• GE Transportation to Build Diesel Engine Plant in Kazakhstan

  • Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.
Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by GEVO
 
May 23, 2012
New Diesel Engine Plant to Serve CIS Region

GE Transportation, TransMashDiesel and JSC National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a diesel engine manufacturing plant in Astana, Kazakhstan. The plant will produce GE Evolution Series diesel engines to serve customers in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. It is expected to be in operation by the end of 2013.
Link with press release
  by Allen Hazen
 
GE has been building locomotives in Kazakh stan for a while now, I suppose with engines from Grove City. Evidently GE and the Kazakh authorities think the demand for Kazakh-built locomotives will continue and be strong enough to make it worth building more of the major components locally.
  by JayBee
 
Allen Hazen wrote:GE has been building locomotives in Kazakh stan for a while now, I suppose with engines from Grove City. Evidently GE and the Kazakh authorities think the demand for Kazakh-built locomotives will continue and be strong enough to make it worth building more of the major components locally.
Probably looking at the market in countries of the former Soviet Union, not just in Kazahkstan.
  by Allen Hazen
 
JayBee--
Certainly! Press release says as much: "C.I.S." (I think it stands for "Confederation of Independent States") refers to the former Soviet Union.