VTG Rail Russia (OOO “VTG”), a Russian subsidiary of the leading wagon hire and rail logistics company VTG Aktiengesellschaft, has signed a new contract for the supply of 250 platforms (model 13-9744-06) intended for the transportation of containers and tank containers with AO “Transmash” (“Transportnoye Mashinostroyeniye”). The first platforms are joining fleet of VTG Rail Russia in the fourth quarter of 2021, and the final batch of wagons will be delivered early 2022.
Cooperation of Transmash and VTG Rail Russia started in 2019. During this time VTG Rail Russia has acquired 439 platforms from Transmash, including pocketwagons that are new and innovative for the Russian rail market. Platforms 13-9744-06 offer ideal loading capacity of max. 73 t and are optimized for high-capacity containers and tank containers up to 36 t tare weight. Tie down devices and additional fitting stops on the wagon frame-work accommodate tank containers on the central part of the platform. Service life of the wagons is 32 years.
Olga Yakimova, General Director of VTG Rail Russia: “We have found a credible strategic partner represented by Transmash, who guarantees development of our company even in the current volatile market conditions. We decided to replenish our fleet with the railcars produced by Transmash due to their optimal ratio of price and quality. We hope to improve our cooperation both in Russia and on the international level.”
Alexey Lipatov, General Director of AO “Transmash”: “A new contract with VTG Rail Russia who is important and reliable customer is a continuation of our cooperation. We have started supplying VTG Rail Russia with pilot batches first which has turned into a long-term mutually beneficial business partnership. We hope to expand the model range and the number of our railcars owned by VTG Rail Russia, a fast growing and high-potential company in the Russian railcar owner market.”