead. Olga Bystritska

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To be in the right place at the right time is not enough now — you have to be everywhere at the same time! «Railway EXPO 2019» project provides you with such opportunity! Project «Railway EXPO 2019» is a unique opportunity to participate in more than 15 international exhibitions of railway infrastructure, equipment and rolling stock covering Europe, Asia-Pacific Region, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East on the pages of our magazine; as well as in more than 10 Ukrainian infrastructural and industrial exhibitions which will be attended by the main customers of railway products and services in the metallurgical, agricultural, mining, petrochemical and transportation industries. The project is focused on the companies which are interested in having access to foreign markets, it enables them to place information about their goods and services on the pages of the special edition of magazine «Railway Supply» — «Railway Supply EXPO 2019». The special edition «Railway Supply EXPO 2019» is issued in two languages (English, Russian) with press run of 4000 copies. The information about the project participants is additionally published on the Internet on the websites of «Railway supply» magazine and «Railway EXPO 2019» project, as well as in the social network. One of the main tasks of project «Railway EXPO 2019» is to create information environment for the goods and present the manufacturers operating in the sphere of the railway transportation. You can obtain detailed information about the exhibitions and project participants on the website

The International project «Railway EXPO 2020» will start in September 2019, just after Trako exhibition in Gdansk. The detailed information about exhibitions in 2020 will be published on the project website and the social networks towards its beginning.

The International project «Railway EXPO 2020» will start in September 2019, just after Trako exhibition in Gdansk. The detailed information about exhibitions in 2020 will be published on the project website and the social networks towards its beginning With every new project we try to expand the exhibitions geography and introduce the project participants in all regions of the world. Contacts: +380 93 152-04-32 fax: +380 57 758-69-82 tel: +380 57 717-56-01



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MDD 4 diesel shunter MDD 4 meets all medium shunting requirements. It is powered by a 400kW Tier 4F engine thus the loco is the most eco-friendly diesel shunter in Europe. It is homologated in Switzerland, Italy and Bulgaria and could obtain permission in most EU administrations. Locomotive is extremely economic with idle fuel spending of just 2l/h. Its mass is 42 tons and is optionally radio remote controlled. Of course – it is the most affordable loco of its class amongst all European competitor models.


MDD 4 diesel shunter

Company has 150 years of history and experience in locomotive technology. Express Service originated as a repairs and service company for locomotives but since 2002 series of new shunters emerged. Nowadays Express Service offers 3 series of diesel shunting locos and 4 types of battery-electric vehicles. All vehicles could be built within gauges between 1000 and 1600mm.

Express Service is the Eastern European leader in offering new shunting locomotives. Bulgaria based company has developed

MDD 3 diesel shunting locomotives

MDD 3 is the smallest two-axle shunter. It is powered by two synchronized diesel engines that deliver 300kW of power. Due to a good choice of gearboxes, vehicle top speed could be adjusted between 15 and 60km/h thus customers select the optimal tractive effort. These locos are quite flexible not only in terms of top speed – their mass is adjustable from just 20 tons for metro and urban rail projects to 36 tons for heavy industrial shunting works. Hauling capacity is up to 1600 tons. This model is homologated in Ukraine, Kosovo, Macedonia but it is generally intended to perform in-yards at industrial sites, ports, factories.

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MDD 5 series This is Express Service latest development. It is a twin-engine diesel shunter that is intended to replace the aggressively ageing East-Europe shunters. It is Express Service first BoBo locomotive and is a great continuation to MDD 3 series.


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ES battery-electric shunters Battery traction offers very economic, clean and safe shunting. That’s why Express Service developed several series of battery-powered rail locomotives. Battery shunters have extremely low operation costs and are virtually maintenance free. They have numerous advantages over the diesel locos. Battery shunting locomotives are the best-selling products of Express Service. Through cooperation with its main customer – Hegenscheidt MFD from Germany –

Bulgarian shunters are exported to many different locations in the whole world. Of course, all shunters are safety integrated with UWL machines of Hegenscheidt. Apart from wheel lathes applications these shunters are mainly used in locomotive and wagon repair depots and workshops, rolling stock factories, industrial plants, ports, logistic terminals. Due to the relatively low design speed, ES vehicles offer great starting tractive effort. Thus, it is not a surprise that shunting capacity of the different models is up to 4000 tons.

ES 600 battery shunter

ES3000 and road/rail shunters Based on the success of ES200, 400, 600, and 1000 series, Express Service has designed several types of special battery vehicles. A three-axle light shunter, extra heavy battery shunter, work vehicle with crane and platform – all these are based on the proven design of ES shunters.

At its heavy-duty version ES3000 could weight up to 50 tons and shunt up to 4000 tons train at low service speeds!

ES 1000 battery shunter

ES600 and ES1000 battery shunters These two series are the most popular models. Their full-load shunting speed is up to 10km/h – their advantage is at slow, repetitive operations with a lot of idling time. Real life case studies account for less than €10,00 of energy costs per work shift! These vehicles are built out of high quality components from world leading suppliers. All models could be fit with radio remote control systems and train pneumatic brake system is an option. AC motor controllers are liquid cooled and perform at their best for longer time compared


to similar competitor vehicles. As a customer-oriented company Express Service offers to its partners the good chance to program the AC system as per their needs thus making ES the most open-sourced and customer friendly locos on the market. ES two-axle battery locos own mass vary from 9 to 36 tons and power range is from just 12 to 130kW. Best price on the market is a well-known fact and leading quality is guaranteed through the many satisfied customers from the most demanding Western European markets.

ES 3000 battery shunter Tsvetelin Kolev, Project manager Express Service OOD DZS, Ruse 7011, BG Tel. +359 88 7412838


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New TEN-T maps for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine The maps of the TEN-T network in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have been presented. The European core transport network has for the first time been extended towards these eastern countries, in order to better connect the continent to Asia. 20

In Azerbaijan, three railway lines have been defined, connecting its neighbouring countries to the Caspian Sea. The Port of Baku is to become an important gateway on the landlocked sea, but a second, undefined port is also included on the map. Where Azerbaijan connects to the Caspian Sea, Georgia forms an important gateway with major ports on the east of the Black Sea. Three ports are included in the core network, served by a main railway line with several sub-branches. Armenia has until now not gained much importance on the Middle Corridor, due to ongoing disagreements with neighbouring countries Turkey and Azerbaijan. It has however been included in the TEN-T network, with a planned new railway line connecting it to Iran in the south. Its main railway line is also included, providing access to Turkey in the west and Azerbaijan in the north.

New Silk Road Whereas the Middle Corridor is rapidly gaining popularity, traffic via the northern route, through Belarus is in full swing. The CIS country directly borders Poland and the border crossing of Brest-Malaszewicze is the most popular on the New Silk Road. It is therefore not surprising that the railway network of Belarus has been added to the core network of Europe. Three mainlines and several subbranches have been included, connecting the country to all neighbouring countries, including Latvia and Lithuania.

«The EU’s Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) are being extended to countries bordering Asia. The EU should now connect the TEN-T with networks in Asia», the European Commission (EC) said in September. It had then just adopted a Joint Communication with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, setting out the EU’s vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia. The TEN-T core transport network is prioritised in terms of funding and upgrade works, and is revised every ten years, the next revision taking place in 2023.

The Middle Corridor Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia are situated between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, therefore geographically located to form a transit region on the Middle Corridor, a multimodal route between Europe and Asia. Cargo enters or exits the EU via the Black Sea or Turkey, and crosses the Caspian Sea headed for Kazakhstan, where it continues by rail to China.

Countering China The EU strategy has been considered a response to the Chinese Belt and Road initiative (BRI). China has invested heavily in projects in the six countries mentioned above, with the same aim of improving connectivity between Europe and Asia. However, the EU is wary of the ambitions of China, as it does not abide with European standards such as transparency and equal market opportunities. Chinese companies funded by the Chinese government win most of the contracts and thus gain economic influence in the region. In response, the EU commented: «The European Union and China share an interest in making sure that our respective initiatives work well together, despite the differences in approach and implementation. Connectivity is not possible if systems and networks are not interoperable. As we have already been doing, the European Union will continue to engage with China – in our bilateral Connectivity Platform, in the wider bilateral relationship, and in multilateral fora – to create synergies and to find commonalities. As the Joint Communication highlights, the EU will further step up its work within international organisations to set and enforce global rules and standards, which will create a level playing field and equal opportunities for all.

Bypassing Russia Although the inclusion of the region in the European core network could complement the efforts of China, it seems much more a response to the growing influence of Russia on the trade route between the continents. Russia bans imports of several EU products such as French cheese, Dutch veal, beef, pork and other foodstuff. Through the traditional northern routes it is difficult to bypass the large country, limiting the trading options. Through the Middle Corridor, trade between Europe and China is not limited to these sanctions. With the exception of Belarus, all countries included allow for the passage of cargo through the Middle Corridor, bypassing Russia. Although Iran is currently facing restrictions in the form of sanctions imposed by the US, the route via the Caspian Sea is expected to gain popularity in the near future, especially since the opening of the Baku–Tbilisi– Kars (BTK) railway in October last year.

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Although not as popular as Belarus, Ukraine is gaining importance as a transit country between east and west. An extensive network of railway lines has been included in the TEN-T network, with connections to all its neighbouring countries; Belarus, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldavia. The railway network also connects to five maritime ports on the Black Sea, therefore making in a suitable transit country on the Middle Corridor as well. Moldova is relatively small in size and landlocked, but does have an important inland port on the Donau. On the TEN-T map, it is especially the west-east railway line connecting it to neighbouring Romania and Ukraine that serves the core network.

The European Commission has proposed to increase the European Union’s external action budget to 123 billion Euros for the period 2021-2027. This represents an increase of 30 per cent compared to the previous period. Included in this proposal is an investment framework for external action, with an increased fire-power of up to 60 billion Euros, it explained. «If agreed by the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, this increased funding would make a significant contribution to the European Union’s commitment to enhancing connectivity between Europe and Asia», it stated. Majorie van Leijen


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Іnnovative microprocessor train control systems of RWA

The following basic component systems have been designed and are batch produced according to specifications: • Dispatcher and centralised traffic control; • Relay-processor interlocking; • Microprocessor-based interlocking; • Microprocessor-based automatic hump switching system; • Microprocessor-based automatic block signalling; • Microprocessor-based semiautomatic block signalling; • Microprocessor-based automatic level crossing signalling system; • Locomotives monitoring systems; • Microprocessor-based axle count system; • Systems for electric power supply of railway facilities.

We have the expertise and know what to offer. We provide packaged solutions! RWA automation systems have been in fail-safe and continuous operation for over 20 years. They require no extra charges for servicing and upgrading.

All RWA systems are adapted to current railway maintenance regulations. Our systems use exclusively standard protocols and interfaces, and batch production equipment. This facilitates the development of systems along the following lines: integration with other systems; identification of mobile units, train traffic schedules, etc. RWA-developed systems are built around Schneider Electric components intended for industrial automation systems. The “two-out-of-two” system structure, jointly with high-reliability hardware (e.g., the MTBF is 300 000400 000 hours (~ 30-40 years)), enables building systems whose safety and reliability parameters meet railway standards. The application software of the systems is developed in the UnityPro programming environment, which supports international standard IEC 61131-3. All this provides an integrated program development environment for control systems in several programming languages.

LLC NPP Zheldoravtomatika developed the first microprocessor-based systems for railway traffic control, and we have introduced them at Ukrainian railways and subways. LLC NPP Zheldoravtomatika is the owner of the RWA trademark and traces its history back to 1999. Today, RWA is a professional engineering company with effective business operations in Ukraine, the CIS countries, and abroad.

RWA control systems are open architecture ones. Automation and telemechanics systems for mainline and industrial railway transport, and subways. Research and development, and engineering research activities.


Automation and telemechanics systems for railway transport; developing application software with programming languages specified by standard IEC 61131 and SCADA. Design and development activities.

Package supply of special-purpose equipment and hardware for railway transport companies.

Introducing automation and telemechanics systems, technical support of RWA systems during their life cycle. Installation and pre-commissioning services.

The UnityPro software is based on the open systems principle. This facilitates its effective and seamless interaction with the software of other systems. This program environment enables programming in the following standard languages: FBD – function blocks language, graphic programming language of the IEC 61131-3 standard and LD – the ladder logic language with a convenient syntax to replace relay-based logic circuits. Hence, when developing systems, programming languages are used that match closely the specific features of building railway automation systems, and include relay equipment and a set of standard blocks.

Standard programming languages enable building open-architecture systems with user-friendly software for service personnel having basic skills in computer engineering. The strict program execution sequence yields a simple internal structure of commands, which are translated to an efficient and reliable code. This excludes the possibility of introducing errors, which occur often when developing programs with object-oriented languages. Development and debugging is performed at all levels with utmost use of off-the-shelf computer-aided design (CAD) systems.

RWA includes four divisions: RWA development, RWA design, RWA supply, and RWA construction that embrace any tasks ranging from design and through to commissioning.


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RWA control systems require no user fees. Why pay more? Using the software requires no payment of regular user fees in the future. The software includes diagnostics tools. Such an approach enables operating RWA-developed railway automation and telemechanics systems by the standing staff of industry specialists. Upon system commissioning, the customer is given a complete package of technical documentation, including application software presented in clear graphic form that duplicates the signalling arrangement (SA) ladder diagrams. The printed text keeps the original application software intact and allows for amendments in compliance with the procedure in effect at railway transport for making changes in SA ladder diagrams.

Advantages of RWA systems – nothing extra! You pay only the RWA system cost and nothing else! We adapt customer’s personnel! Our systems – Your personnel! No programmers are needed to make changes in the application software. It suffices to have industry specialists employed by your enterprise or specialists who have been trained at our training centres or on site during pre-commissioning activities. These specialists are granted the right to make changes in the application software similar to that as in the practice of operating relay systems (making changes in the copies of the traffic department, division, and line section). To protect from making unauthorised changes in the application software, the service personnel is assigned the following access levels: • review and introduce changes; • only a review. The list of persons authorised to make changes in the application software is compiled by the division management and approved by the signalling and communication department management. The above-stated principle concerns all the varieties of railway automation and telemechanics systems – station, blocks, hump interlocking, level crossing signalling, dispatcher control, CTC, etc. This approach to creation and implementation of microprocessor-based railway automation systems with an open architecture and open source software allows our customers to significantly reduce operating costs and invest the savings to develop their infrastructure. Since 2004, microprocessor centralization systems developed by RWA have been working at all the new stations of Kyiv Metro. There are 10 stations and operational staff training complex established. Two new stations have been commissioned at the Kharkіv Metro since 2009. Also there was the reconstruction of the train control system at the existing station without disrupting the operating mode of the metro!

During the introduction and operation of RWA-developed systems, the customer pays only the system cost, and enjoys more than merely the following advantages: • No need to increase system maintenance workscope as compared to existing relay systems. • Using semiconductor components instead of relay contacts increases the number of switching cycles and completely excludes scheduled checking of components at signalling departments repair and service shops (functional safety with semiconductor components is ensured by using the “two-out-of-two” control structure). • The application software is presented in clear graphical form that duplicates the ladder diagrams used in railway automation and telemechanics. In the online mode, the program algorithms (conventional “current flow over ladder diagram circuits”) are presented in interactive form to track logical dependencies graphically. • Application software listings are printed. This keeps the original software in printed form and allows making

changes in compliance with the effective procedure for introducing amendments to ladder diagrams used in railway automation and telemechanics. • No programmers are needed to make changes to the application software. It suffices to have specialists with higher education in railway transport who have completed an advanced academic university program or have attended extension courses at a railway transport university.

RWA scientific and research activity RWA pays special attention to scientific research activities focused on development of modern railway systems automation based on innovative technical and technological solutions using «Industry 4.0» approaches and tools. Thus today we have significantly expanded the range of offered products for all market segments!

RWA systems are adapted to current regulations for technical operation of railways and subways. Our systems and technical solutions were introduced and developed for Ukrainian railway enterprises, and for the subways in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro and Moscow, as well as for industrial transport enterprises in Ukraine and the CIS countries. All this is compelling proof of the advantages of the open-architecture RWA systems! More information on the company’s offer portfolio can be found on our website

Our systems successfully operate on the public railway, in the railway shops of the metallurgical, mining, chemical and agricultural companies, in ports and subways.

36 Nauki Avenue, Kharkiv, 61166, Ukraine T. / fax. +38 (057) 719 -62-45, 724 -10 -27 Contact person Pilipenko Andriy Mykolayovych



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Ukraine starts impressive large scale modernization of its rail infrastructure! Country needs an efficient and competitive logistics system to boost exports and its integration into the global economy. As Ukraine strengthens its ties with the EU, it needs to align its infrastructure and legislation. In February 2018 Ukraine’s Ministry of Transportation announced the signature of $1billion agreement with GE to boost Ukraine’s diesel fleet. It will deliver 225 new diesel locomotives and also upgrade 75 older models. The agreement also says that up to 40% of the manufacturing will be localized in Ukraine. Ukraine continues to show its commitment to undergo a large scale modernization of its railway infrastructure by requesting the EBRD to provide technical assistance with two major projects. The first one aims at the electrification of a 253 km railway line in South Ukraine to improve the efficiency of the railway operations and the capacity for port hinterland traffic. The second project is a multi-stage program pursuing the renewal of outdated rolling stock during until 2021. All in all, these projects perfectly show Ukraine’s ambition to modernize its railway infrastructure. The country has bold plans in the pipeline and it seems determined to bring them to completion as early as possible. Want to keep up with Ukraine’s infrastructure modernization? Place your advertisement in «Railway Supply» magazine. It is a professional publication for railway specialists and purchasing departments all over Ukraine. The magazine provides information about global leading manufacturers of railway production and reviews the modern trends and innovation developments in the industry.


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SEMZ We design, manufacture, overhaul and modernize electric motors! SEMZ – SMILA ELECTRO MECHANICAL PLANT SEMZ (Smila Electro Mechanical Works) is one of the largest companies in Europe, manufacturing and repairing electric motors. We focus on traction motors for railway rolling stock. In addition we work in other industries, such as heavy vehicles, urban transport, industrial lifting machines, etc. The company also manufactures a wide range of spare parts for traction motors. SEMZ is located in Smila, a town in the centre of Ukraine. SEMZ was established back in 1876 as a large


repair shop for steam locomotives. Nowadays, we focus on traction motors. There are 800 employees working in the company. We are proud of our qualified personnel, which helps to maintain our expertise at the highest. Besides our business in Ukraine, SEMZ has a well developed international business concept. Our clients are Baltic, Belorussian, Russian, Polish, Mongolian, Kazakhstan Railways. We are actively developing other markets.




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SEMZ flexibly responds to changes in the world market situation. We are well equipped and are capable to deliver high quality products at lower cost. Our experienced and dedicated technical staff enable us to offer excellent competitive solutions to our customers. A powerful research and production base includes a complete cycle of creating an electric machine from the design stage to mass production. To achieve the best results in production, a number of technologies, modern equipment and diagnostic devices are used: • manufacturing parts of various configuration on laser stations • casting parts of non-ferrous metals by centrifugal method • application of modern high-performance metal-working equipment • testing of traction motors • ultrasonic and magnetic test of the shaft • removal of the armature winding by centrifugal method • gas-pressure welding • dynamic molding of the commutator • connection of the armature winding with the commutator by the method of welding with a non-consumable electrode in an inert gas environment • vacuum-pressure impregnation • dynamic balancing of the traction motor • semi-automatic coil edge strip taping

SEMZ Innovation and modernization:

• checking coils for coil-winding short circuit • vibration test rig for testing traction motors • determining specific losses in armature bars • measuring axle spacing, physical alignment control of nozzle flanges of traction motors during bench-work and assembly


Our quality At all stages of the production process there is strict quality control. In 2016 SEMZ received a certificate of compliance with ISO 9001: 2015 «Design, production, repair and testing of electric machines of locomotives and other types of rolling stock and urban electric transport». In addition, SEMZ has successfully passed numerous state and corporate certification requirements for Eastern Europe, CIS and Central Asia. SEMZ is the only enterprise in Ukraine which is certified by Ukrainian Railways to repair main generators and supporting machines of the railway locomotives.

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Is this product currently being produced in Belfort? Yes. We built the first locomotives for Azerbaijan there. Serial production was later launched in Kazakhstan. You mean passenger locomotives for Azerbaijan? Yes. What is the main goal of your alliance with Siemens and at what stage is your merger now?

We consider Ukraine an industrial partner: an interview with Alstom An interview with Alstom’s Senior Vice President for Europe Gian Luca Erbacci The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) and Alstom signed a cooperation memorandum on supply of locomotives to Ukraine and servicing of the locomotives at InnoTrans 2018, an international trade fair for transport technology, on September 19. Ukrzaliznytsia’s requirement for various types of freight and passenger electric locomotives was estimated at 495. The CFTS portal interviewed Alstom’s Senior Vice President for Europe Gian Luca Erbacci at the world’s largest railway exhibition one day before the signing of the document. We asked him about the progress of the relevant negotiations between Alstom and Ukrzaliznytsia and Alstom’s plans for Ukrainian manufacturers. Gian Luca, what does the InnoTrans 2018 mean to you?

Only one person works in the company’s Kyiv office? Currently, yes. When necessary, he asks us for legal, commercial, and technical support. We will assemble a team after we sign a contract. The size of the team will depend on the operations we agree upon. Nothing much has been heard about the operations of the representative office since its opening... Our goal right now is not to provide a lot of information to the mass media. For now, we are deliberately not disseminating information about the negotiations because there is a lot of competition on the market. We will announce the details of the contract when we sign it and begin implementing it.

Do you not fear that products of Alstom and Siemens will compete with each other within this alliance?

ently on display at the exhibition. They are the Сoradia Stream «Pop» regional train for Trenitalia, the Prima H4 shunting locomotive, and the Aptis electric bus, as well as our key digital mobility, signaling, and train traffic control products. At the exhibition, you are displaying products that will be available in the future. I want to ask you about the products that are currently available: how many locomotives did Alstom’s enterprises around the world produce in 2018? Firstly, we are not talking about the future because all the products on display are already in production. Regarding locomotives, we have produced more than 4,200 in the past 20 years. About 30 locomotives are being produced this year and three times more (about 100) will be produced next year. Everything depends on the size of these locomotives. The 1520-millimeter gauge requires powerful electric locomotives – the most powerful ones that we produce. More time is needed for its production because it is a difficult product. Are you referring to mainline locomotives?

As usual, InnoTrans is an opportunity to exchange views on the market with our partners and customers. We talk about trends. We have an opportunity to listen to the rhythm of the development of the railway business once every two years.

Yes. However, everything depends on the timetable that we agree with a customer, the needs of the customer, and the customer’s financial capabilities.

Are you satisfied with the range of products that your company is presenting this year?

We have two factories that are capable of producing such locomotives. One is in Kazakhstan and the other in Belfort, France. We have a design bureau in Belfort and production facilities in both Belfort and Astana.

Yes. I am very satisfied because I personally participated in the selection of the products that are pres-


The main reason is that competition in the world is constantly increasing. We believe that this global of Alliance will lift us higher on the crest of innovation and strengthen our position in individual products. We are currently under antitrust investigation by the European Commission, which is studying the impact that the merger will have on the market. The results of the investigation should be known at the end of this year or the beginning of the next year. We plan to complete the merger in the first half of 2019.

the person who now represents Alstom in Ukraine. He is currently being trained in all the company’s products: locomotives, trams, and subways. As I said, negotiations with the Ukrainian side are ongoing. Our employees travel to Ukraine almost every week, depending on the need.

Does Alstom produce locomotives for the 1520-millimeter gauge only in Kazakhstan?

Firstly, it is too early to talk about this. Secondly, it is very important for both Alstom and Siemens to maintain relations with their existing customers and preserve the continuity of supply of products that are familiar to customers. In the railway industry, a train must be designed for 30 years, and we must ensure continuity of the life of trains, their maintenance, and supply of spare parts for them. Therefore, we are not particularly worried about losing our traditional customers. An Alstom delegation visited Kyiv in April. There were more visits to Ukraine after that. Were there negotiations on supply of electric locomotives? Firstly, I headed this delegation. We traveled with a team of technical, commercial, and financial professionals in April. We met with the main participants on the Ukrainian transport market. I have a very good impression of communicating with them and the interest they showed in our company. Were negotiations held after April? Commercial negotiations are confidential. However, of course, I can confirm that we continue to hold regular negotiations with potential partners, and everything is moving in a positive direction. What constraining factors did you notice during these negotiations? There are no particular limitations. As in any negotiations, it is necessary to agree technical issues, the quantity, the financing possibilities, and the terms of a contract. Nothing particular about the negotiations in Ukraine distinguishes them from our negotiations in other countries. When does the French delegation plan to pay its next visit to Ukraine? During my visit, I decided that we needed to have an office in Kyiv, and it was opened on July 2. We hired

When would you like to sign the contract? Yesterday (laughs). Seriously? It would be nice to sign a contract next year. However, negotiations are continuing. It was announced in Astana in June that Alstom wants to supply about 300 electric locomotives to Ukraine. Has this number changed in the intervening months? Regarding volumes, I would like to supply at least one thousand, but, according to our information, Ukrzaliznytsia needs about 500 electric locomotives. This is a large number, and it requires large amounts of funds. Ukrzaliznytsia will most likely purchase the locomotives in batches and the first batch will most likely consist of 200 locomotives.


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October October16-18, 16-18,Kyiv Kyiv October 16-18, How long will it take you to produce these 200 locomotives? We can produce as many as the customer needs. In fact, we have more plants where they can be produced. How technologically difficult is it to retool facilities for production of rolling stock from the 1435-millimeter to the 1520-millimeter gauge? From the technological viewpoint, there are no particular differences. Power supply systems for electric locomotives require greater efforts because, as I said earlier, locomotives for the 1520-millimeter gauge are very powerful – 8,800 kW. This electric locomotive has a payload of 9,000 tons. Regarding possible localization of production in Ukraine, how much does the Ukrainian side want and how much are you ready to offer at the initial stage? The degree of localization is highly dependent on the financing terms. When a country requests financing from another, the other country  – France, for example  – demands that a significant part of the production should take place in France. However, we are exploring opportunities and looking for potential partners in Ukraine to allow part of the work to be done in your country. The Kryukov Railway Car Building Works is a very interesting partner. I can say that it looks good. Is the likelihood of French financing high? This is one of the possibilities. However, it is confidential information. I can only say that we are discussing this possibility with the French government. Your representative in Kyiv is Vadym Pavlenko, who previously worked at the Kryukov Railway Car Building Works. Does this mean that you are considering it as the site for localization of production, as General Electric has just done?



It is one of our potential partners. We are exploring such a possibility. It is a very interesting partner. I can say that it looks good. It was stated in the spring that Alstom was also exploring the possibility of producing parts and components for locomotives at Ukrainian enterprises. Is this true? Yes. We consider Ukraine not only as a market for sale of trains or locomotives. We consider it as a possible industrial partner for production of spare parts, which will be exported to the world market, to all countries. We will organize a day for suppliers during a transport exhibition in Ukraine in October (the Rail Expo). Our purchasing director and his team will meet with dozens of potential Ukrainian suppliers to explain what Alstom needs and what the company requires for the global market. We consider Ukraine as a possible industrial partner for production of spare parts, which will be exported to the world market. Could you name a few of such products?

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