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MOSCOW, September 22 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Railways and Tatravagonka a.s. have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development and manufacture of railway transporters with a carrying capacity of up to 500 tonnes.
The agreement was signed by Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice President of Russian Railways, and Alexej Beljajev, Chairman of the Board of Tatravagonka, and took place at the international conference Railway Engineering: 1520 and 1435 Partnership in Berlin on September 19, 2012.
The agreement was concluded in order to establish scientific and technical cooperation between the two companies to develop, manufacture and test rail transporters capable of carrying between 450-500 tons in order to transport heavy and bulky, oversized cargo.
As part of the agreement, cooperation will be ensured to create the conditions for the development of design documentation and the construction and commissioning of the transporters.
The maximum possible use of Russian components will be made in developing the transporters’ design documentation.
A working group will be set up in order to implement the provisions of the agreement regarding the design, testing, acceptance and certification of the transporters.