Uralchem modernises ammonia wagon fleet
RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant has supplied fertiliser producer Uralchem with a batch of ammonia tank wagons offering a capacity of 92·7 m3 and 60·2 tonnes, an increase of between 5% and 10% compared to older designs.
Designed for loading ammonia at temperatures down to -33°C, the wagons incorporate shade protection, built-in drainage and safety valves and have an expected service life of up to 40 years.
‘Our company is modernising its transport assets’, said Vsevolod Kovshov, Director of Uralchem-Trans. ‘To date, the share of up-do-date rolling stock in the Uralchem-Trans fleet is about 10%. We plan to expand our partnership with United Wagon Co to achieve gradual increase in the share of up-to-date rolling stock in our fleet.’