Angola starts receiving General Electric locomotives in 2017

13 June 2016

Angola is due in the first quarter of 2017 to start receiving some of the 100 locomotives that the government commissioned from US group General Electric, announced in Luanda the chairman of General Electric Angola.

David Viela told newspaper Jornal de Angola that the locomotives are already being built at the GE Transportation plant in Erie, Pennsylvania and the first are expected to arrive in the first quarter of next year and the last in 2019.

The supply of locomotives is the result of the memorandum that the government of Angola and the General Electric Company signed in February 2013 in Chicago, under which the first 15 locomotives were due to arrive in Angola in 2014 and the remaining 85 over a period of five years.

Much of GE’s business in Angola is concentrated in the oil and gas sectors, production of electricity, placement of electric turbines in several provinces, in the health sector, supplying cardiology, obstetric and MRI equipment, while in the aviation sector it provides engines for the aircraft of Angolan airline Linhas Aéreas de Angola. (macauhub/AO)