Siemens to Supply Iran with 50 Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Germany’s Siemens has signed an agreement with Iranian power and infrastructure group MAPNA to supply components for 50 diesel-electric locomotives to Iran, a report said.

Under the contract, Siemens will deliver the components, which will be assembled in Karaj, Iran’s fourth-largest city, Business Recorder reported.

The deal was signed during an official visit of German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel to Tehran this week.

As Iran seeks to modernize its railway infrastructure, Siemens is proud to support these ambitions with modern rail systems,” Siemens management board member Siegfried Russwurm said in a statement.

The order came after Siemens in March signed an agreement with MAPNA under which MAPNA will acquire the technology to manufacture Siemens F-class gas turbines in Iran.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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