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Alstom and Uzbekistan Railways sign a Memorandum of Understanding to produce asynchronous traction motors

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Alstom and Uzbekistan railways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a view to study the production of asynchronous traction motors (ATMs) [1] in Uzbekistan. The MoU was signed during the International Investment Forum in Tashkent on 6 November 2015 by Devron Dekhkanov, First Deputy Chairman of the Uzbekistan Railways and Martin Vaujour, Senior Vice-President of Alstom CIS.

The parties agreed to combine their efforts in implementing a local manufacturing site for ATMs in Uzbekistan. The project’s implementation would significantly contribute to the development of Uzbekistan’s economy through the modernisation of the country’s industrial base, creation of new local jobs and technology transfer.

We appreciate the opportunity to work in Uzbekistan’s attractive investment environment and see this project as mutually beneficial for both parties. Establishing  the local production of asynchronous traction motors would increase the country’s export potential and its role as an important hub for key transport corridors in Central Asia and the Middle East. As an international leader for transport solutions, Alstom is ready to bring the latest international technologies to the machine-building industry of Uzbekistan and sees this project as the first step in the development of a long partnership with the country,” said Martin Vaujour, Senior Vice President Alstom CIS.

Spanning 4,100 km, the Uzbekistan railway network plays an important role as an intersection for east-west and north-south transport routes and a crossroads for CAREC & TRACECA international transport corridors. 

[1] Asynchronous traction motor (ATM), which can be used on a wide range of trains, use a technology that has not yet been introduced on the CIS market. Advantages of the ATM include decreased maintenance costs and a simplified production cycle.

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