Anglo Belgian Corp. (ABC) announced a pair of engine agreements at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin.
ABC signed an agreement with Skinest Rail to supply 40 medium-speed DZC engines for the modernization of TE10 mainline service locomotives of Metinvest Holding Ukraine. ABC also signed an agreement with Ukraine-based Nikolaev Locomotive Rebuilder LLC for the supply of 6DZC engine. This medium-speed diesel engine will be used to repower TEM7 diesel-electric shunting locomotive of ArcelorMittal in Ukraine.
ABC’s 6DZC engine, replacing the existing V12 engine, generates more power (up to 2000 hp or 1470 kW) while offering far lower fuel and lube oil consumption and less emissions, the company said.
ABC’s engineering department will develop, in cooperation with Nikolaev Locomotive, the necessary adaptations, making it possible to re-use the existing generator.
A high swept volume, a low brake mean effective pressure (BMEP), a mechanical injection system and a heavy-duty torque curve are just some of the main technical advantages of ABC’s 6DZC engines. The axial-radial turbochargers’ response is excellent for rail applications, allowing the engine to accelerate very quickly in severe conditions.
The memorandum of understanding with Skinest Rail, a company active in maintenance and modernization of locomotives in Central and Eastern Europe, will have ABC’s DZC engines, replacing the existing 10-cylinder two-stroke inline engines, provide a reliable source of power offering lower fuel and lube oil consumption and less emissions. The robust and straightforward design make these heavy-duty engines the ideal partner to repower TE10 mainline service locomotives.
The four-stroke DZC engine comes in six- and eight-cylinder variants with a bore and stroke of 256 X 310 mm.
ABC’s engineering department will cooperate with Skinest Rail for the optimal integration of the DZC engines in the locomotives, the company said.
Skinest Rail is the largest privately-owned company in the railway business in the Baltic States with group companies in Germany, Poland, Finland, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Russia. Skinest Rail, with extensive experience in performing maintenance and modernization of locomotives of all types, received excellent evaluations from its customers.