Hector Rail orders more Vectron locomotives
Posted: 15 March 2017 | | No comments yet
Hector Rail AB, a Swedish rail transport company, has ordered 15 Vectron alternating-current (AC) locomotives from Siemens.
All of the locomotives will have a maximum output of 6,400 KW, a top speed of 200 km/h and they are all equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS) as well as the ATC2-STM train control system.
They will be used for heavy freight and timber transport in Sweden and Norway, and will have a diesel power module with radio remote control on board to bridge the short stretches without overhead power lines.
Hector Rail, which is headquartered in Sweden, is an independent line haul provider for the European rail transport market and provides transport solutions for heavy industrial products as well as intermodal freight and passenger transport for industrial companies. It has 75 locomotives in its fleet and covers over seven million train kilometers a year.
The Vectron was developed by Siemens based on information from interviews with many different operators, and on experience gained from more than 1,600 Eurosprinters and Eurorunners in operation. Hector Rail initially ordered five Vectron locomotives from Siemens in July 2016 (with an option for the 15 locomotives that have just been ordered) and delivery is planned beginning in the spring of 2018.