UNITED Wagon Company, Russia, has won orders to supply hopper freight wagons and tank cars to two customers.
The largest order is from Uralkali for 500 hopper wagons for transporting potassium. The wagons will be built by Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant and supplied in 2019.
The second order is from Karabashmed for 50 bogie tank wagons to transport sulphuric acid. The high-capacity wagons have a volume of 44m3 and can carry 77 tonnes, which means 89 wagons of this type can transport the same volume as 100 standard-length wagons. The wagons have a 25-tonne axleload and will be delivered later this year.