The public joint-stock company Ukrzaliznytsia in 2018 seeks to build 4,000 gondola cars and around 200 fitting platforms at own production facilities – Paniutyne, Stryi and Darnytsia car repair plants.
Head of the car department at Ukrzaliznytsia Oleh Motin gave the information at the international conference “Car Building & Rolling Stock Repair in Ukraine” in Kyiv.
Commenting on building of cars this year, he said that today 1,676 gondola cars were built at own production facilities, and 800 or 900 more cars would be built by the end of this year.
Ukrzaliznytsia’s enterprises started producing 360 gondola cars a month, he said.
Motin also said that in 2018, it was planned to buy 700 grain carriers. In general, the grain carrier fleet today is over 5,000. Around 900 cars were built this year.
Some 2,500-3,000 gondola cars will be bought using funds from the increase of freight tariffs in 2018.
In addition, it is planned to buy 6,000-6,500 gondola cars using a loan of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). First contracts will be started implemented in H2 2018. (Interfax-Ukraine/Business World Magazine)