Romanian rolling stock manufacturer Softronic will supply DB Schenker Rail two Transmontana locomotives. The contract was signed at the end of last year ans its value is estimated at EUR 5 million. The two locomotives will enter the rolling stock fleets of DB Schenker Rail Romania and DB Schenker Rail Hungary.
Transmontana is a 6000 kW electric six axle locomotive, , capable of reaching speeds of 120 km/h and hauling trains up to 2800 tons. It is equipped with regenerative braking (20% economy), powered with 15 kV AC an 25 kV AC.
“The collaboration between Softronic and DB Schenker Rail AG is one of present and future success, 15 locomotives in DB Schenker Rail RO / HU / BG rolling stock fleet being purchased from the Craiova plant,” said Ionel Ghiţă, Softronic Chairman and shareholder.
Among Softronic’s customers are DB Schenker Romania (6 locomotives), DB Schenker Hungary (9 locomotives) MMV Hungary (5 locomotives), CFR (3 locomtives), CER Holding (2 locomotives) Cargotrans Vagon (Romania) and Transferoviar Group (Romania).