French group Alstom will supply 130 locomotives to Ukrainian railways
CEO of Ukrzaliznytsia Oleksandr Kamyshin and CEO of Alstom Henri Poupart-Lafarge have signed a memorandum of understanding, during the press conference of Presidents of Ukraine and France Volodymyr Zelensky and Emmanuel Macron in Kyiv.
Earlier, Zelensky had anticipated that on February 8, Ukraine and France would finalize the agreements and switched to the practical stage the implementation of the project on the supply of 130 ALSTOM locomotives worth EUR 900 million.
In May 2021, Ukraine and France signed a framework intergovernmental agreement on financing the supply of 130 heavy-duty electric locomotives worth EUR 900 million for Ukrzaliznytsia by Alstom. The document was ratified by the Verkhovna Rada on July 1, 2021.
Alstom welcomed the ratification of the intergovernmental agreement and said that “the next important step is the signing of commercial agreements in the second half of 2021.” This will allow Alstom to start supplying locomotives to the Ukrainian market, which will also include 35% local content associated with the production and maintenance of electric locomotives.
Alstom is one of the world leaders (along with Siemens and Bombardier) in the production of power equipment and railway transport. It operates in more than 70 countries.