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SUEK takes delivery of new railcars

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World Coal,

Russian coal company SUEK has taken delivery of the first 70 rail carriages from Russian railcar manufacturer, Altaivagon. The 12-2143 railcars form the first instalment of a contract for 3000 units.

The carriages were developed as part of a SUEK technical projects to meet a maximum load capacity of 77 t, holding capacity of 94 m3 and unloading adaptability.

The new railcars will help ensure a sufficient supply of railcars remain available under the programme of accelerated carriage write-off implemented by SUEK’s management.

SUEK currently uses about 45 000 railcars with 19 700 units under its direct management. The company is Russia’s largest coal company, supplying both domestic and export markets.

In 1H16 the company produced 53.3 million t of coal, a 15% increase on the same period last year.

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