EGYPT: Progress Rail and Egyptian National Railways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities for the possible supply of new locomotives, as well as terms to modernise, overhaul and maintain a portion of ENR’s existing locomotive fleet under a long-term service agreement.

Announcing the MOU on September 18, Progress Rail said its EMD business had powered or supplied the majority of ENR’s current locomotive fleet, with more than 1 100 locomotives delivered over more than 60 years.

‘We value the strong, collaborative relationship we have with ENR, and look forward to putting a plan in place to modernise their locomotive fleet with highly advanced locomotive electronics, quality components and state-of-the-art technologies’, said Progress Rail President & CEO Billy Ainsworth. ‘These innovations will work in tandem to take their existing fleet to the next level through optimised performance.’