ELP extends fleet for European freight corridors
Stadler has signed a contract with the European Loc Pool (ELP) for ten more six-axle hybrid locomotives. This order illustrates ELP’s commitment to expanding its fleet, consolidating its leading position in the leasing of hybrid locomotives.
Iñigo Parra, CEO of Stadler Valencia, and Willem Goosen, CEO of the European Loc Pool, have signed a contract for the construction and
delivery of ten Co’Co’ hybrid locomotives. This purchase is part of a framework agreement for a total of 100 locomotives. The framework agreement, which does not specify a minimum order, means that ELP can request additional locomotives.
The Stadler locomotives for ELP boasts a power range of 2.8 MW in diesel-electric operation and up to 6.15 MW in electric catenary operation, as well as an outstanding tractive effort thanks to six powered axles. On many European freight corridors, a single Co’Co’ hybrid locomotive will replace two Bo’Bo’ locomotives at constant train weight, significantly cutting the cost base for freight rail operators.
The innovative bogie technology helps minimise wear and tear to the track infrastructure, reducing track access costs. The hybrid locomotives can be operated on electrified and non-electrified lines. Switching from electrical catenary power supply to diesel or vice-versa is possible when a locomotive is moving. The hybrid locomotives are configured to German measures (15 kV + 25 kV AC and 1 x 2.8 MW diesel engine) and feature ETCS and a
radio remote control.