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TikhvinChemMash to deliver tank cars for sulfuric acid to UMMC

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World Fertilizer,

CJSC TikhvinChemMash (part of RPC United Wagon Co.) has won a tender of JSC Sredneuralsk Copper Smelter and JSC Svyatogor (part of Ural Mining Metallurgical Co. [UMMC]) for the supply of 24 tank cars for sulfuric acid. Rolling stock has already been dispatched to metallurgical enterprises.

New generation tank cars are equipped with running gear with increased axle load 25 tonne-force. Due to the increased up to 77 short t payload capacity tank car transports by 10% more freight than standard counterparts. Tank car tank design with a ‘broken’ axis ensures achieving maximum draining of the tank.

First Tikhvin tank cars of model 15-9545 for sulfuric acid were received by Sredneuralsk Copper Smelter operational use at the end of 2015. Regular exchange of operational use in real conditions made it possible to take into account the customer’s wishes and tailor the tank cars to the metallurgical plant specific features. Thanks to the successful experience of tank cars operational use and freight traffic efficiency of this rolling stock UMMC was able to take a decision on a further replenishment of its fleet with TikhvinChemMash tank cars.

Alexey Kukushkin, Deputy Director for Commercial and Financial Issues at JSC Sredneuralsk Copper Smelter, said: “For us it is vital to enhance transport security of supplies of the plant products. Not so long ago we updated our automobile fleet with transport means possessing modern control systems and advanced ergonomics. Today our goal is to replenish freight cars fleet. When choosing a rolling stock, its failure-free operation and high efficiency of freight traffic in it play a crucial role. UWC tank cars meet our requirements in terms of these indicators.”

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