SAUDI ARABIA: Ukrainian company Interpipe has delivered an initial batch of 3 000 wheels to Saudi Railways Organization, under a long-term contract awarded last year which covers the supply of 14 000 wagon and locomotive wheels of 838 mm, 920 mm and 1 046 mm diameter.

Local conditions in Saudi Arabia lead to excessive wheel wear, according to Interpipe’s Chief Commercial Officer, Alexander Garkavij, and so as well as supplying standard KLW branded products the company is to work with SRO to ‘search for technical solutions to extend the service life of wheels in such an aggressive environment'.