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Akiem increases its fleet to 100 Vectrons

posted on 31st Jul 2023 17:55

On 31 July 2023 Akiem has ordered an additional 15 Vectron AC and Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens Mobility. They will have a maximum power of 6,400 kW and can be delivered with a top speed of either 160 or 200 km/h. The order was placed as part of a framework agreement signed in December 2021. Locomotives from this new call will be delivered between 2025 and 2027. Akiem previously ordered 20 Vectrons in December 2021 and further 65 ones in August 2022.

Fabien Rochefort, Akiem CEO, said: “We are delighted to be increasing our fleet by 15 Vectrons and pursuing this fruitful business relation with Siemens. We look forward to offering passenger and freight operators throughout Europe the fleet they need as a sustainable and reliable service. With this fleet of 100 Vectrons we will address the needs of freight and passenger operators in 11 countries and further support sustainable rail transportation in Europe.”

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