GE to Build 100 Locomotives for Use in Angola

GE Transportation will build at its Erie, Pa., assembly plant 100 C30ACi locomotives to be used in Angola. Production of the locomotives will begin in 2016 and the order will take three years to complete.

The locomotives are being built for Instituto Nacional Dos Caminhos de Ferro Angola . The contract also includes services, tools and training.

“This deal is another step in broadening GE’s partnership with Angola. This contract is evidence of continued confidence in regional trade through transportation infrastructure across Africa,” said Thomas Konditi, President and CEO of GE Transportation Sub-Saharan Africa in a news release.

Over the past four years, GE has delivered more than 320 locomotives to Central and Southern African countries. This newest order has increased GE’s backlog for deliveries to the region to more than 400 new locomotives.

The GE C30ACi locomotive, a six-axle diesel-electric locomotive with a 12-cylinder 3,000 horsepower FDL-series diesel engine.

GE has been operating in Angola since 1967. Today, GE employs more than 500 people in businesses spanning across key sectors including oil and gas, power and water, and rail transportation.

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