Deliveries of French Electric Locomotives for Ukrainian Railways

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Deliveries of French Electric Locomotives for Ukrainian Railways

French company "Alstom", which plans to supply 130 electric locomotives for "Ukrzaliznytsia" JSC, expects to sign a commercial contract in the second half of 2021

Ukrzaliznytsia JSC is a domestic monopolist in the field of railway transportation.

The contract at Ukrzaliznytsia will stipulate 35% localization in Ukraine. The localization will concern the production and maintenance of electric locomotives.

In June 2019, Ukrzaliznytsia and Alstom agreed on the production of 110 electric locomotives.

Locomotives from Alstom are to be produced by 2025 at the Zaporizhzhia electric locomotive repair plant. According to the agreements, Ukrzaliznytsia was eventually to receive 210 Alstom electric locomotives. The French side stated that it was ready to finance the project of locomotives delivery to Ukraine.

On May 13, 2021, Ukraine and France signed four framework agreements totaling over €1,3 bln. One of the agreements envisages the supply of 130 electric locomotives to Ukraine by Alstom for the sum of up to €900 mln. French loans were to finance 85% of the purchase.

On 2 July, the government ratified the agreement between Ukraine and France on the supply of 130 Alstom electric freight locomotives to Ukraine.

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