Alstom has announced the inauguration of its first repairing center in Astana, Kazakhstan. Alstom will use the facility for the preventive overhaul and corrective work on the Prima T8 (freight) and Prima M4 (passenger) locomotives for a period of 25 years. Alstom will also supply spare parts and repair traction and brake systems for the locomotives.
The 2,660 square meter repair center features a repair and testing shop, warehouse, a spare parts shop and office space. Maintenance on the vehicles will include not only products manufactured by Alstom, but equipment produced by other companies, such as pantographs, transformers and braking systems.
“The inauguration of the first repairing center in Kazakhstan is a very important milestone for Alstom in the country,” stated Bernard Peille, managing director of Alstom in CIS. “Through implementation of new technology and developing local expertise, we are proud to get Kazakhstan’s industrial base to a new level, which opens new promising prospects for the country as an important hub linking Europe, Middle East, Asia and Russia through new Silk Way.”
“Being the only repairing center for modern traction and braking system in the Central Asian region, Alstom strengthens its long presence, developing local competencies, contributing to the economic development of Kazakhstan and opening new opportunities for export in neighboring countries,” added Peille.