Paribus Orders Vectron DM Locomotives

posted on 29th Jun 2021 13:01

Following an order of up to 50 Type DM 20-EBB electro-battery locomotives, Paribus and Siemens Mobility have signed on 29 June 2021 a framework purchase agreement and a full-service contract for up to 30 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives. The investment was arranged and structured by Paribus for RIVE Private Investment (RIVE), a private equity investment company headquartered in Paris. 

Along with the signing of the agreement, a first order was placed for seven locomotives for which Northrail, also belonging to the Paribus Group, has already concluded rental contracts with German freight operators. The seven locomotives are to be delivered beginning in September 2021. Siemens Mobility will provide full service for the locomotives for a period of up to 20 years.

The 160 km/h Vectron Dual Mode is designed to operate on a 15 kV AC voltage and is equipped with a PZB ATP. In both operating modes, traction power at the wheel rim is 2,000 kW. The fuel tank has a volume of 2,600 liters of diesel. 

Paribus previously signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility in 2019 for the delivery of 25 Smartron locomotives. To date, 16 locomotives from this agreement have been called up.

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