All Kazakhstan articles – Page 6

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    President opens Astana locomotive plant


    KAZAKHSTAN: President Nursultan Nazarbayev inaugurated GE Transportation’s locomotive assembly plant in Astana on July 3. Later this year staff at the 43000 m² plant will begin assembling 300 Evolution Series locomotives for state railway KTZ using parts supplied from the USA under a US$650m order for a total ...

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    GE signs $500m Kazakh locomotive service deal


    KAZAKHSTAN: GE Transportation announced the signing of two significant agreements in Kazakhstan on May 29. The first is a 15-year contract with the JSC Lokomotiv subsidiary of state railway KTZ which covers the servicing and overhaul of 404 2TE10 locomotives which GE Transportation has modernised. GE Transportation will work ...

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    Globaltrans expands in oil and Kazakhstan


    GLOBALTRANS: Russian private rail freight operator Globaltrans has bought two tank wagon leasing companies, as part of its policy of increasing exposure to the oil and oil products markets and gaining an entry to Kazakhstan. The company will pay US$79m over two years to acquire a 61% stake in ...

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    GE diesels will revitalise KTZ fleet


    KAZAKHSTAN: GE Transportation is working with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy to modernise the locomotive fleet, reports Murray Hughes.

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    China South awarded Kazak loco contract


    KAZAKHSTAN: The Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive subsidiary of China South announced a US$100m order to supply locomotives to Kazak state railway KTZ on October 23. The Chinese firm was selected from three international bidders. The 4·8 MW locos will have AC drives and a top speed of 200 km/h. CSR ...

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    Transmash plans Kazakh plant


    KAZAKHSTAN: Prime Minister Karim Massimov is reported to have opened discussions with the Chairman of Transmash Holding Andri Bokaryov for the Russian rolling stock manufacturer to set up a plant in the Central Asian republic to build 25 kV 50 Hz electric locomotives and passenger coaches. Estimated to cost ...

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    KTZ announces wiring plan


    KYRGYZSTAN: Work is to begin this year on the US$100m electrification of the 154 km main line linking the capital Bishkek with Lugovoy in Kazakhstan, KTZ Chief Executive Nariman Tuleev announced on January 31. Logovoy is on the route from Toshkent in Uzbekistan to Almaty in Kazakhstan, and the line ...

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    GE plans Kazakh assembly plant


    GENERAL ELECTRIC announced on May 16 that is to build a plant in Kazakhstan with the capacity to assemble up to 150 Evolution Series locomotives a year for countries in the former Soviet Union. The following day the Kazakh Prime Minister and the US ambassador laid a ceremonial first brick ...

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    Trans-Kazakhstan link will complete standard-gauge transcontinental artery


    An international consortium is to be formed to close the gap between the standard-gauge networks of China and Europe, and construction of an initial 320 km section has already started

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    KTZ starts on Trans-Asian link


    KAZAKHSTAN Railways has started work on an ambitious US$3·5bn project to build a 1435mm gauge railway linking Asia and Europe, paralleling the broad gauge Trans-Siberian corridor in Russia. According to KTZ First Vice-President Kanat Zhangaskin, the standard gauge Trans-Kazakhstan Railway between China and Iran would cut journey times by up ...

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    Realities and costs drive Kazakhstan's railway reform


    The Kazakh government has integrated the three distinct rail networks it inherited at independence, and is now introducing reforms to encourage private-sector investment and reduce the need for domestic services to cross international borders, explains Gordon Feller

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    Kazakhs to restructure


    ON DECEMBER 21 the government of Kazakhstan announced that the central Asian republic’s national rail network is to be restructured by 2003, with the aim of partially privatising the business. KTZ Director General Ablai Myrakhmetov told a meeting in Astana that the railway would be split into four businesses, of ...

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    Kazakhs open northeast link


    JUNE 19 saw the opening to traffic of the first new railway to be completed in Kazakhstan since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The 184 km Aksu - Konechnaya line connects the existing branches from Pavlodar to Ermak and Semipalatinsk to Degelen, providing a direct link ...