Russian-made freight cars for Zimbabwe Railways
Wagon Company (UWC) and the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) have signed an agreement for the supply of freight cars intended for operation on the 1,067 mm gauge track. By striking the deal, in addition to an earlier supply of 114 hopper cars to the Republic of Guinea, the Russian manufacturer has further expanded its presence in the African market.
The agreement provides for the supply of 100 gondola cars with solid bottoms. The railcars will be delivered not later than 12 months after the NRZ acquires a respective export loan through the assistance of UWC. The gondola cars are planned to be used for cross-border shipments of coals, chrome ore and grain in big-bags. (ben)