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Penzadizelmash Produces New Traction Generators


posted on 8th May 2021 11:46


On 7 May 2021, Penzadieselmash of Penza, north of Saratov (PDM, Penzadieselmash) produced the hundredth Type GPP-840 traction generator. This type of DC generators is used in the Class TEM18DM shunters built by BMZ, and it has a power of 840 kW, which is 60 kW higher than the that of the locomotive itself. 

The development of a new production process began at PDM in October 2020 as part of the Russian import substitution programme („importozameshchenie“): previously these generators were purchased in Ukraine. 

At the end of April 2021, a meeting of the TMH/RZD commission was held at Penza. Following evaluation of tests of a first batch of 100 generators it signed an act according to which Penzadieselmash will assemble 460 more Type GPP-840 generators.

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