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Alstom Breaks Ground with First Bogie Centre in Kazakhstan

Alstom Breaks Ground with First Bogie Centre in Kazakhstan
photo: Alstom/Alstom Breaks Ground with First Bogie Centre in Kazakhstan
07 / 09 / 2023

Alstom, the global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, inaugurated its first bogie center in Astana, Kazakhstan, to produce and maintain bogies for all types of railway vehicles throughout their entire lifecycle; this new center comprises an impressive total area of more than 8,000m2. In the framework of Alstom’s development plan in Kazakhstan, Alstom invested over EUR 15 million in the creation of the bogie center and has opened more than 100 jobs locally.

Alstom prioritizes optimizing the total cost of ownership for customers through measures such as extended component lifetimes, efficient maintenance plans, and advanced condition-based maintenance features for maximum availability. Alstom bogies are highly reliable and designed to withstand different environmental and climatic conditions and are 98% recyclable. The bogie center combines original equipment manufacturer knowledge and technology with product innovations.

Alstom covers various service needs, bringing bogies and their components back to impeccable condition through repairs and overhauls, lifecycle, and technical solutions management. The bogie center is capable of overhauling bogie subcomponents which includes wheelset and dampers repair, 3D measuring, non-destructive inspection, wheelsets and motors testing, and other related activities supported by the digital manufacturing process. Moreover, the facility is qualified to maintain non-Alstom railway components as well.

“This state-of-the-art facility has been established as a result of Alstom’s industrialization development in Kazakhstan. Our bogie center plays a crucial role in providing full maintenance for Alstom freight and passenger locomotives over a 25-year period. With a full range of innovative equipment and services, we are happy to support Kazakhstan’s mobility as a trusted partner”, said Kanat Alpysbayev, Managing Director in Western and Central Asia.

As part of its Flexx bogies offering, Alstom proposes the widest range of products, catering to various rail transportation needs, from light rail to high-speed trains. Through continuous investment in research & development, Alstom’s bogies show high reliability, optimized total cost of ownership, and result in improved comfort for passengers. Alstom also offers Flexx Consult services, including the wheel-rail interface study to create the optimal interface between wheel and rail profiles, resulting in improved performance and reduced life cycle cost for both, wheel and rail.

Alstom has been operating in Kazakhstan since 2010 and has established a significant industrial base with over 1,000 employees working to address national mobility needs and modernization of the country’s railway. Today, Alstom’s footprint spans 11 sites in 6 cities throughout the country: two production plants: Electric Locomotive Assembly Plant (EKZ) in Astana for the production of electric locomotives and JV KazElectroPrivod (KEP) in Almaty for the production of point machines; four service depots to maintain locomotives in Astana, Almaty, Arys and Shu, two troubleshooting areas located in Tobol and Ekibastuz. The repair center, Bogie center, and Corporate office are located in Astana.

Source: Alstom