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New Wagons For Kastamonu

posted on 3rd Dec 2018 17:17

OVK (United Wagon Company, UWC) will supply 75 high-capacity wagons for transport of timber to the Turkish company Kastamonu, one of Europe’s largest wood-processing companies. The first batch consisting of 30 Model 13-6852-02 wagons with a loading volume of 122 m3 and a length of 40 feet, has already been shipped to the customer. In 2019 OVK will deliver a further batch of 45 Model 13-6895 wagons with a loading volume of 155 m3 and a length of 60 feet. The bogies are designed for a 25 t axle load.

„There is currently no alternative to rail transport for long-term and large-scale supply of raw materials,” said Ali Kiliç, CEO of Kastamonu in Russia. "OVK has a wealth of experience building specialised rolling stock, so we were naturally interested to see what solutions it could offer. Kastamonu is increasing its production capacity year by year and these new timber wagons are perfectly suited to our needs. They enable us to substantially reduce time spent loading and unloading wood, and they minimize the risk of damage to the car during loading and unloading operations."

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