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Sugar firm orders 50 GE locomotives

08 Jan 2010

BRAZIL: Sugar and ethanol producer Cosan has signed an order for 50 AC44i diesel-electric locomotives, GE Transportation announced on January 7. They will be used by Cosan's logistics subsidiary Rumo to haul sugar from processing plants to the Port of Santos using América Latina Logistíca's rail network.

Deliveries will start later this year. The locomotives will be built by GE Transportation South America at Contagem in Brazil, with engines supplied from Grove City in the USA.