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Research and development Corporation “Uralvagonzavod” and the Tikhvin Railway Car-Building Factory concluded a cooperation agreement in the innovation sphere. The main goal of the agreement is meeting the demands of the innovation railway vehicles and their promotion in the markets of the RF and CIS countries.
The Sides agreed to cooperate in manufacture of a new-generation railway cars equipped with innovation bogie Barber S-2-R. To this end, “Uralvagonzavod” shall obtain a license to manufacture and sell bogies Barber S-2-R and its elements. Besides, starting from 2012, the Tikhvin Railway Car-Building Factory shall supply completing items for freight railway cars, including steel castings for bogies Barber S-2-R to “Uralvagonzavod”.
The sides also agreed to use the “Uralvagonzavod” intellectual property for the designs of units and freight railway cars, and the corporation shall transfer licenses to manufacture such products to the Tikhvin Railway Car-Building Factory.
We focus on the long-term partnership to fully implement the production, research and development potentials of the Agreement Sides to their mutual reward, pointed Igor Tsyplakov, Chairman of board of directors of the Tikhvin Railway Car-Building Factory.
Oleg Sienko, CEO of Corporation “Uralvagonzavod” is sure that the partnership will facilitate in implementation of the innovation products in the railway car market.
(Corporation “Uralvagonzavod” /parent enterprise “Uralvagonzavod”) is an integrated structure incorporating more than 20 industrial enterprises, R&D Institutes and design offices in Russia and Europe. The Corporation collaborates with the chief domestic and world companies, invests from one and a half to two bln roubles of own and outside funds in the development annually.
The Corporation strategic partners are OJSC “Russian Railways”, The First Freight Company, and other domestic transportation companies, and the RF Ministry of Defence and “Rosoboronexport”.
The Tikhvin Railway Car-Building Factoryisbeing constructed on the industrial and development site in the city of Tikhvin, Leningrad region. The factory start-up is planned for the beginning of 2011.
The factory will manufacture 4 types of freight railway cars of a new design (closed-bottom gondola car, hopper for mineral fertilizers, 80-feet loading flat car for large-capacity containers, multipurpose gondola car with bottom hatches) jointly designed by company Starfire Engineering&Technologies (USA) and Engineering Centre of the Railway Car Builder Association (Russia) on the base of the 23.5-t and 25-t axle load bogies designed by company Standard Car Truck (USA) and standard domestic bogie.
The capacity of the Tikhvin Railway Car-Building Factorywill be 13 000 cars, 65 000 wheelsets and 90 000 t of railway steel castings per year. The investments total over $1 bln.