Kazakhstan arranges production of passenger carriages Tulpar-Talgo

Business Materials 20 January 2012 13:05 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan. 20 / Trend L. Podolyak /

The Tulpar-Talgo plant that will produce railway carriages was built in 2010 as part of the state programme of industrial-innovative development. The project will help resolve the shortage of passenger carriages, ensuring more comfortable levels of passenger comfort and increasing competitive capacity of the Kazakh railway, the Kazak Prime Minister's website reported.

Plant construction to build on the capital's industrial park began in October 2010 and was carried out jointly with Spanish partners.

The project target is for 150 passenger carriages per year broken down to producing 18, 12, 10-local carriages, as well as a six-seated coach for the disabled. The carriages were adapted for Kazakhstan's climatic conditions and constructed to withstand speeds of up to 350 km per hour.

The plant launch has a major significance to developing mechanical engineering in Kazakhstan. Starting its own production of passenger carriages is an important landmark in the country's industrial history.

The Tulpar-Talgo plant was developed and built to international standards of quality, cost effectiveness and process efficiency and does not have an equivalent in the CIS.