IRAN: Russian rolling stock and defence group Uralvagonzavod has completed a Type 12-581-01 open wagon custom-designed for export to Iran by its Ural Design Bureau of Wagon Construction.
The Type 12-581-wagon has a capacity of 66·7 tonnes. The 18-100 bogie is an existing 1 520 mm gauge design modified for use on 1 435 mm gauge tracks, and UVZ said exports of the type to customers in Asia, Africa and Cuba were also envisaged.
Attendees at the unveiling in Russia included Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mines & Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh.
UVZ General Director Oleg Siyenko said the company has now designed more than 10 wagon types for Iran, of which five have now been certified and a further three are now being manufactured.