GE Transportation, of US group General Electric, will provide 100 C30ACi locomotives to Angola under a contract signed with the Angolan National Railway Institute (INCFA), the group said in a statement.
Under the signed contract, GE Transportation is also responsible for training rail staff as well as the supply of various tools and services.
The six-axle locomotives with 12-cylinder diesel and 3000 horsepower engines will be built at the company’s facility in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, with delivery expected to take place over three years from 2016.
The new locomotives are designed, according to the statement signed by Thomas Konditi, CEO of the sub-Saharan Africa division of GE Transportation, to increase Angola’s rail capacity, driving economic development and making it easier to access interior of the country. (macauhub/AO)