• New client for Vectron in Poland – LOTOS Kolej
• Improvement of intermodal transport in Poland and Europe
• Delivery planned in 2021
LOTOS Kolej - the second largest railway operator in Poland in terms of transport performance and a leader in the transport of dangerous goods - is expanding its fleet with the Vectron, the most modern multi-system locomotive in Europe. The vehicle was purchased with support from the European Union funds through the Center for EU Transport Projects for the implementation of intermodal transport. The locomotive is planned to be delivered in 2021.
- The purchase of the Vectron locomotive was carried out as part of a project co-financed by the European Union, with very good cooperation with the Center for EU Transport Projects. Provision of transport services at a high level requires a reliable traction fleet, and such is certainly the Vectron locomotive. We have experience in operating this locomotive, which is characterized by good traction parameters, is easy to use, providing drivers with high comfort and work safety - emphasizes Anatol Kupryciuk, President of the Management Board of LOTOS Kolej.
Vectrons are the most advanced universal locomotives on the European market, with a modular design that allows easy adaptation to the requirements of use and the specificity of driving in different countries and different operating conditions. The locomotive was created with a view to carrying out various transport tasks. The basic assumption was the efficiency and profitability of performing traction tasks in domestic and cross-border traffic, both passenger and freight in Europe.
- Intermodal transport in Poland is growing every year by several percent, and investments in modern multi-system electric linear locomotives will determine its further development in our country - says Piotr Dybowski, locomotive sales director, Siemens Mobility Sp. z o.o.
In Poland, over 50 Vectron locomotives have been purchased by PKP Cargo, DB Cargo Polska, Cargounit (Industrial Division) and Laude Smart Intermodal. LOTOS Kolej has already joined this group.
- We are glad that LOTOS Kolej, a leading Polish company dealing in rail transport, will be able to use the solutions offered by Vectrons. The railway industry appreciates the capabilities of this vehicle, which is confirmed by orders for over 1,000 locomotives, of which over 900 have already traveled over 360 million kilometers to 50 customers from all over Europe - says Krzysztof Celiński, CEO Siemens Mobility Sp. z o.o.
The new Vectron MS locomotive for LOTOS Kolej has a capacity of 6.4 MW, is equipped with the ETCS system compliant with the current specifications (Baseline 3) and has a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The locomotive is approved for Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, and the Vectron platform vehicles are able to operate in as many as 20 European countries.
The purchase of the Vectron locomotive was carried out as part of the project "Purchase of modern rolling stock by LOTOS Kolej", co-financed by the European Union.
- LOTOS Kolej, thanks to the acquisition of locomotives and platform-carriages, has a chance to increase its share in the growing market of intermodal transport. In addition, it is important for us that we will be able to carry freight also outside Poland, on international routes - adds Jaromir Falandysz, Vice President of the Management Board of LOTOS Kolej.
The locomotive was purchased with the use of EU funds through the Center for EU Transport Projects (CUPT) to support the development of intermodal transport. The purpose of the competition for the Development of Maritime Transport, Inland Waterways and Multimodal Connections, organized by CEUTP, is to subsidize entities under the Priority III Axis measure, so as to significantly increase the development of the TEN-T road network and the multimodal transport itself.
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LOTOS is a Polish corporation whose business is of strategic importance to the national and European energy security, as well as to Poland’s economy. It produces natural gas and crude oil in Poland, Norway and Lithuania. The company owns a refinery in Gdańsk, one of Europe’s most advanced oil refining plants, where crude is processed mainly into high quality fuels, including the LOTOS Dynamic premium brand, as well as aviation and bunker fuels. LOTOS also operates a chain of close to 500 service stations conveniently located at motorways and expressways, in all large cities and many other locations across the country. As a retailer and wholesaler of fuels, it has nearly a one-third market share at home. It is also Poland’s second largest railway carrier. LOTOS is a leading manufacturer of road bitumens, engine oils and lubricants used in road vehicles, aeroplanes, trains, ships, and even military vehicles.More information on www.lotos.pl
LOTOS Kolej is the second largest rail carrier in Poland in terms of freight turnover and a leader in the transport of dangerous goods. The company operates approximately 130 locomotives and over 4,000 wagons, providing services for the LOTOS Group and for external customers. LOTOS Kolej performs forwarding activities on a railway siding, and also offers rental and technical service of rolling stock. Rail tank cleaning services are performed in a modern sewage treatment plant, and trainings for drivers are held in the Dragon 2 locomotive simulator. Since 2015, LOTOS Kolej has been independently operating in the Federal Republic of Germany, and since 2020 it has also obtained a license for transport in the Czech Republic. More information at www.lotoskolej.pl
Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.1 billion and had around 38,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/mobility