GE Transportation Receives Order for Locomotives in Brazil
GE Transportation announced it signed an agreement with America Latina Logistica (ALL) to deliver 10 AC44i locomotives in 2009 fo freight transport. ALL operates an independent general cargo railway in South America with a fleet of more than 1000 locomotives and 21 000 km of railways connecting Brazil and Argentina.
The Model AC44i locomotives are powered by diesel engines supplied by GE Transportation's manufacturing plant in Grove City, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. The locomotives feature GE's AC individual-axle traction-control technology that enables the Model AC44i to haul heavier loads by reducing slippage on start-ups, inclines and suboptimal track conditions. Model AC44i locomotives also are equipped with dynamic braking in addition to air brakes to provide smooth handling when hauling heavy loads.
"We look forward to the performanc these AC locomotives will provide," said Gabriel Martelli, ALL's superintendent of mechanical. "The delivery of these locomotives will be key to our continued railroad infrastructure development and economic growth."
"The Model AC44i locomoties will be built by GE Transportation South America, GE Transportation's affiliate facility located in Contagem, Brazil. They are scheduled for delivery later this year," said Guilherme Segalla de Mello, president and cheif executive officer of GE Transportation South America.
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