Support The Moscow Times!

UEC to Bid in Tender

United Engine Corp. intends to bid in a planned tender by India's railroads for the design, manufacture and delivery of gas turbine locomotives, a leader at UEC parent company Oboronprom said, Interfax reported.

"We are waiting for the announcement of the tender and intend to participate in it as part of a consortium of Russian companies,"  said Pavel Osin, first deputy CEO of Oboronprom. "RZD Trading House, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, will represent Russia in the tender."

He said that in contrast to Russian bidders, foreign competitors "do not have a working prototype of a gas turbine locomotive that meets the Indian requirements."  Oboronprom's public relations department said information from Indian officials confirms that India's railroads require up to 500 gas turbine locomotives. The deadline for developing and building a prototype will be one year from the signing of the contract.

(MT)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.