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VTG Rail Russia orders another 250 container platforms from RM Rail

VTG Rail Russia orders another 250 container platforms from RM Rail
photo: RM RAIL press materials/VTG Rail Russia orders another 250 container platforms from RM Rail
17 / 12 / 2021

VTG Rail Russia (OOO “VTG”), provider of rental services of own freight wagons on the Russian market and subsidiary of VTG AG, a leader in the European wagon hire and rail logistics market, has signed a contract for the supply of fitting platforms 40’ (model 13-1258-01) with a leading manufacturer of freight wagons in Russia - RM Rail.

RM Rail will manufacture 250 platforms 40’ for VTG Rail Russia. The model 13-1258-01 is used for transportation of various containers including the ones with gross loading capacity up to 36 t and tank containers. Containers might be additionally anchored on the platforms in case of adverse weather conditions (gusts of wind exceeding 20 m/s). Tie-down devices were specially designed for this purpose. The maximum load of the railcar is 72 t, axle load is 23.5 t, service life is 32 years.

The order is due to be fulfilled in 2022 with a possible prior delivery of container wagons at the end of 2021. The manufacturer is AO “Ruzkhimmash”. VTG Rail Russia plans to use these platforms for the transportation of its own tank containers in the conduct of the development strategy of VTG Tanktainer in Russia. Earlier Ruzkhimmash has manufactured hoppers for cement (19-1217), LPG tanks (15-1200-02 and 15-1209), and oil tanks of different modifications for VTG Rail Russia.

Alexander Kulikov, CEO of RM Rail: “We consider VTG Rail Russia a verified partner. Our partnership advances due to VTG Rail Russia’s interest in our developments and our products living up to the international quality standards. We are ready to accomplish the order as soon as possible and to realize new joint projects in innovative railcar manufacturing.”

Olga Yakimova, Managing Director of VTG Rail Russia: “We have established collaboration with RM Rail. In the course of the years of our conjoint work, we have repeatedly proved our partnership. We have the highest regard for both RM Rail’s products quality and their positive and constructive approach and readiness to achieve goals together. We believe the expansion of our cooperation is a logical continuation of VTG Rail Russia’s long-term development strategy on the Russian market which implies replenishment of the fleet with the most demanded rolling stock with the best technical and commercial characteristics. We hope to strengthen mutually beneficial business relations between our companies.”

Source: RM Rail press materials