Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Chinese company Dongfang Electric International Corp. have reached agreement on the supply of four MTU 12V 4000 R41 rail engines to be installed in railcars made by CRRC, the world’s largest train manufacturer, and operated by Sri Lanka Railways. This is the fourth time since the year 2007 that Sri Lanka Railways has chosen MTU drive systems.
“We are delighted to be continuing our successful partnership with CRRC and Sri Lanka Railways,” said Daniel Moosherr, head of Rail Sales at MTU. “This demonstrates that our engines are proving their worth in the tough conditions of Sri Lanka, and that they meet our customers’ expectations over the long term.”
The MTU 12V 4000 R41 rail engines are 12-cylinder, 90° vee diesels rated 1450 kW.
The four additional engines will bring the total number of Sri Lanka Railways CRRC railcars with MTU engines to 60. The vehicles ordered in 2007, 2010 and 2018 to date are S10, S12 and S14 railcars that are in service throughout the country.
Over the years, CRRC has ordered over 500 MTU Series 4000 engines for locomotives and railcars for use in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Sri Lanka and South Africa.