Alstom in Western and Central Asia


Alstom is the only manufacturer of electric locomotives and point machines in Central Asian and Caucasian region, being a major contributor to the industrial development of the region.

Alstom has 3 offices in Western & Central Asia: Astana (Kazakhstan) ; Baku (Azerbaijan) ; Tashkent (Uzbekistan). About 600 persons are employed in the region by Alstom and its local joint ventures, across 3 sites in Kazakhstan.

  • EKZ JV  in Astana

Alstom entered the Kazakhstan’s railway market in June 2010 together with its Russian partner Transmashholding (TMH), by laying the first stone of the EKZ facility in order to build locomotives for the Kazakh network. The joint company was held by Alstom (25%), TMH (25%) and Kazakh Railways (50%). Alstom, EKZ, TMH and KTZ had signed a contract for the supply of 200 Prima T8 (KZ8A) and 95 Prima M4 (KZ4A) locomotives. The EKZ plant was inaugurated in 2012. The freight locomotives are now fully assembled at EKZ, the full assembly of passenger locos will start in the beginning of 2018. In December 2017, Alstom became majority shareholder in EKZ.

  • KEP JV in Almaty 

This site manufactures point machines production (P80). Alstom’s P80 is a wayside electromechanical point machine designed to operate with no need of periodic maintenance while providing the highest level of safety. 2227 point machines P80 are in operation the region.

  • Repair Center in Astana

Alstom’s repair center ensures corrective maintenance and overhaul works of the traction and brake systems.

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Our projects

Locomotives

  • 295 locomotives to be supplied to the Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) – 200 freight  locomotives Prima T8 (KZ8A) and 95 passenger locomotives Prima M4 (KZ4AT).
  • Alstom to supply 40 freight Prima T8 (AZ8A) and 10 passenger Prima M4 (AZ4A) locomotives to the Azerbaijan Railways (ADY).

Signalling

  • 10,000 point machines P80 to be supplied to the Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) over a 10-year period starting from 2013.

Maintenance

  • Full maintenance and major overhaul of 27 passenger locomotives KZ4AC for a period of 25 years. 
  • Full maintenance and major overhaul of 200 Prima T8 (KZ8A) and 95 Prima M4 (KZ4AT) locomotives for a period of 25 years.

Metro

  • 3 metro trainsets consisting of 5 cars each delivered to Baku Metro in 2014.

LOCOMOTIVES

295 locomotives to be supplied to the Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) – 200 freight  locomotives KZ8A and 95 passenger locomotives KZ4AT.

Alstom to supply 40 freight AZ8A and 10 passenger  AZ4A locomotives to the Azerbaijan Railways (ADY).

SIGNALLING

10,000 point machines P80 to be supplied to the Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) over a 10-year period starting from 2013.

MAINTENANCE

Full maintenance and major overhaul of 27 passenger locomotives KZ4AC for a period of 25 years.

Full maintenance and major overhaul of 200 KZ8A and 95 KZ4AT locomotives for a period of 25 years.

METRO

3 metro trainsets consisting of 5 cars each delivered to Baku Metro in 2014.