Joining forces to create locomotives
Rusano, Russian Railways (RZD) and Sinara have formed a partnership to develop trunk and shunting freight locomotives using power plants based on electrochemical hydrogen fuel cells in conjunction with lithium-ion batteries.
RZD will act as a potential customer for locomotives, Sinara as general contractor and Rusano as a co-contractor with regard to the creation of hydrogen fuel cells, energy storage systems based on lithium-ion batteries and other innovative technological solutions.
The agreement provides for complex research & development and design, as well as a comprehensive analysis of the necessary infrastructure and the technology required for main-line freight locomotives. (ben)