KZ4A locomotive.

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 has been co-operating with KTZ since 2000, and supplied KZ4A locomotives to the country for the first time in 2002.