Kazakhstan's railroad plant to support railway tracks repair in Russia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Aktobe Rail and Beam Plant (ARBP) which is the first long-length railroad plant in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will supply its goods to Russia, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Development Bank.
The corresponding agreement was signed with Russian Railways JSC (RR) and it oversees supplies of 50,000 tons of rails before the end of 2020.
The agreement said that ARBP will export 100 and 25 meters long railway rails of the P65 type of the DT350 category to Russia to support repair work of the railway tracks of the country. The first batch of rails in the amount of 900 tons was already sent to Russia.
Aktobe Rail and Steel Beam Plant is also working to establish export of railway rails to European markets; in November last year, a certificate was received from TÜV Rheinland for the production of European-type 60E1 railway rails according to the EN 13674-1: 2017 standard.
Obtaining the certificate will expand the geography of sales of Kazakhstan's rail and structural products.
The plant's rails are already supplied in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Turkey.
The measures taken by the plant to increase export are aimed at increasing the export potential of both the enterprise and Kazakhstan.
ARBP LLP is one of the leading manufacturers of long heat-strengthened rails up to 120 meters long in the EAEU with a design capacity of 200,000 tons of rails and 230,000 tons of structural shapes.
The factory with an area of 78.9 hectares employs over 800 workers. The plant produces rails for the construction of general railways and high-speed lines. Its products are certified according to national standards of Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, and Europe.
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