TURKEY: A contract for the supply of five PowerHaul diesel locomotives was signed by GE Transportation, Tülomsaş and the Korfez Ulastirma rail transport business of oil refiner Tüpraş on September 18.

The GE locomotives will be produced by the US company’s local partner Tülomsaş in Eskisehir.

Korfez Ulastirma is the first Turkish private operator to purchase new locomotives since the government began issuing licenses to use the national network in 2017.

The PowerHaul locomotives are compliant with EU Stage IIIa emissions and TSI interoperability standards. They are equipped with 16 cylinder 3 700 HP GE PowerHaul P616 engines with common-rail fuel injection.

Korfez Ulastirma currently leases five PowerHaul locomotives that GE previously supplied to national incumbent railway TCDD. It also owns 549 wagons.