PJSC Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company” (RPC UWC, Holding or Company) (MOEX: UWGN), the largest manufacturer of rail cars in Russia1, and Arkhbum LLC, the large operator at the railway service market, have concluded a contract on delivery of timber platforms. Until the first quarter of 2020, Arkhbum LLC will receive 25 flat wagons with 25tf centrally loaded trolley for timber transportation. Thus, taking into account the concluded contract, the amount of wagons manufactured by UWC will be increased up to 305 units in the general fleet of transportation company.
As before, the operator will receive the platforms type 13-6852-02 (40 ft) designed for transportation of timber products and have increased payload capacity of 74 t and increased stowage factor of 122 m3. The design of wagon allows loading without formation of the freight “heap” during transportation of heavy wood species. The model is equipped with constant section side posts, which considerably reduce unused dimensional volume of the rail car when transporting packaged freight and prevent damage to the freight during loading-unloading operations, which is particularly topical for transportation of packaged sawn wood.
The wagons is equipped with the trolley type 18-9855 with the axle load of 25 tf, that allow to save essentially the costs for maintenance of rolling stock during the full life time (40 years). The between-repairs run of the wagon is increased to 1 million km (or 8 years).
Vasiliy Knyrevich, CEO of Arkhbum LLC, has commented the conclusion of the contract: “We are steadily increasing the share of innovative wagons in our company fleet. Tikhvin platforms with increased carrying capacity give us a greater economic effect than a typical railroads rolling stock. The more we can transport freight in one run and the more reliable is the fleet's operation, the more successful we are at the competitive field”.
Arkhbum JSC is the subsidiary company of Arkhangelsk PPM JSC.
It is one of the largest operators on the market of railway services.
Transport and logistics hub owns a fleet of cars (2,364 pcs), diesel locomotives (8 pcs) and repair and maintenance service.
Research and Production Corporation United Wagon Company PJSC (RPC UWC, or Company) (MOEX: UWGN) is a largest manufacturer of freight cars in Russia. The holding comprises the following enterprises: Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant JSC, TikhvinHimMash JSC, TikhvinSpetsMash JSC, NPC Springs LLC, transport company UNICON 1520, lease companies under brand name RAIL1520 and car-repair enterprise Tikhvin Assembly Factory Titran-Express JSC. Research and development work of the holding is carried out by The All-Union Research and Development Center for Transport Technology. Service work of RPC UWC is represented by a wide net of training and service centers based on car repair shops on the track gauge 1520. RPC UWC designs and manufactures freight cars in accordance with international standards: GOST, AAR, UIC. The Company has a Q2 supplier quality status for the largest European railway operator Deutsche Bahn.
Major shareholder of RPC UWC is a Public Joint-Stock Company "Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation" (MOEX: OFCB) with 24.3% interest (through controlled non-state pension funds)ю