Economy, Domestic Economy

Russia Unveils Wagons for Iran Export

Russia Unveils Wagons for Iran ExportRussia Unveils Wagons for Iran Export

Russian rolling stock and defense group Uralvagonzavod has completed a Type 12-581-01 open wagon custom-designed for export to Iran by its Ural Design Bureau of Wagon Construction. This has been reported by Railway Gazette International–a monthly business journal covering the railroad, metro, light rail and tram industries worldwide–reported on its website. The Type 12-581-01 wagon has a capacity of 66·7 tons. The 18-100 bogie is modified for use on 1 435 mm gauge tracks and UVZ said its exports to customers in Asia, Africa and Cuba are also envisaged.  Attendees at the unveiling in Russia last week included Iran’s Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh.  UVZ General Director Oleg Siyenko said the company has now designed more than 10 wagon types for Iran, of which five have now been certified and a further three are now being manufactured.