Akiem Orders 15 More Vectron Locomotives from Siemens to Enhance European Rail Transportation

Akiem Orders 15 More Vectron Locomotives from Siemens to Enhance European Rail Transportation

(IN BRIEF) Akiem, a leading European rolling stock leasing company, has placed an order for 15 Vectron AC and Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The order is part of a framework agreement signed in December 2021 and adds to the 20 Vectron locomotives ordered previously and an additional 65 units ordered last August. The new locomotives will be delivered between 2025 and 2027 and will be used for cross-border freight transport and fast passenger service in various European countries. Siemens Mobility’s Vectron platform has been widely successful, with over 1,800 locomotives sold to 66 customers in 16 countries.

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 1-Aug-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — “We are very pleased that Akiem has decided to place another call from our framework contract and that we continue to be their trusted partner. In Akiem’s fleet, the Vectron is making a significant contribution to the company’s transport performance for cross-border, European freight and passenger traffic”, said Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility.

“We are delighted to be increasing our fleet by 15 Vectron locomotives and pursuing this fruitful business relation with Siemens,” said Fabien Rochefort, CEO of Akiem. “We look forward to offering passenger and freight operators throughout Europe the fleet they need as a sustainable and reliable service. With this fleet of 100 Vectrons we will address the needs of freight and passenger operators in 11 countries and further support sustainable rail transportation in Europe.”

The ordered locomotives have a maximum power of 6.4 megawatts and can be delivered with a top speed of either 160 or 200 km/h. They can be used for cross-border freight transport as well as fast passenger service in a number of European countries.

To date, Siemens Mobility has sold more than 1,800 Vectron locomotives to 66 customers in 16 countries, and the fleet has covered over 750 million kilometers in service. Locomotives based on the Vectron platform have been approved for operation in 20 European countries.

Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in intelligent transport solutions for more than 175 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio. Its core areas include rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, a comprehensive software portfolio, turnkey systems as well as related services. With digital products and solutions, 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 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.7 billion and had around 38,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/mobility.

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SOURCE: Siemens AG



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