TURKISH open access freight operator Körfez Ulaştırma (KU) took delivery of five DE36500 Wabtec (formerly GE Transportation) ‘Powerhaul’ locos this summer.
KU is the rail freight subsidiary of Tüpraş, Turkey’s largest oil refinery.
The locos were ordered in 2018 and assembled by Wabtec’s Turkish partner Tülomsaş, in Eskişehir.
They will be used alongside five similar DE36000 locos, leased from Turkish State Railways (TCDD), to operate 2,000-tonne oil trains.
KU started operations in December 2017, and has a fleet of 439 wagons used to move oil within Turkey. The company has also ordered seven EuroDual Co-Co electro-diesel (6.15MW 25kV AC electric/2.8MW diesel) locos from Stadler. The locos will be built in Valencia and delivered in 2021. Stadler will maintain them in Turkey.
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